If countries and nations are failing short in acting on climate, big cities around the world are increasingly acting on these matters. This has been particularly apparent in the New York summit last month. Read more →
If investments in renewables fell over the recent years it seems 2014 will see them bounce back. As Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported, investments in the first three quarters have jumped 16 percent. Read more →
I had bought and half read that book all the way back to 2008 when it was published but never had finished it or written its review. It was high time for me to do so. Read more →
For the past few years I have grown to become a treehugger, willing to see more trees everywhere as they could clean our air from pollution and prevent climate change. Then comes Afforestt. Read more →
Versailles, le Louvre and countless châteaux… These monuments must be hard to heat and must be hard to lit. But what if a British castle showed the way to solve these problems ? Read more →
Three news on climate change got my attention the past week, each one could have been worthy of a full post. First and foremost, it seems scientists have underestimated the rate of global warming. Read more →
This year’s Nobel prize in Physics is all about energy efficiency as it was awarded to three Japanese scientists for their invention of the blue LED. This enabled the world to have super efficient LED light bulbs. Read more →
And here is another article I wrote for Cleantechies. This time I wrote about my beloved Ireland – I studied in Dublin for a year – and it is another European leader on renewables. Please make sure to read the full article there.
In April I was noting that a study shown that putting solar panels facing West – and not South – had some benefits. Indeed, panels facing this direction generate more power in peak hour. Read more →
If climate change is getting each month more scary, our answers to it are getting bigger. The carbon tax is gaining support as The World Bank reports that no less than 74 countries and over a thousand companies are supporting it. Read more →
These are the staggering figures the WWF published yesterday : ” Wildlife populations worldwide have declined by 52 per cent since 1970 “. Read more →
We have seen recently that China is going full speed ahead on cleantech and climate change. Well, India is set on not staying behind either. Here are some news I collected recently. Read more →
The Economist has recently published three articles on energy and climate that received all my attention. One was a recap on which actions have cut the most greenhouse gases emissions. And the results are quite surprising. Read more →
You might have heard it in the news, as this weekend no less than 400,000 people marched in New York City to demand adequate action on climate change. Similar marches were organized around the world. Read more →
That’s the question I was asking myself in my latest Cleantechies opinion piece as my beloved homecountry’s incumbent government unveiled at long last its own energy transition policy.
What if solar panels were completely transparent ? They could be placed over windows and could enable us to have self charging smartphones. Now that’s something great. Read more →
During my break from writing I missed news on how China is getting more and more serious on fighting climate change each month. Read more →
365 billion Dollars (approx. 278 billion euros) : this is the money that was spent on energy efficiency around the world in 2012 according to a recent study the leading consultancy Ecofys did for HSBC. Read more →
As I stated this summer in a previous article, we could clean up our oceans from plastic. Better, we could do it in a few years. That’s what Boyan Slat, a 20-year youngster from the Netherlands believe. Read more →
If I am back on this blog, I am also back on Cleantechies with my 60th post there in five years. I am writing for the occasion about my beloved Colombia, which enacted a key law to promote renewables.