Cal on November 9th, 2017

About 7.5 billion people share the earth with us right now. That’s around twice the number that was here in 1970, only 47 years ago. Roughly every 13 years since 1960, about a billion more people have come onboard, and this pattern continues. Our first billion didn’t arrive until 1804, after Homo Sapiens existed for 75,000 […]

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Cal on October 29th, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s minister of energy said population growth and rising living standards across most of the developing world would see energy demand continue to soar in the coming decades. “Energy demand is expected to rise by about 45 percent by the year 2050, that is a huge amount of new energy supply that needs to […]

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Cal on October 28th, 2017

Change in Global Electrification Rate: 2000-2030 (World, Africa, and Asia)                                  Source: International Energy Agency   The IEA projects the number of people without access to electricity will fall from just over 1 billion in 2016 to about 700 million by […]

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Cal on September 5th, 2017

By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.1 billion. Russia is moving to gain a bigger role in the world liquefied natural gas (LNG) market with the opening of a new facility on the Yamal Peninsula in the Kara Sea. Currently, Russian LNG is produced from a facility on the Far East island […]

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Cal on June 15th, 2017

Globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural areas, with 54% of the world’s population residing in urban areas in 2014. By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is projected to be urban. About half of urban dwellers reside in relatively small settlements of less than 500,000 inhabitants, while nearly one in eight live […]

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Cal on May 31st, 2017

The World Economic Forum said that employees should continue working until 70 in nations such as the UK, US, Japan and Canada. The age increase will be needed, as the number of people over 65 will more than triple to 2.1 billion by 2050. By then, the number of workers per retiree will have halved […]

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Cal on April 25th, 2017

Demographers have forecast that India may have the largest population in the world as early as 2022, surpassing China. The US Geological Survey reported that two formations in the Gulf Coast Basin might contain as much as 304.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas plus 1.9 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, making the area the largest […]

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Cal on January 14th, 2017

In 2015 humans used about 575 quadrillion Btu (British thermal units) of energy, according to the US Energy Information Administration. (575 followed by 15 zeros; a Btu is roughly the energy released in a single match.) With a global population of 7.3 billion, that worked out to 78 million Btu per person that year. Nearly 40% of all […]

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