21 countries decouple economic growth from emissions

21 countries from Austria to the United States have cut their greenhouse gases emissions while growing their economies in the past 15 years. This proves that decoupling economic growth and greenhouse gases emissions is feasible. 

The European Union already cut its emissions by 23 percent

While the European Union officials – not ” leaders ” – keep on clinging to 20 % emissions reductions by 2020, the Union has already slashed its emissions by 23 percent. This is taking place ahead of the Paris Climate Conference later this year.

The Carbon tax works : the Irish example

We have seen quite a few times that a carbon tax makes a lot of sense as it could literally help solve our most pressing problems : our warming climate and our broken economy. Well, it already does in Ireland. As the New York Times reports – who else could get such great news ?… Continue reading The Carbon tax works : the Irish example

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… Continue reading Ireland to go green, with 40 percent renewables

EU countries could pay back their debts With renewables

” What if the European Union solved the triple crisis – economy, energy, environment – by solving the financial one ? Alice Stollmeyer sent me last week a link of project to do just that. “ ” Some European nations – Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal – are owing more and more money to the European… Continue reading EU countries could pay back their debts With renewables

Ireland to invest billions on energy

According to The Guardian and Cleantech, Ireland plans to invest 22 billions euros on renewable energies and “smart” and efficient systems over the next 12 years. Half of this money will be invested in wind, wave and tidal energies and biomass. This is due to cut by half the greenhouse gases emissions by 2020. An… Continue reading Ireland to invest billions on energy