The production of electricity from natural gas in the United States in 2016 for the first time surpassed the production of electricity from coal. This is with reference to the materials of the International energy Agency (IEA) reports Rambler News Service.
The IEA says demand for coal in the past year has decreased worldwide. However, particularly strong — just 11 percent - decline in the use of a solid was observed in the United States.
The Agency also indicates that in 2016 renewable energy (including hydropower) provided more than half of global electricity demand, with hydropower accounted for half this share. The total increase in nuclear capacity in the world last year was the highest since 1993.
At the same time at the end of 2012, the International energy Agency predicted that in 2017 the share of coal in the global energy sector is almost equal to the oil.
In October 2013, the results of your research published the expert of the company Wood Mackenzie William Durbin (William Durbin). He argued that by 2020 coal will become the most consumed fuel in the world: its consumption will reach 4.5 billion tons of oil equivalent, while the share of oil is 4.4 billion tons. A major role in increasing the demand for coal, according to Durbin, will play China and India
A group of young ecologists, journalists – students of Astrakhan schools made a press tour Kazansky sturgeon fish factory, which is one of the oldest companies in the industry. The event was held in the framework of the project "GREENкор: Tell us what the world is green!", dedicated to the Year of ecology and the 300th anniversary of the region.
In Moscow in the framework of the awarding of the annual national award "Car of year in Russia — 2017" was named the best cars in 23 classes, according to the Russian motorists. This is stated in the press release of the project. The event was also handed the keys to the main prize of the award is the new Volkswagen Amarok.
High-tech products will gradually replace the base in procurement of state bodies and companies of the enterprises of small and average business. The role of procurement quality and certification at the same time will increase substantially. This was stated by the head of SME Corporation Alexander Braverman.
In one of the restaurants in the French city of Grenoble, an explosion occurred. According Le Dauphine Libere, the explosive device was in the toilet. All visitors and staff were evacuated. As a result of incident nobody has suffered. On the scene working law enforcement officers.
The proposal of the President of Moldova Igor Dodon on the participation of residents of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic in the elections to the Parliament of Moldova is a populist. According to the head of the PMR Vadim Krasnoselsky, the agreements reached at the two meetings with the Dodon, Moldovan side does not.
Subsidiaries of Russian banks in Ukraine — Prominvestbank, VTB-Bank, BM Bank and VS Bank — interested potential buyers, said Deputy Chairman of the national Bank of Ukraine Kateryna Rozhkova. But the official notifications of intent has not yet been reported, she said.