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  • The 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC in Marrakech was expected to be a low-key COP, since Paris had achieved a major breakthrough and Marrakech would discuss its implementation. However, the US presidential election during the conference prompted some uncertainty about future cl...

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  • Production of electricity from hydroelectric plants has increased on average 0.6% per year from 1990 to 2017. There has been a rapid growth of electricity generation from other renewable sources from 1990 to 2017 which has caused a decrease in the share of electricity produced from hydro from 89.4% ...

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  • Electricity production from renewables sources (excluding generation from pumped storage plants) reached 2731.8 TWh in 2017. The US produced 720.4 TWh of electricity from renewables in 2017 which was the highest of all countries followed by Canada with 443.1 TWh then Germany with 218.3 TWh. Renewabl...

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  • Between 1990 and 2017 electricity from solar photovoltaics and solar thermal increased from 748 GWh to 280,087 GWh. Solar photovoltaics was the fastest growing of all renewable electricity technologies with a 34.8% annual growth rate. In 2017 the USA produced the most solar PV electricity follo...

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  • Geothermal electricity is the 4th largest source of renewable electricity. In 2017 the US was the highest producer with a share of 34.9% of the OECD total, New Zealand was the second highest producer with a share of 14.4% and Italy was the third highest producer with a share of 11.9%. The average an...

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  • Biomass energy can come from 3 main energy sources: wood (often as a waste product from the pulp, paper and paperboard industries), waste (agricultural, municipal, manufacturing and landfill gas) and alcohol fuels (mainly derived from corn).Industrial processesCombined heat and power (CHP) plants ar...

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  • Electricity demand fell by 0.8% in 2017 from 356.7 TWh in 2016 to 353.8 TWh in 2017. A breakdown of the electricity demand shows losses accounted for 7.5% and final consumption accounted for 85%. Final consumption decreased by 1% in 2017 largely due to warmer temperatures (the average daily temperat...

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  • Is it possible that one of the poorest areas of the world could become one of the wealthiest?There is reported to be a potential total resource of 30 Bbbl of oil offshore Somalia and the Somali federal government has just announced their first offshore licensing round for 15 blocks. Ref: CIA Wo...

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