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chinaScale of China’s dirty and deadly air and water problems means both nuclear and renewables are needed

China’s anti-air and water pollution plan has 2020 targets: * ‘good-air days’ reach over 80 percent annually * Over 70% of the surface water to be drinkable * around 70 percent of the country’s offshore area water should be of …

asiaAsia will add at least double Europe’s current usage of Burnable dirt by 2030

Coal demand is likely to remain relatively stable in the years ahead, according to BCG’s (Boston Consulting Groups) Global Energy Scenario Model. The main reason: the unquenchable thirst for energy in numerous Asian developing countries, such as India and Indonesia. …

asiaAsia will add at least double Europe's current usage of Burnable dirt by 2030

Coal demand is likely to remain relatively stable in the years ahead, according to BCG’s (Boston Consulting Groups) Global Energy Scenario Model. The main reason: the unquenchable thirst for energy in numerous Asian developing countries, such as India and Indonesia. …

climate changeWorld CO2 emissions increased in 2017 and clean energy addition needs to be over 7 times higher to fix by 2050

Global energy demand grew by 2.1% in 2017, according to IEA preliminary estimates, more than twice the growth rate in 2016. Global energy demand in 2017A reached an estimated 14 050 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), compared with 10 …

chinaChina will build every kind of energy including starting 8 new nuclear reactors

China’s most recent nuclear energy plan calls for five new nuclear power reactors to be brought online in 2018 and construction to be started on a further six to eight units. In its Energy Work Guidance Opinion for 2018, the …

chinaNuclear reactors for heating can be mass produced and each would take two years to build

China General Nuclear (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are both looking to develop small nuclear reactors for district heating. They are China’s top two nuclear energy companies. Information is from China General Nuclear, NEI Magazine, People’s Daily and …

coalBP predicts natural gas will pass coal and oil to be number one energy source by 2040

BP predicts natural gas (and biogas) to overtake oil as the world’s primary energy source in around 2040 as demand for the least polluting fossil fuel grows. VP Dominic Emery highlighted estimates for demand growth for gas in China of …

chinaStandard Energy projections til about 2025 then self driving ridesharing disrupts the world

The International Energy Association has its energy projection out to 2040. They project strong growth and transition to electric cars and renewables but they do not forecast an acceleration of technology. This is part of their methodology to update to …

chinaChina’s stronger economy could force energy use above equivalent of 5 billion tons of coal by 2020

China State planners said they may struggle to achieve the targets of keeping energy usage below the equivalent of 5 billions tons of coal by 2020 and becoming 15% more energy efficient per unit of GDP compared to 2015. While …

coalCoal and Gas are dying

General Electric plans to cut 12,000 jobs in its power division as the industrial conglomerate’s new CEO institutes sweeping changes and the company grapples with a decline in business for coal and natural gas products. The company will cut nearly …