Europe


As I am writing my 1800th article in eight years I would like to take some time to reflect on our common climate / energy situation, Corporate (Social) Responsibility and my own life.

1800th article, a reflection


Here is another article published at Cleantechies on how Switzerland is showing some leadership by targetting 50 percent greenhouse gases emissions cuts by 2030. This is a bold move that deserves to inspire other countries.

Switzerland to halve its emissions by 2030


The Kyoto Protocol entered into force ten years ago and it is reason to celebrate. To the official UNFCC website, ” Countries with targets under the Kyoto Protocol have collectively exceeded their original ambition early analysis shows. “

The Kyoto Protocol is a success. Really ?



For today’s post I have gathered latest news on a form of renewables we read too little about : marine energy. Given the astounding potential (240 GW by 2050), I believe it’s safe to say this will change as technologies mature. 

Marine energies are growing


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.

Europe is banking on wind, reaps profits


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).

Cleantech investments rebounded in 2014





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…

Swiss company unveils white solar panels



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.

2014 was the hottest year on record