It’s official, I became a top influencer on climate

This week I was featured for the first time in the ” Top 500 influencers active on Twitter in Climate Science & Forecast, the Carbon Economy, Emissions, Clean, Green & Renewable Energy, Generation and Efficiency, from Policy to Practice.” This is a great honor as among the people ranked are Al Gore (#1) or Kees van… Continue reading It’s official, I became a top influencer on climate

Opinion : should we really all eat insects ?

While browsing the various sources I follow on Tumblr, I found an article that quite caught my attention : 7 insects you’ll be eating in the future. The article explains the nutritional values of bugs and how some experts believe we’ll have to resort to this. While I am fully aware that people from several regions… Continue reading Opinion : should we really all eat insects ?

Climate inaction is bad for investors

To Climate Progress : ” A new survey of investors and asset managers from around the world revealed rapidly growing concern that national policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions are “inadequate, inconsistent and halting.” ” The report was put together by the Global Investor Coalition On Climate Change. Together it represents 84 different firms —… Continue reading Climate inaction is bad for investors

Microsoft to become carbon neutral

Little by little, Big Business understands that climate change has to be addressed. The last example is Microsoft as it is willing to become carbon neutral as early as July 1st, 2012. As Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, noted : ( Microsoft wants ) ” to infuse carbon awareness into every part of our business. To… Continue reading Microsoft to become carbon neutral

European forests are growing

According to Terra Daily : ” Europe’s forests have expanded over the past 20 years and are thus absorbing more carbon dioxide, a report published in Oslo Tuesday showed, offering some good news in the battle to limit climate change. ” ” According to the report published during a ministerial conference on the protection of… Continue reading European forests are growing

My opinion about the German decision on nuclear

Further to the decision Germany took on Monday about nuclear energy, I wrote an opinion piece for Cleantechies. I hope you will like and share it.  As you can imagine, I am not really approving. Here it goes : ” You may surely know it by now : Germany decided to phase out completely all… Continue reading My opinion about the German decision on nuclear

Solar power plants face problems in California

During my daily hours of ride in the trains to go and come back from the job I read books but also newspapers. This allowed me to read a great article in the New York Times about an unexpected problem with solar power plants in California. ” Just weeks after regulators approved the last of… Continue reading Solar power plants face problems in California

2% of global GDP can trigger greener growth

According to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) : ” Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy “ ” The sum, currently amounting to an average of around $1.3 trillion a year (…) would grow the global economy at… Continue reading 2% of global GDP can trigger greener growth

Which kind of booze is best for the Planet ?

This was the question asked recently by the Mother Jones Network. Albeit the article is for US based readers, it brings interesting details for global readers who like to party or simply pour themselves a stiff one. Indeed, regarding greenhouse gases emissions and climate change: ” beer beats tequila” and ” whiskey tops rum”.It is… Continue reading Which kind of booze is best for the Planet ?

Siemens and GE are going full speed on cleantech

According to Bloomberg : ” Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, aims to grow its sales from so-called green products designed to save energy to 40 billion euros ($55 billion) by 2014. “ But the competition is fierce and Siemens, not alone : ” Siemens’ competitor General Electric Co. said it will invest about $10… Continue reading Siemens and GE are going full speed on cleantech

Cow manure could help power the internet

One of my previous posts was useful as an answer to a discussion on CleanTechies, so I decided to repost it there :  ” It has been previously stated here in an article by Crisp Green that generating energy from poop is unlikely. “ ” I disagree. It seems that the idea is not too… Continue reading Cow manure could help power the internet

Green IT, the other cleantech

To Ashok Kamal in CleanTechies : ” In many academic, policy and business circles, the term “clean tech” is synonymous with renewable energy.” However under this term we can put among others electric cars and green IT. And the latter is very important and promising as GreenTech Enterprise notes that it is the biggest green… Continue reading Green IT, the other cleantech