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GE Reports: Jet engine with 3D-Printed parts powers ext-Gen Boeing 737 MAX

The latest-generation Boeing 737 MAX, powered by a pair of advanced LEAP-1B engines, made its maiden flight today in Seattle. The flight lasted 2 hours and 47 minutes. “The flight was a success,” said Captain Ed Wilson, chief pilot for the 737 MAX program. “The 737 MAX just felt right in flight, giving us complete confidence that this airplane will meet our customers’ expectations.”

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Global coal demand down 10yr highs — Report

FOLLOWING more than a decade of aggressive growth, global coal demand has stalled, the International Energy Agency, IEA, said in its Annual Coal Market Report, released last week. The report sharply lowered its five-year global coal demand growth forecast in reflection of economic restructuring in China, which represents half of global coal consumption

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Mojec tasks consumers on prompt bills settlement

The Managing Director, Mojec International Limited, an indigenous metering company, Ms. Chantelle Abdul, has urged Nigerians to constantly pay their electricity bills to ensure power stability in the country. Abdul told Vanguard that the failure of customers to pay their outstanding bills, contribute to the inability of the distribution companies to supply constant power. According to her, “If you don’t pay your bill, it will affect the Discos from supplying power in the country and this will result in shortage of power supply.”

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‘Nigeria should embrace clean energy revolution’

Mr. Nico Tyabji, is the Climatescope Africa Coordinator, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, BNEF. Before joining BNEF in 2011, he led research on mitigation strategies at the Global Network for Climate Solutions based at Columbia’s Earth Institute, and has previously worked for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva. In this online interview with Clara Nwachukwu, he insists there is now a big opportunity for Nigeria to embrace the clean energy revolution, while stressing the need for more investments in infrastructure to fast track socio-economic development in Nigeria. Excerpts:

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