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https://www.dw.com/en/frances-sncf-rail-network-plans-driverless-trains-by-2023/a-45468235
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DW
Germany's Bosch engineering company is part of the consortia developing driverless freight and passenger trains over the next five years. The project is part of the modernizing drive for the French state railway.
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https://carnegieendowment.org/2018/10/15/china-s-rise-as-geoeconomic-influencer-four-european-case-studies-pub-77462
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
China is increasingly central in world politics. Western nations should remain open to its initiatives and engage it in dialogue through multilateral institutions.
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https://cen.acs.org/energy/hydrogen-power/Trying-make-green-hydrogen-work/98/i23
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Chemical & Engineering News
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https://nairametrics.com/2019/08/06/nnpc-targets-40-billion-barrels-crude-oil-reserves-by-2025/
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Nairametrics
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has revealed that it will increase Nigeria's crude oil reserves to 40 billion barrels by 2025.
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12093951
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NZHerald
New projections reveal CRL as planned won't be big enough so they want to fix that now.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2019/12/06/is-there-strength-behind-russia-and-chinas-new-power-of-siberia-pipeline/?sh=18c7a15f1faf
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Forbes
December 2nd saw the first shipments of Russian natural gas to China via the much-awaited Power of Siberia pipeline.
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/public-sector/the-promise-of-smart-rural-communities.html
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Deloitte
Can the promise of smart cities be extended to rural areas as well? Improving connectivity in these areas is a necessary first step to unlocking new economic value.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/south-africa-enforced-blackouts-further-weigh-shaky-economy-eskom-moodys
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Stratfor
To prevent the collapse of its electrical grid, the country's power utility has ordered shutoffs, complicating the government's efforts at reform.
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https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/government/2130899/plan-to-save-eskom-to-cost-more-than-a-trillion-by-2030/
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The Citizen
The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way.
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https://www.pr.uni-freiburg.de/pm-en/press-releases-2018/it-is-all-about-the-distribution
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PR Uni
Wind turbines could cover 40 percent of the current electricity consumption in Germany
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/mexicos-president-elect-continues-refine-his-energy-policies
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Stratfor
The president-elect won't unduly exert himself to fulfill all of his campaign promises to overturn Mexico's contentious energy reforms, but he might still cause investors to fret.
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https://phys.org/news/2019-04-china-quest-limitless-energy.html
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Phys Org
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-power-supply-insight/does-renewables-pioneer-germany-risk-running-out-of-power-idUSKCN1UD0GZ
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Reuters
(This July 18 story is refilled to clarify in paragraph 7 that the VKU quote applies to the necessity of monitoring supply security when exiting coal)
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https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/01/24/27-new-malls-to-be-ready-in-kl-by-2021-adding-to-property-glut/
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Free Malaysia Today
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https://www.torquenews.com/11663/elon-musk-reveals-plans-berlin-battery-pack-integration-german-produced-teslas
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Torque News
Elon Musk took to twitter revealing plans for the Model Y production in Tesla Giga Berlin and more.
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https://howwegettonext.com/architects-of-tomorrow-d9ac4849a054
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How We Get To Next
While some ideas toyed with the building blocks, others reflected a desire to fundamentally reshape urban life-and to solve some of society's most pressing problems.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2020/06/09/plunging-renewable-energy-prices-mean-us-can-hit-90-clean-electricity-by-2035at-no-extra-cost/#18909d5b2f9b
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Forbes
New research shows plunging renewable energy prices mean wind, solar, and energy storage can provide 90% of U.S. electricity by 2035 - at no extra cost.
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https://theconversation.com/australia-is-the-runaway-global-leader-in-building-new-renewable-energy-123694
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The Conversation
Australia is installing renewable energy at more than ten times the global average. This is excellent news, but raises serious questions about integrating this electricity into our grids.
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https://www.powermag.com/russia-china-drive-africas-plan-for-nuclear-expansion/
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PowerMag
Officials in South Africa and across the African continent continue to explore new nuclear power generation projects, and the region provides an opportunity for other countries to export their advanced nuclear
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https://www.energy-storage.news/news/projects-under-construction-in-first-half-of-2018-almost-equal-chinas-total
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Energy Storage
The go-to resource for in-depth news, analysis, blogs and more on the international energy storage industry
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http://www.grunge.com/57222/futuristic-cities-already-built/
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Grunge
These cities provide a snapshot of what our future will have in store for us.