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https://apnews.com/article/902c632247924196a48d5b809433d1fc
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BERLIN (AP) — Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022. The government originally aimed to have that many e-cars in Germany by 2020, but slow uptake in the land of the Autobahn forced it to abandon that goal. A government advisory panel said Wednesday that recent additional fina
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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/02/22/lrt3-now-set-for-2024-completion/1725711
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — The revived Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) will be completed by February 2024. This was announced after Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd and nine work package contractor (WPC) companies signed the novation agreement to resume work today. Finance Minister Lim...
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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/09/solar-installations-in-us-exceed-2-million-and-could-double-by-2023.html
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The milestone comes three years after installations hit 1 million.
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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/india-adds-7-3-gw-solar-energy-capacity-in-2019-report/articleshow/75449689.cms
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The report covers market share and shipment rankings across the Indian solar supply chain in 2019. During the calendar year (CY) 2019, India installed 7.3 GW of solar power across the country, consolidating its position as the third-largest solar market in the world, it said.
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https://www.utilitydive.com/news/brattle-electrification-could-drive-600b-in-transmission-spending-by-2050/550010/
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Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals.
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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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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://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/skanska-signs-for-swedish-rail-project
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Skanska is to convert a section of Sweden’s West Coast Line from single to double tracks.
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https://warontherocks.com/2020/06/chinas-palace-diplomacy-in-africa/
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Last year, the world’s fifth least-developed country, Burundi, inaugurated a $22 million presidential palace. In Zimbabwe, whose economy the World Bank
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https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/crossing-the-alps_cable-car-to-be-built-between-switzerland-and-italy/44785354
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A one-hour cable-car ride between ski stations in Switzerland and Italy has been given the green light.
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https://properti.kompas.com/read/2019/11/12/215500521/budi-setiyadi-harap-indonesia-bebas-odol-tahun-2021
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'Secara umum saya katakan, Indonesia 2021 bebas ODOL. Ini mimpi kita, visi ke depan seperti itu.' terang Budi.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-windfarm/britain-targets-a-third-of-electricity-from-offshore-wind-by-2030-idUSKCN1QO00K
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(Reuters) - Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds ($3.4 billion) a year, the government said on Thursday.
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https://www.excelsior.com.mx/comunidad/lopez-obrador-promete-inaugurar-el-tren-mexico-toluca-en-2022/1328683
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Programado para inaugurarse originalmente en 2017, el Tren Interurbano México-Toluca vuelve a prorrogar el inicio de operaciones porque ninguno de sus tres tramos está concluido
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https://www.consultancy.com.au/news/1256/bdo-unveils-three-trends-for-australias-mining-industry
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Australia’s mining market is set for change.
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http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/25/c_138336923.htm
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https://howwegettonext.com/architects-of-tomorrow-d9ac4849a054
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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.youtube.com/watch?v=iBPMIUPz6-k
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Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ Historically humanity has often taken shelter in caves or underground, and it is often thoug...
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https://www.zdnet.com/article/hpe-to-build-supercomputer-for-federal-renewable-energy-research/
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The supercomputer, dubbed "Eagle," was designed for the US government's only lab dedicated completely to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/joshua-browder-bot-for-parking-tickets-2016-2?amp=
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Beyond parking tickets, Browder's bot can also help with delayed or canceled flights and payment-protection insurance (PPI) claims.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc8SlAiyneg
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https://www.cgdev.org/blog/africas-unsung-industrial-revolution
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There is an industrial revolution underway in sub-Saharan Africa’s most entrepreneurial economies.
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https://www.constructioncanada.net/canadas-building-code-to-get-climate-change-rewrite-cbc/
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Increased effects of climate change in Canada means there will be tough new rules set for the building code, CBC News reports.