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Cal on June 23rd, 2016

The International Energy Agency estimates electric vehicles account for 0.1% of the global automobile market. The Agency expects 1.26 million electric vehicles to be on the world’s roads by the end of the year. Volkswagen (VW) said it will invest billions of euros in electric cars, ride-hailing and automated driving to become a world leader […]

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Cal on June 22nd, 2016

Some US shale oil producers, who already have large amounts of capital sunk into leases, infrastructure, and drilled but uncompleted wells, are expected to resume drilling as world crude oil prices rise above $50 a barrel. The International Energy Agency said that unplanned supply interruptions, mostly in Nigeria, have reduced the global oversupply of crude […]

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Cal on June 18th, 2016

Thompson Reuters predicts that solar PV, hydro power, and nuclear fusion will be the three dominant sources of energy over the next three decades, in its report Powering the Planet 2045. The report projects fossil-fuel-based energy sources will be all but gone by the end of this century. Clean coal and natural gas will remain […]

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Cal on June 10th, 2016

The Price of Solar PV Panels vs Global PV Installations: 1975-2015   Source: EcoWatch

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Cal on June 9th, 2016

  The Israeli government approved Noble’s proposed development plan for the giant offshore Leviathan natural gas field in the Mediterranean. The Panama Canal’s new set of expanded locks are working at full capacity and ready to receive their first large oil tankers this week. US banks saw their earnings drop 2% in the first quarter of this […]

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Cal on June 7th, 2016

  The world’s largest commercial rooftop solar array is on a shopping mall in the Philippines. The system generates 2.9 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity to help run the mall’s operations. The mall is located in San Fernando, in the province of Pampanga. The Philippines-based property developer who created the project has plans to add […]

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Cal on June 3rd, 2016

About 147 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity was added globally in 2015, roughly equivalent to Africa’s electricity generating capacity from all energy sources. Most of this capacity was for solar and wind. For the first time, emerging economies spent more than the developed economies on renewable electric power and fuels. China, the US, Japan, […]

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Cal on May 23rd, 2016

The US Energy Information Administration estimates that world energy consumption will grow by 48% between 2012 and 2040. Most of this growth will come from Asia, which will account for more than half of the world’s total increase in energy consumption over this period. Renewable energy sources and nuclear power will be the fastest-growing energy […]

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