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*****American energy use in one flow chart. Live CO2 emissions of electricity consumption. #OTD 1950: Can British Electricity keep up with demand? The tension in this clip is unbearable! *****Interactive: CO2 emissions by source, *country* – over time - Our World In Data. ***2016 wasn't as bad as you think. 2016 is likely to be remembered as an annus horribilis for so many reasons that it’s tempting to think everything is doomed.

***2016 wasn't as bad as you think

But things are not always as they seem. There are silver linings. You just have to look hard to find them. Death in conflict Overall, 2016 looks set to have slightly fewer deaths through armed conflict than 2015, when 167,000 people died. But narrow the focus and pockets of progress can be found. “The group’s operational capacity within Nigeria was weakened,” notes Anastasia Voronkova, IISS research fellow for armed conflict.

Death tolls are also expected to be lower from internal conflicts in the Philippines, Myanmar and India, according to the IISS. Emissions Carbon is flatlining, and our planet has breathing space. What is more, this plateau in emissions is taking place against a background of quickening economic growth, showing that increasing prosperity and lifting people out of poverty need not come at the expense of the climate. Crime Connectivity Population. Sending a container from Shanghai to Europe costs half what it did two years ago. Some good progress in decarbonation of UK economy but some sectors lagg, such as transportation and agriculture. #UKClimateAction @theCCCuk.

*Various graphs: Australia’s export performance in 2015. 27 May 2016 Mark ThirlwellAustralian EconomyInternational Trade The recent release of supplementary data on international trade in services by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has allowed DFAT to update its rankings of Australia’s leading trading partners and top 25 exports and imports.

*Various graphs: Australia’s export performance in 2015

So, what do these numbers tell us about Australia’s export performance in 2015? *Oil price to rise in 2017 + other commodity prices World Bank. Prices for most commodities, including oil, are forecast to rise in 2017 as a long period of declining prices appears to be bottoming out, according to the October Commodities Markets Outlook.

*Oil price to rise in 2017 + other commodity prices World Bank

Oil prices are forecast to rise to $55 per barrel next year from $43 per barrel in 2016 as markets readjust after an era of abundant supply that outpaced demand. Energy prices, which also include coal and natural gas, are forecast to jump 24 percent in the coming year. *5 predictions for energy in 2030. The energy sector has probably undergone more rapid change in the last ten years than in the previous fifty.

*5 predictions for energy in 2030

In a matter of a decade, shale gas production in the US increased by more than a factor of ten, taking US gas imports to their lowest level since the early 80s. Solar costs have come down so considerably that solar as cheap as regular grid electricity in some parts of the world, despite prices being previously projected to increase over the same period due to poor availability of silicon feedstock. *Energy trend infographics. *Generation mix v sources of carbon in our electricity (live data at the time of the tweet) *Graphs! Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year. Green energy accounted for more than half of net electricity generation capacity added around the world last year for the first time, leading energy experts have found.

*Graphs! Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said the milestone was evidence of a rapid transformation in energy taking place, and predicted capacity from renewable sources will grow faster than oil, gas, coal or nuclear power in the next five years. 'Peak horse': Is there a lesson here? UK loses top 10 spot in global energy ranking for the first time. Doing Our Dirty Work. “The United States will be required to more steeply reduce our carbon emissions while China won’t have to reduce anything,” climate change-denying Senator James Inhofe said of last week’s historic U.S.

Doing Our Dirty Work

-China emissions pact. Other critics have joined him in calling the agreement, which puts both nations on a path toward curtailing carbon pollution, fundamentally unfair. China has its own gripes, though, and some of them are pretty persuasive. The United States and Europe are responsible for spewing out most of the extra carbon already in the atmosphere. Also, on a per capita basis, Americans are responsible for far more carbon (22.2 metric tons a person per year) than are the Chinese (7.8). We used to worry about ‘peak oil’. Then the technological revolution happened.

When you hear the words high tech, you probably imagine a smartphone, a driverless car, maybe even a spaceship.

We used to worry about ‘peak oil’. Then the technological revolution happened

Farewell oil, hello tech: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016. From smartphones and social media, to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the tech-oriented world we live in today looks very different to how things were just 10 years ago.

Farewell oil, hello tech: the world’s 5 most valuable companies in 2006 and 2016

In 2006, oil giant Exxon Mobil headed the list of the world’s most valuable companies and Microsoft was the only tech firm near the top. Fast forward to August 2016, and Apple, Google’s Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook dominate the list, while ExxonMobil is the only oil company left in the top five. Image: Statista For a brief moment on 1 August, after ExxonMobil’s profits tumbled, the oil giant found itself in sixth place behind Amazon and Facebook, before climbing back up. Peak coal for China? Scientists say 2014 was a turning point for climate change. And it’s all thanks to China. “Coal is China.

Peak coal for China? Scientists say 2014 was a turning point for climate change. And it’s all thanks to China

China is coal.” That was the summary given by the International Energy Agency in 2012 as it attempted to contextualize the global industry. What Powers the World? – How much of the world’s electricity is still reliant on coal, oil and gas?

What Powers the World? –

Flick the switches to see where the world would go dark without fossil fuels (FF), which countries rely the most on nuclear (N), and who is using entirely renewable power (R) to keep the lights on. Data on the share of fuel types used to produce electricity in each country was collated from International Energy Organisation. Regional estimates were used for countries where country-specific data wasn’t available. G. B. National Grid status.