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Cal on December 11th, 2017

In just a few months from now, at bitcoin’s current growth rate, the electricity demanded by the cryptocurrency network will start to outstrip what’s available, requiring new energy-generating plants. And with the climate conscious racing to replace fossil fuel-base plants with renewable energy sources, new stress on the grid means more facilities using dirty technologies. […]

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Cal on November 7th, 2017

Saudi Arabia has started the process to build 17.6 gigawatts of nuclear electricity generating capacity by 2032, the equivalent of about 17 reactors, making it one of the biggest prospects for an industry struggling after the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan. The Saudis want to reduce the amount of crude oil they burn domestically for generate […]

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Cal on October 30th, 2017

For the electric vehicle revolution to benefit consumers, battery technology must make a lot of progress both in reducing its reliance on small, capricious raw materials markets, such as cobalt, and in serving consumer qualities such as range and charge speed. —- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View columnist, Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

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Cal on October 23rd, 2017

Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm under construction in the North Sea will be able to provide power to 425,000 households. The 406 megawatt (MW) Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW turbines. The construction is taking place 34 kilometers off Denmark’s west coast and will stretch over 88 square kilometers. The UK and China are […]

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Cal on October 19th, 2017

“Technology is moving at a speed that is sometimes a bit hard for us to comprehend as individuals. If you look at how fast things are digitalising, such as the smart meter rollout and storage, we are in the process of shaping a new energy system. Nobody is 100% sure of how it will pan […]

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Cal on July 3rd, 2017

German automaker Porsche CEO Oliver Blume expects half of its production to be electric vehicles by 2023. The Mission E will be Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle which is planned to enter production in 2019 with 20,000 units. This is 10% of the company’s current production. Porsche is preparing for a capacity of 60,000 EVs per year at its Zuffenhausen […]

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Cal on June 17th, 2017

In its annual review of world energy, BP said renewable energy contributed almost 40% of the growth in global power generation in 2016. Solar power generation increased 29.6% last year, while wind power grew by 15.6% percent and coal fell 6.2%.  Coal’s decline in electricity production was the largest one year drop on record. Asia-Pacific overtook Europe […]

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Cal on June 9th, 2017

  Earlier this month Swiss company Climeworks began operating the world’s first carbon capture plant—a machine designed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The company hopes to capture 1% of the global carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels by 2025. The company estimates that the plant will remove some 900 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. Located […]

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