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Power Consumption to Rebound

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October 31, 2012
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China's power consumption is expected to rise by 4 to 6 percent year-on -year in the fourth quarter, suggesting the world's second largest economy is stabilizing. The government forecast comes despite the country's power consumption slowing in September, after factories saw weaker increases, amid falling global demand.


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Count Us Out: The Trend Towards Private Power Plants

Count Us Out: The Trend Towards Private Power Plants

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 15, 2013) The transition to renewable energy sources has been driving up electricity costs and spreading uncertainty among German industry, which has responded with a new trend: private power plants and independence from the public grid. The trend is filling the order books of power-plant builder ETW. Where do the phase-out of nuclear power and the switch to renewables go from here?
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Solar Revolution Transforms Remote Corners of Bolivia

Solar Revolution Transforms Remote Corners of Bolivia

Reuters (July 23, 2011) On the windswept high plains of Bolivia, an energy revolutuion is under way. Small communities, never connected to the power grid, now have access to electric power for the first time through solar and wind power systems. Rob Muir reports.
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America's Energy Future: No More Fossil Fuels by 2050?

America's Energy Future: No More Fossil Fuels by 2050?

FORA.tv (June 27, 2012) A discussion on the future of energy consumption in America at the Aspen Institute.
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