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chinaChina’s giant ultra-high voltage grid is ambitious as its high speed rail

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Ultra-high voltage energy grids are needed for efficient power transmission across large distances. A 100 mile (160 km) power line at 765 kilovolt carrying 1000 MW of power can have losses of 1.1% to 0.5%. A 345-kilovolt line carrying the …

chinaChina power consumption was up 8.8% year over year in August

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China’s power consumption increased 8.8 percent in August. Total power usage is on track to about 6800 bilion kWh for all of 2018. China’s total installed power generation capacity reached 1,746.42 gigawatts at the end of August. US installed power …

coalNatural gas and renewables will be most of US power and US will export oil, coal and gas

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Natural gas is continuing to dominate energy usage in the United States. Coal provided 60% of US electrical power 30 years ago and was still providing 50% in 2005. Coal is very competitive in certain parts of the United States, …

coalUS Fracking and LNG production could save tens of thousands of lives in China by displacing coal

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US Natural gas fracking is enabling the boom in natural gas production and will be building up liquid natural gas imports to tens of millions of tons over the next few years. China will increase natural gas imports and this …

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

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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

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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

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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. …

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

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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

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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

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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 …