Cal on January 3rd, 2018

The United Nation reports almost one half of the world’s population lives in countries with below replacement fertility, i.e. with a total fertility rate below 2.1 births per woman. The world population is currently 7.6 billion people. This figure is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and surpass 11.2 billion in 2100. […]

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Cal on December 17th, 2017

The international Energy Agency says India is becoming a driving force in global energy trends. Showing remarkable growth, half a billion Indians have gained access to electricity in India since 2000, almost doubling the country’s electrification rate. This growth rate puts India on course to achieving access to electricity for all in the early 2020s. Since 2012, more […]

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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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