Ireland to go green, with 40 percent renewables

I have fond memories of my year in Ireland when I was studying for my Bachelor of Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology. This is why I am particularly happy to note that the country has ambitious renewable energies goals for 2020.

Ireland is indeed willing to have 40 percent of its electricity coming from renewable energy sources by 2020 compared to only around 13 percent today. As you can imagine, this will require a lot of commitment.

This may be feasible as the country has for obvious reasons one of the best potentials in wind and ocean energy in the continent.

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Study : Europe should push for 30 percent cuts

Here is the beginning of my latest post on Cleantechies. It is about a study corroborating what I have been writing for years.  As always, please go there to read the full post. Comments, tweets and shares are more than welcome ! 🙂 ” We have seen time and again that the European Union should … Read more

100% renewables in Denmark by 2050

You must have read or heard about it by now : Denmark is willing to be powered by a hundred percent renewable energies by 2050. The government have set an interim goal of 35 percent by 2020. Additionally, the country is willing to cut by 34 percent its emissions by 2020 compared to 1990. This … Read more

How the EU could go for 30% emissions reduction

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend a conference given by Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet – known here by her initials, NKM –  the incumbent Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Development of France.

Green causes are going forward in France as she is at the top of this most important Minister and I am sure that the many achievements of the Grenelle de l’Environnement are just the beginning for a more sustainable France.

During the Q&A session after the conference, I was able to ask her opinion on how the European Union could go for more ambitious emissions reduction targets.

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France first country to ban fracking

” Last week the French government was the first to enact a law forbidding hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking”. This technology enables to recover shale gas via the use of massive amounts of water and chemicals.” ” The former remaining afterward polluted, hence the controversy. The law had been discussed by both the lower … Read more

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