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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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Cal on May 17th, 2016

The US Energy Information Administration recently released its International Energy Outlook 2016. This projects that world energy consumption will grow 48% by 2040. Compared to the reference year (2012), liquid fuels use will grow 35%, natural gas will grow 75% to surpass coal, coal will grow 18%, and renewable sources will more than double and […]

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Cal on May 7th, 2016

Bankruptcies in the US crude oil and natural gas industries continue to grow at a fast and furious pace. 59 companies have now filed for bankruptcy protection, and more are expected. The numbers may soon pass the famous dotcom bust of 2002-2003. Investment banker JP Morgan reported that its non-performing loans jumped by 665% in […]

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Cal on May 4th, 2016

The international ITER project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor will be delayed by more than a decade and faces another 4 billion euros of cost overruns, its director told the French daily Les Echos. (ITER stands for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor currently under construction in the south of France.) ITER chief Bernard […]

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Cal on April 29th, 2016

Venezuela’s government ordered public workers to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the energy crisis-hit South American country. The nation had already given most of it’s 2.8 million public employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on electricity consumption. Drought has reduced water levels at Venezuela’s main dam and […]

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Cal on April 23rd, 2016

The International Energy Agency says China has become much less energy intensive as it restructures its economy away from exports and more towards domestic consumption. The country is moving away from traditional heavy industry to high-tech, and high value-added service activities. From 2005 to 2013, China had very energy intensive growth and was around 60% […]

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Cal on April 17th, 2016

In East Africa, Tanzania’s state-owned power utility company has announced plans to export electricity to its neighbouring country, Kenya. The African Development Bank has agreed to finance the $300 million energy project, which would see Tanzania becoming an electricity exporter by 2018. A yet to be built 680 kilometer transmission line would provide Kenya with […]

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Cal on April 16th, 2016

Netherlands politicians have proposed banning the sale of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles starting in 2025. This would include hybrid vehicles. The lower house of the Dutch parliament recently supported the motion and the cabinet must now come up with a plan to implement the proposal. The motion has yet to pass into law. Over time […]

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