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Cal on July 25th, 2016

A study released by the non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at energy efficiency among the world’s 23 largest energy consuming nations. These countries represent about 75% of all the energy consumed around the globe. The study looked at 35 different metrics of measuring energy efficiency in each country, including the intensity of energy use […]

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Cal on July 15th, 2016

  Source: Deutsche Welle, Sea change to Germany’s energy transition as it throws renewables to the open market

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Cal on July 12th, 2016

The US Energy Information Administration projects renewable energy will surpass nuclear power by 2020 and coal by 2028 to become the second largest source of US electricity generation after natural gas. Renewable energy growth will increase from 13% in 2015 to 24% in 2030, and 27% by 2040, with almost all of this growth from […]

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Cal on July 9th, 2016

China’s energy consumption grew at 1.5% last year, the lowest growth rate since 1998, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. The biggest change has been in coal consumption. China’s coal usage now appears to have peaked in 2011 — a decade earlier than expected — and since 2013 has been in decline. […]

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Cal on July 4th, 2016

  Last week a UK auction saw two early 20th century American electric cars sell for good prices. The EVs were a 1906 Pope-Waverly Victoria Phaeton (£44,800) and a 1907 Victor High Wheel Electric Runabout (£42,750). Both cars were fully restored and outfitted with current battery technology. Among the Victor’s features is a bell, meant […]

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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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