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Space Merchants and Planetary Mining

Space Merchants and Planetary Mining | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Popular MechanicsSpace Merchants and Planetary MiningHuffington Post (blog)The exhaustibility of mineral resources on Earth and their almost infinite deposits on other planetary bodies in our solar system are fast leading to the development of a...
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Nuclear power not cheap, being phased out: expert - Taipei Times

Former US Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman Gregory Jaczko yesterday said that nuclear energy is playing an increasingly insignificant role in electricity generation worldwide, and that, contrary to popular belief, it is actually more expensive than a range of methods of energy generation.
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Saudi Arabia and the Shifting Geoeconomics of Oil

Saudi Arabia and the Shifting Geoeconomics of Oil | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Cheap oil hurts OPEC member states in the short term. But Saudi Arabia has a long-term view, and the kingdom is trying to expand its share of the global oil market.
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Space: the final frontier and capitalism’s greatest opportunity

Space: the final frontier and capitalism’s greatest opportunity | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Physicists have identified space as the greatest opportunity for our highly evolved capitalist civilization.
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Saudi Arabia, partners turn down Chinese requests for extra oil

Saudi Arabia, partners turn down Chinese requests for extra oil | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
* Kuwait, UAE also deny requests for more cargoes* Middle East crude flows to China down over 10 pct sinceJanuary* Reductions come despite record Saudi exports, Chinesedemand* Crude needed to meet
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Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF

Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments
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Nuclear fusion, the clean power that will take decades to master

Nuclear fusion, the clean power that will take decades to master | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Why don't we have nuclear fusion power yet? Because it involves taming plasmas at temperatures far hotter than the Sun's core. But the good news is that physicists are slowly but surely figuring out how.
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Peak Oil comic - Stuart McMillen comics

Peak Oil comic - Stuart McMillen comics | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Roughly half of the world’s oil supply is gone; half is left. How will our society choose to use the oil that remains? Peak Oil comic about M. King Hubbert.
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Instituto Manquehue - The star being built on Earth to replace fossil fuels

Instituto Manquehue - The star being built on Earth to replace fossil fuels | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
 
Scientists from 34 different nations — among them Russia, Japan, the United States, India, China, Korea and several European states — which gather over a 50% of the world population, work together in a project in Cadarache, France, in order to b...
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MIT Study suggests current solar power tech is good enough

MIT Study suggests current solar power tech is good enough | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
The standard line about solar power is that while good in theory, the technology just isn't there to keep our lights on and our Netflix streaming. But a
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Saudi Arabia to restructure Aramco, separate it from oil ministry: Arabiya TV

Saudi Arabia to restructure Aramco, separate it from oil ministry: Arabiya TV | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Supreme Economic Council has approved a restructuring of state oil company Saudi Aramco [SDABO.UL] that includes separating it from the oil ministry, Al Arabiya television
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Space-Based Solar Power: A Technical, Economic, and Operational Assessment

Space-Based Solar Power: A Technical, Economic, and Operational Assessment | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
This monograph argues that although space-based solar power systems may be technically feasible as a power source, there's no compelling evidence to suggest that such systems will be economically or operationally competitive with other options.
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Big Coal’s big scam: scar the land for profit, then let others pay to clean up | George Monbiot

Big Coal’s big scam: scar the land for profit, then let others pay to clean up | George Monbiot | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Keep it in the ground: Energy giants claim they dig new opencast mines to fund the closure of old ones. Will anyone call their bluff?
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World Exports versus Consumption, The ELM - Peak Oil Barrel

Peak Oil, World Oil Exports, EIA, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Russia, Shale Oil, LTO, Light Tight Oil, World Oil, Bakken, Texas, Eagle Ford, Oil by Rail
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Cheap oil's unexpected harm to U.S. economy

Cheap oil's unexpected harm to U.S. economy | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.
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This Chart Shows How Oil Is Losing Its Total Grip on American Transportation

This Chart Shows How Oil Is Losing Its Total Grip on American Transportation | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Long term, seemingly immutable trends break. All the time. Especially in the realm of energy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration just published a great chart that shows how oil—once pretty much the only transportation fuel we used in America—is losing its grip at a nontrivial rate. The chart shows the...
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Patent WO2014133672A1 - Ultra high efficiency, high temperature solar collection and storage

Patent WO2014133672A1 - Ultra high efficiency, high temperature solar collection and storage | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
High- temperature solar trap collectors provide near ambient temperature solar entry surfaces and negligible thermal radiation losses by counterflowing low velocity transparent gases or liquids (fluids) to nullify internal thermal diffusion and radiative heat losses at the solar entry surface. Small steradian (sr) baffling plus wavelength-selective materials trap the entire 0.35u to 2.7u incoming solar spectrum and heat highly absorbing internal surfaces to high temperatures; only a small solid angle of the 2π steradians - on the order of 0.01 sr - of internal thermal radiation escapes. A nearly 100% efficient flat panel solar trapping embodiment exhibits alpha (α) absorption nearing 1.0 and radiant emission losses nearing 0.0 even at solar collection temperatures in excess of 1,000°K. Ultra high collection efficiency counterflow configurations are ideal for solar hot water, space heating, cooling, energy storage, and electric power generation applications.
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Are We Witnessing The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels?

Are We Witnessing The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels? | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Bloomberg recently declared the era of fossil fuels irrevocably in decline: “The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there's no going back.”
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China Leads Race to the Moon

China Leads Race to the Moon | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
States are quietly preparing to secure fuel for the fourth generation of nuclear weapons, and China is winning.
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Will space-based solar power light up the future?

Will space-based solar power light up the future? | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Solar power has one glaring downside: Electricity can’t be generated at night or on rainy days. So why not generate electricity in space where there’s unlimited access to sunlight? Japan has conducted a string of successful demonstrations showcasing this concept of wireless power transmission, which is sure to become a critical technological innovation for energy in the future.
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2040s target: Japan aims for space solar power- Nikkei Asian Review

2040s target: Japan aims for space solar power- Nikkei Asian Review | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- Japan thinks outer space might offer a solution to its dire energy issue. It is looking to use the abundance of solar power in space to g
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LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: How Sustainable is Stored Sunlight?

LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: How Sustainable is Stored Sunlight? | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
One of the constraints of solar power is that it is not always available: it is dependent on daylight hours and clear skies. In order to fill these gaps, a storage solution or a backup infrastructure of fossil fuel power plants is required -- a factor that is often ignored when scientists investigate the sustainability of PV systems. Whether or not to include storage is no longer just an academic question. Driven by better battery technology and the disincentivization of grid-connected solar panels, off-grid solar is about to make...
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ISDC To Showcase Northrop Grumman/Caltech Push Toward Space Solar Power | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference

ISDC To Showcase Northrop Grumman/Caltech Push Toward Space Solar Power - SpaceRef
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The Tesla Gigafactories Are Coming. Can Global Lithium Supply Keep Up? (TSLA)

The Tesla Gigafactories Are Coming. Can Global Lithium Supply Keep Up? (TSLA) | Space versus Oil | Scoop.it
Many investors are dreaming of the growth that Tesla Motors' Gigafactory could unlock, but is there enough global lithium to enable the growth in the first place? - Maxx Chatsko - Energy
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