Electricity


Smart infrastructure choices from cities worldwide would save them $17 trillion (15.2 billion euros) by 2050. The solutions – renewable energy, public transportation, energy efficiency – are not new but the lens of this new study is interesting. 

Cleantech could help cities save $17 trillion


India is nowadays a booming economy, with more people demanding always more energy. But the local government is smart and aware of the staggering potential of energy efficiency as it will replace all streetlights to LED in the next two years. 

India goes full speed ahead on LED lights


Earlier this month President Obama has announced his country's strongest move to date on climate change. As IFLScience and many other reported : " The finalized Clean Power Plan aims to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. "

President Obama unveils ambitious climate plan



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The drought that is affecting Brazil so much is also undermining Uruguay and its large dependance on hydro energy ( 74 percent of local electricity ). The current alternative to hydro is oil. So the country will invest $2.6 billion ( 2.3 billion euros ) in wind energy in the next […]

Uruguay to invest $2.6 billion in Wind energy






In the land of carnavals, I had read that some festivities had been cancelled because of the lack of water, so I knew something was wrong in Brazil. In fact, it is the worst drought in 84 years ! 

A massive drought strikes Brazil


Back to  2011 I wrote about Isang Litrong Liwanag, a Filipino iniative to bring light to people living in the slums of Manila. Years laters, the project has grown, found partners and is expanding globally.

A liter of light, an update



We all need water and energy but with climate change, water scarcity is increasing. And sometimes, precious water is necessary to generate electricity. So for today’s post, I gathered a few infographics on that topic. 

Infographics on the water-energy nexus