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Cal on April 22nd, 2014

Much of China’s boom has been supported by a phenomenal growth in coal consumption which rose from 300 million tons annually in 1970 to 4.3 billion tons last year. Until recently, annual growth in coal consumption in has mostly ranged in the vicinity of 10 to 20% a year. Since 2013, when pollution reached near-lethal […]

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  Coal is expected to be Australia’s primary energy source for the next several decades said The Guardian. The country’s environment minister, Greg Hunt, predicts that while coal will still be around many years from now it will be much cleaner due to new emissions technologies such as carbon capture and reusage. Hunt said he […]

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Cal on April 14th, 2014

The US Energy Information Administration reported most of the growth in petroleum and other liquid fuel supplies comes from countries outside of OPEC, and particularly North America. The EIA said it projects petroleum and other liquids supply to increase by 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014 and 1.3 million bpd in 2015, with most […]

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  The Guardian answered the question: Where does energy in the UK come from?  The post provides a simple guide to explain where and how the UK gathers the energy it uses. Today, UK homeowners expect flick-of-a-switch access to energy. It keeps our houses warm, our fridges cold and our lights illuminated. Yet where does […]

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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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Cal on March 3rd, 2014

The emerging field of “energy scavenging” is drawing upon a wide array of untapped energy sources­ — including radio waves, vibrations created by moving objects, and waste heat from computers or car exhaust systems — to generate electricity and boost efficiency. The Japanese government has released a 20-year energy policy document in which nuclear power […]

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Cal on February 17th, 2014

PetroChina has found almost 1 trillion cubic meters of technically recoverable natural gas in southwest China’s Sichuan basin, one of China’s largest gas discoveries in more than a decade. China is racing to increase supply of this fuel by boosting domestic exploration and raising imports, as demand is forecast to nearly quadruple between 2011 and 2030. […]

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Cal on February 16th, 2014

  From Reuters we learned that Germany has created a plan to rein in its surging electricity costs. Germany’s political parties have agreed to limit the growth of renewable energy sources and reform controversial financial incentives for the sector by this summer in an attempt to slow down the rise in electricity costs for households […]

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