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Coal consumption and district heating in China

Posted by Asiful Hai on June 02, 2015

In China, bicycle delivery of coal from home to home is quite common

In 2014, coal accounted for 64% of China’s total energy consumption[i]. The country is responsible for burning half the world’s coal...

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How to reduce your refrigerator energy usage without breaking the bank

Posted by Daniel Kupchak on May 27, 2015

As temperatures heat up this summer, energy bills will rise with it

Did you know at 12 cents per kWh it costs roughly $140 every year to run a ten year old refrigerator? And you can almost double that cost if you...

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Renewable energy investments growing in emerging economies

Posted by Robert McIntosh on May 20, 2015

Turbines in a fishing port in Taiwan

To get to where they are today, the world’s developed nations relied heavily on fossil fuels during industrialization. The focus for most of...

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Advancing strategic electrical infrastructure in developing nations with microgrids

Posted by Luigi Buenavista on May 13, 2015

Microgrid energy system

Although sub-Saharan Africa is incredibly rich in potential power-generation capacity, a recent McKinsey and Company report revealed only seven...

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Think Snow

Posted by Daniel Hoornweg on May 06, 2015

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Truth be told, when I was a kid I found my dad’s constant grumbling about winter annoying. He would complain incessantly about the cold and...

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