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September 02 2013

Kardashev scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kardashev scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize. The scale has three designated categories called Type I, II, and III. A Type I civilization uses all available resources impinging on its home planet, Type II harnesses all the energy of its star, and Type III of its galaxy. The scale is only hypothetical, but it puts energy consumption in a cosmic perspective. It was first proposed in 1964 by the Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev. Various extensions of the scale have been proposed since, from a wider range of power levels (types 0, IV and V) to the use of metrics other than pure power.

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July 14 2013

Instability scaring off some oil, gas bidders | Business , Lebanon | THE DAILY STAR

Instability scaring off some oil, gas bidders | Business , Lebanon | THE DAILY STAR

L’article expose aussi le point de vue de Mohammad Kabani, député du 14 mars, qui presse pour une exploitation rapide des hydrocarbures situés près de la frontière maritime, craignant une mainmise isréalienne sur ces ressources

Head of Lebanon’s energy parliamentary committee MP Mohammad Qabbani said Thursday that Lebanon had four months to come up with a plan to safeguard its oil and gas wealth.

“Lebanon should start drilling from the south of our exclusive economic zone in the first licensing round to guarantee our rights. ... The priority should be given to the border blocks 8, 9, and 10 which are in close proximity to Karish,” the MP told a news conference.

He also called for the establishment of a national oil and gas company, adding that a draft law would be prepared in this regard.

Bashir Bassatne, manager of BB Energy, echoed Qabbani’s call to start awarding contracts for blocks in the EEZ’s southern region. He added that reservoirs in the area were most likely to stretch across the borders not only with Israel but also with Cyprus.

“In the absence of an agreement to divide natural resources, an unlikely outcome [given Lebanon and Israel’s state of war], it will be a race over who exploits the wealth first,” he said.


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