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The Oil Shock That Never Was

The Oil Shock That Never Was

Article from RIGZONE (Bloomberg) — Three years ago, influential figures in the oil industry were sounding a clear warning: prices were too low, investment was collapsing and by the end of the decade the world would face a shortage. In reality, the market today is looking at several more years […]

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Investment clubs: Your key to financial freedom

Investment clubs: Your key to financial freedom

Adapted from The Daily Monitor Alfred Habaasa is anything but your usual Ugandan youth. In his mid-20s, the tax advisor at Ernst and Young Uganda is a leader of Group Connect Prudent (GCP), an investment club operating in Kampala. Together with 28 other young people under GCP, Mr Habaasa is […]

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A transformed electricity system ‘requires a revolution in regulation’

A transformed electricity system ‘requires a revolution in regulation’

Adapted from the Energy Institute. 4 January 2019 The regulation of electricity needs to be redesigned to meet the challenges of decarbonisation, and to realise a ‘decarbonisation dividend’, according to a new report: ReDesigning Regulation.   The report suggests that the impact of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation requires a managed ‘revolution’ […]

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Higher education for a sustainable future

Higher education for a sustainable future

Patrick Blessinger, Enakshi Sengupta and Taisir Subhi Yamin Adapted from University World News For much of human history people used renewable resources to provide the basic energy needed for eating, trading, transporting and simple social development (for example, wind and water for milling and seafaring as well as biomass for […]

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South Sudan: Pipelines and Oil Pollution

South Sudan: Pipelines and Oil Pollution

Article By Prof. Magnus Uju Amajirionwu, DPhil. Originally posted on Linkedin: http://bit.ly/2QyQbMx The South Sudan government recently announced plans to relocate thousands of people affected by the oil pollution in the former Unity State and other areas in the north of South Sudan. South Sudan’s Parliamentary Committee on Petroleum and […]

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The State of Climate Science

Dr. Marcia McNutt – The State of Climate Science Roberto Bencini, Rome (Italy) 31 October 2018 On October 29th, 2018, the Columbia Energy Exchange published an interesting podcast, where Bill Loveless interviews Dr. Marcia McNutt, the president of the National Academy of Sciences, about the status of climate science (https://energypolicy.columbia.edu/dr-marcia-mcnutt-state-climate-science). […]

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Pilots of £6m anti-cheating tool report successful results

Pilots of £6m anti-cheating tool report successful results EU-backed project using facial-, voice- and keystroke-identification technology enters final stages Anna McKie, The Times Higher Education 29 October 2018 A €7 million (£6.2 million) tool designed to stamp out cheating in online assessment is preparing for launch after successful European trials. […]

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