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Cal on July 27th, 2015

China could be on the verge of introducing a two-child policy, 35 years after enacting draconian birth control rules blamed for millions of forced abortions and the creation of a demographic “time bomb.” The new regulation, under which all Chinese couples would be allowed to have two children, could be implemented “as soon as the end […]

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Cal on July 25th, 2015

The German government plans to give financial compensation to electric power utilities which agree to mothball coal-generation plants and maintain them in standby mode. Terms of the compensation are not yet known. 200 out of 535 US coal power plants have closed since 2010 or about 40% of that country’s electricity production from coal. Over […]

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Cal on May 17th, 2015

Per Capital World Fossil Fuel Production 1800 – 2300 Source: David Archibald, Thorium: the last great opportunity of the industrial age; David Archibald, a visiting fellow at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., is the author of Twilight of Abundance (Regnery, 2014)  

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Cal on May 7th, 2015

Cities currently account for about 66% of global energy use. Forecasters project this figure to rise to 80% as the world’s population shifts to urban centers. Offshore crude oil drillers are bracing for a wave of contract cancellations as energy companies around the world try to cut their costs to cope with continuing low world oil […]

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Cal on April 28th, 2015

In the past 35 years, China has added more than 500 million rural people to its cities. Fossil fuels (coal, crude oil and natural gas) comprise 85% of total energy resources in the world. This figures is expected to decrease to 75% over the next 25 years, according to data from the International Energy Agency. […]

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Cal on April 18th, 2015

It is likely the first person who will live to be 1,000 years old is already alive today. This is according to a growing regiment of researchers who believe a biological revolution enabling humans to experience everlasting youthfulness is just around the corner.   —-  Aubrey de Grey — a Cambridge gerontologist and co-founder or […]

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Cal on March 28th, 2015

Germany and Norway have agreed to create the NordLink project which will be Europe’s longest electric power grid interconnection, enabling the transmission of 1.4 gigawatts of renewable energy. The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link will extend 623 kilometers. It is scheduled to go into commercial operation in 2020. Turkey’s first nuclear power plant is unlikely […]

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Cal on January 20th, 2015

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