Sustainability, climate change, cleantech and energy : a selection of the latest headlines and best researches.
  • Welcome to my website !

    A young French Management professional I have been delving into sustainability and energy issues since 2004. Here you will find all the projects I am involved in.

    Started in January 2007, my professional blog offers a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change, cleantech and the world energy sector.

    All my +1,700 articles are to be found below.

  • For hire !

    After several missions in Marketing, Communications and Quality management - including one in the biogas industry in Colombia - I am seeking new challenges –preferably- in the cleantech and sustainability areas.

    This way I would be able to combine my international management education, my passion for the Internet, my taste for writing as well as my strong languages skills.

    Read More
  • Cleantechies

    A leading knowledge hub and fast-growing career & business network for cleantech professionals.

    Cleantechies provides insight, orientation, and opportunities for the Clean Tech community.

    It has published since June 2009 my articles and opinion pieces on French and European energy policies.

    Read More

Europe is banking on wind, reaps profits

Ardrossan, Scotland, United Kingdom

And here is another article for Cleantechies ! This time I focused on the huge amounts of wind energy generated in Europe (namingly in Ireland and the Netherlands) this month thanks to the windy winter weather.

Cleantech investments rebounded in 2014

Concentrated solar

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance global investments in clean energy such as wind and solar bounced back in 2014 with an increase of 16 percent over 2013. They reached $310 billion (260 billion euros). Read more

Wind to account for a fifth of global electricity in 2030

GWEC wind report 2014

In as little as 15 years, wind power will be accounting for a bit less than a fifth of global electricity generation. This is a staggering finding from the Global Wind Energy Council’s latest report. Read more

Using the most natural gas there is

Wastewater treatment

What if we recycled absolutely everything ? We are on our way to recycle or valorize all kinds of wastes but what about the body ones ? If I had written about urine a few times, it wasn’t that frequent I wrote about…  Read more

A cold home is bad for your health

A cold home in the middle of nowhere

My uncles always say that a warm home is the first comfort when it comes to housing. They are quite right as to Mother Nature Network, a frigid place can mean much more than feeling cold. Read more

A brilliant solar idea from India

Gujarat State, India

We have seen that in Japan, farmers cover some of their crops with solar panels. India covers its rivers with them. The State of Gujarat is thinking of covering its 19,000 kilometers of canals with solar panels. Read more

15 reasons to divest from oil as soon as you can

the Sun is setting on oil

We have seen that divesting from oil companies is a moral question but it is also a sound economic advice as more and more financial analyst are saying, to the point of ” fossil fuels are the next subprime danger “ as I blogged last year. Read more

Pope Francis to urge a billion Catholics to act on climate

POPE-FRANCIS

Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, is due to call over a billion Catholics to act on climate. Ahead of the Paris Climate talks later this year, this is a big move that may even more tilt the balance on action. Read more

Oil prices continue to drop, are now below $50

oil-price-expected-to-fall

Now this is … strange ? odd ? bizarre ? weird ? I was reporting in October that oil prices had dropped below $90, but last week they went even lower with as little as $50 a barrel. This is a 55% drop compared to last June. Read more

Swiss company unveils white solar panels

Swiss CSEM team presents its white solar panels

The future will be solar powered. We have seen it time and again. But for those fearing a world full of black or blue solar panels, have no fear. If I had reported about colored solar panels in 2010, here is something new… Read more

2014 was the hottest year on record

2014 hottest year on record

2014 was according to the Japan Meteorological Agency the hottest year ever recorded. Other agencies around the world will present the same conclusion in the next days or weeks as records were broken all around the world. Read more

Happy and sustainable new year 2015

new-year-countdown-2015

Dear all, friends and unknown, humble visitors to loyal susbscribers and followers, I would like to wish you all a happy and sustainable new year 2015. Today, January 2nd, this humble blog turns EIGHT. Read more

Book review : Ecomind, by Frances Moore Lappé

Ecomind - Frances Moore Lappé

Here is an inspiring book replete with paradigm shifting ideas and examples. Frances Moore Lappé provides here a real must-read book that will energize its readers and give them all hope for a better world. Read more

Cycling industry amounts to 650,000 jobs in Europe

Cars versus bikes

For my last 2014 article for Cleantechies, I decided to focus on good news as according to a new report, up to 650,000 people are working within the bicycle economy in the European Union.

The Lima Minima : it’s up to us

The Lima Minima

This weekend the climate negotiations within the United Nations ended in Lima, Peru and most if not all media outlets are expressing their discontent and show how little real progress was achieved. Read more

Wrapping gifts without wrecking our planet

Green gift wraps

Many of us will offer gifts for Christmas or the new year. Here are some ideas for more sustainable alternatives to wrapping gifts with the traditional paper… MyZeroWaste offers five creative solutions. Read more

Peru to have 60 percent renewables by 2025

Machu Picchu, Peru

Currently in Lima, Peru, is taking place the 20th Conference of the Parties. It is an important event as the talks on our future climate are taking place there. In margin of these, the host country made some announcements. Read more

Wind power progresses in Northern Europe, slash coal use

wind turbines and snow

Scientific American recently published an article on how coal and gas fired plants are closing in Northern Europe as wind power progresses and cut electricity prices. This trend has repercussions in Baltic countries. Read more

Harley Davidson to plant 50 million trees by 2025

Harley Davidson and sustainability

Not only do we have to stop deforestation, we also have to plant trees, billions of them, in the cities, in the countryside… What if companies land not only a hand, but thousands of them ? Read more

Energy precarity hits a fifth of the French population

Energy precarity France

According to the latest official statistics, one French citizen out of five has trouble paying his / her heating bills or is feeling cold at home in winter. Learn out more on my latest Cleantechies article.

Page 1 of 88123...204060...Last »

About

A French Management professional - now for hire - Edouard Stenger has been selecting since 2007 the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change, environmental issues, cleantech and the world energy sector.

Subscribe

- - -

Let’s socialize

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Archives

Random wisdom

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi