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Colombians celebrate 'Day Without Cars' in Medellin

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Colombians hop on their bikes Tuesday during the ‘Day Without Cars’ celebrated in Medellin. Under the slogan "Turn off the engine, turn on your heart", a municipal decree prohibited locals of using their private cars today. Duration: 00:40 Video provided by AFP


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Reuters (May 25, 2012) — Researchers are trying to convert human fecal waste into butanol to power cars of the future. Butanol is a high-energy fuel similar to gasoline. Using genetically engineered fungus, a scientist at Washington University in St. Louis believes it could one day be produced from one of the world' s most plentiful waste products.
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Meant to Fly? The World's First-Solar Powered Airplane

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FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) — Solar Impulse is a Swiss solar-powered airplane that will endeavor to fly around the world without fuel. After achieving the world's first solar night to day flight in 2010 and the first intercontinental flight connecting Switzerland to Morocco in 2012, a coast-to-coast flight across the United States is planned for the summer of 2013. In honor of the two visiting pioneers piloting this innovative airplane, Bertrand Piccard and Andrι Borschberg, swissnex San Francisco and the Consulate General of Switzerland are pleased to invite you to a reception and briefing on Solar Impulse. Join them to learn how the Solar Impulse project is making leaps in new materials, energy and weight optimization, even production processes, and how it is setting new milestones in aviation history. All of that while serving as an ambassador of renewable energy
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Global Oil Demand to Increase Next Year at Fastest Pace Since 2010

Global Oil Demand to Increase Next Year at Fastest Pace Since 2010

TheStreet (July 11, 2014) — Global oil demand will rise at the fastest pace in five years in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA said that world oil consumption will increase next year by 1.4 million barrels a day to a record 94.1 million. Most of the increase in oil supply will be from nations outside of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Oil supply from non-OPEC countries will rise by 1.2 million barrels a day next year as North American production rises. The demand for oil will be driven in large part by China, which the agency said will see demand increase by more than 4% to about 10.8 million a day. Video provided by TheStreet
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