Global coal production falls 6.2% in the biggest decline in history

June 15, 2017 by  
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U.S. President Donald Trump may believe coal is the future , but newly-released statistics by BP Statistical Review of Energy state otherwise. According to the data, global coal production fell by an astonishing 6.2 percent last year — the largest annual decline on record. Additionally, consumption decreased for the second year in a row, dropping 1.7 percent. In wake of these findings, it should come as no surprise that once again, renewables were the fastest growing energy source, growing by a whopping 12 percent — a statistic which represents the largest annual incremental increase in output on record. The report , entitled “Energy markets in transition: BP Statistical Review shows long-term shifts underway,” concluded that the oil market is declining because fast-growing markets are shifting “towards lower carbon fuels as renewable energy continues to grow strongly and coal use falls.” The report also showed that the shift from coal is widespread. The UK, for instance, consumed 52.5 percent less in 2016, the U.S. experienced an 8.8 percent dip in consumption and China’s reliance dropped by 1.6 percent. Evidence to support these conclusions abound. For instance, the UK recently experienced its first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution. India also intends to halt all coal plant production in the near future, as renewable technologies have become more affordable. Related: U.S. coal production dips to lowest point in 35 years due to rise of renewable energy sources Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive, said, “Global energy markets are in transition. The longer-term trends we can see in this data are changing the patterns of demand and the mix of supply as the world works to meet the challenge of supplying the energy it needs while also reducing carbon emissions . At the same time markets are responding to shorter-run run factors, most notably the oversupply that has weighed on oil prices for the past three years.” As was previously mentioned, renewable energy was the fastest growing of all energy sources, increasing by 12 percent. Though solar, wind and other renewable energy sources provide only 4 percent of the world’s total energy, the increase represents almost one-third of the total growth in energy demand in 2016. Despite certain leaders’ opposition to renewable energy investments, it seems clear the future is green and that consumers will continue to invest in energy sources that are beneficial for the environment, wildlife, and future generations – and their bottom line. + BP Statistical Review of Energy Images via Pixabay

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Detroit painted 170 miles of new bike lanes – and bike commuting soared 400%

October 27, 2015 by  
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Detroit, Michigan is paving the way towards a more sustainable urban space by investing in bicycle infrastructure. Since 2006, Detroit has created 170 miles of bike lanes. Since 2000, bike commuting rose 400% and is still rising. Today, the city famous for its cars has the fastest-growing rate of bike commuters in the United States. Read the rest of Detroit painted 170 miles of new bike lanes – and bike commuting soared 400%

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The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World

May 21, 2014 by  
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With a 200 horsepower electric motor and a top speed of 216 mph, the Lightning LS-218 SuperBike is not just the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle – it also holds the world land speed record as the fastest production motorcycle period. The LS-218 has a driving range up to 180 miles per charge, and it can be recharged in just 30 minutes with a quick charger. Read the rest of The Lightning LS-218 Electric SuperBike is the Fastest Motorcycle in the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric motor , electric motorcycle , green transportation , Lightning LS-218 , Lightning LS-218 Superbike , Lightning Motorcycles , lithium ion battery , motorcycle

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Testing Resumes For the Fastest-Ever Maglev Passenger Train in Japan

August 30, 2013 by  
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The trials for the world’s fastest magnetic-levitation train planned for Japan resumed yesterday, continuing work to extend the 24-kilometer test track built over five years by the Central Japan Railway Co . Traveling at the maximum speed of 500 kilometers per hour (310 mph), the maglev will connect Nagoya with Tokyo, taking its passengers on a 286-kilometer journey predicted to last only 40 minutes, according to the JR Central. Read the rest of Testing Resumes For the Fastest-Ever Maglev Passenger Train in Japan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: asia high-speed rail , central railway japan , green transportation , japan bullet-trains , japan fastest trains , japan high-speed rail , maglev japan , maglevs , magnetic levitation , magnetic levitation train , rj central , world’s fastest train        

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Fastest Electric Vehicles on Earth

August 16, 2013 by  
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Emission-free electric vehicles are one of the greenest ways to get around – but early EVs lacked the pulse-pounding specs of their gas-guzzling counterparts. Fortunately, breakthroughs in electric power are happening by the day, and the improvements bring with them the one thing EV skeptics have been craving… SPEED. In celebration of the trend towards high performance electric vehicles, Car Finance 24/7 has created an infographic showcasing the fastest electric vehicles in existence – hold on tight and check it out after the jump! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The Fastest Electric Vehicles on Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all-electric vehicle , alternative transportation , electric car , electric vehicles , ev , fastest car , Fastest Electric Vehicles on Earth , fastest train , green transportation , infographic , sustainable transportation        

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The Simple Living Amish Are the Fastest Growing Community In the US

July 30, 2012 by  
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The Amish are best known for their simple living, their plain dress and their reluctance to adopt many of the technological luxuries we take for granted. In many regards, they are among the greenest and most sustainable communities in the US given their farming methods, their recycling of resources, their reliance on horse power and a prohibition on automobiles. However,  a new report from Ohio State University on the Amish population in the US has found that a new Amish community is founded, on average, about every 3 1/2 weeks. This would suggest that the Amish are the most rapidly growing community (and religion) in the US! Read the rest of The Simple Living Amish Are the Fastest Growing Community In the US Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: armish , farmers , farming , horse drawn , ohio state university , population growth , recycling , simple living , sustainable community , sustainable living

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The Green Economy Is Growing, It’s Inevitable

August 23, 2011 by  
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image: 1BOG Since 2008, these two things haven’t changed: the world is getting warmer and millions of Americans are out of work. They’re not going away any time soon. Green For All was founded on the idea that those two problems could be relieved with a common solution, green jobs. We’ve seen that this can work; renewable energy businesses are among the fastest growing in the American economy. We’ve also learned that the green economy holds much more promise than just renewables. The s… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

December 3, 2010 by  
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Image © AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Junxi In October, Inhabitat brought you news about China claiming to have broken the speed record for locally produced trains with one of their scheduled service trains reaching an impressive 262 mph . Now, they’ve not only gone and beat that speed, but decimated it by an extra 40 mph. That’s right, one of China’s high-speed rail trains has reached an astounding 302 mph

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PGA Prairie Hopper is a Transforming Prefab Sports Pavilion

December 3, 2010 by  
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Read the rest of PGA Prairie Hopper is a Transforming Prefab Sports Pavilion http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , anderson anderson architecture , Eco Architecture , eco design , green architecture , green design , green pavilion , pga , prairie hopper , Prefab , prefabricated archiecture

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Green or Not, Content Is King on Your Company Website

August 23, 2010 by  
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For sustainable-minded businesses as much as — if not more than — traditional companies, your website offers the fastest way to draw attention to your work and your products, and there are plenty of lessons green businesses can learn from the SEO successes of other firms.

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