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 December 15th, 2014

This week we learned the Chinese economy has overtaken that of the US to become the world’s largest.  New data from the International Monetary Fund reveals China will produce $17.6 trillion this year with the US second at $17.4 trillion. As recently as 2000 the US economy was three times the size of China’s. ExxonMobil, […]

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Cal on November 6th, 2014

A new forecast of up to 12 billion people by 2100 raises serious questions about the capacity of current energy technologies to meet future global demands. US crude oil production was estimated by the Energy Information Administration to have hit 8.97 million barrels per day in late October which is the highest level since 1986. China has […]

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Cal on September 30th, 2014

World population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century’s end, according to the United Nations. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, with the increase largely due to high birth rates in Africa. Almost two-thirds of the 70 nuclear reactors currently under construction worldwide, […]

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Cal on May 17th, 2014

New Scientist reports that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) which will bring fusion to the world for the first time, may not start up until 2023. ITER’s ultimate aim is to generate energy in the same way that our Sun does, by fusing hydrogen into helium in a complex being built at Cadarache in […]

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Cal on March 29th, 2014

The International Energy Agency reports nearly 1.3 billion people, or 18% of the world population, lacked access to electricity in 2011. The world’s population is currently at 7 billion. The Canadian government estimates production from its vast crude oil deposits should reach 5 million barrels per day by 2035, making Canada a “21st century energy […]

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