Morocco goes forward on cleantech

It seems Morocco has done a lot in its own energy transition. As RTCC reported the country should be held up as a ‘poster child’ for effective green policymaking according to the World Bank’s top climate official, Rachel Kyte. This occurs as the country has recently cut its fossil fuels subsidies because the government could afford… Continue reading Morocco goes forward on cleantech

Australian PM repeals carbon tax

After months of hard work the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott succeeded in repealing that great carbon cutting tool that is the carbon tax. This is a monumental error that is going in the exact opposite direction where all countries are going. As RTCC noted : ” The removal of the tax, which priced carbon at $21.50… Continue reading Australian PM repeals carbon tax

I am now working in the renewable energies sector

Dear all, it is with a distinct pleasure and pride that I am announcing you that after ten years of hard work, my efforts finally paid off and that I have realised one of my dreams : I am now working in the renewable energy industries. I am indeed currently employed by Biotec, a bioenergy… Continue reading I am now working in the renewable energies sector

US renewables are pursuing their rise

To a new study quoted in Cleantechies, renewable energy sources should represent 16 percent of the electricity consumption in the United States in 2018, much earlier than previously thought. The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) projections believed such levels would be reach only in 2040 (!) Currently renewables represent already 13 percent of the total electricity consumed… Continue reading US renewables are pursuing their rise

Lockeed Martin to develop marine energies

What if companies which were making until now weapons decided to dedicate themselves to cleantech ? An example of this came from my friend Olivier Jacquemet and his great blog, Echo Sierra : ” (…) Lockheed Martin is developing its portfolio. Indeed, the defence firm signed with the Australian company Victorian Wave Partners in February to engineer… Continue reading Lockeed Martin to develop marine energies

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

Portugal shows leadership in renewable energy

Cleantechies recently changed hands and got a new design. This makeover is the occasion for them to focus a bit more on contributors. I thus have a brand new author page. It looks great so go and check it out ! Now here is my latest article there, this time focusing on another success story… Continue reading Portugal shows leadership in renewable energy

Cumulative capacity of solar PV to reach 500 GW by 2018

Yes, you read that right, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz report, there could be up to 500 gigawatts of cumulative solar photovoltaic installed capacity by 2018. Still to Solarbuzz, 300 gigawatts of new solar PV are to be installed in the next five years, as solar increases to three percent of total global… Continue reading Cumulative capacity of solar PV to reach 500 GW by 2018

Latin America moves forward on renewable energy

While I write mostly about the United States, Europe or China, a lot is happening in other regions of the world. An example of this is the growth of renewable energy sources in Latin America. Lately, I have come across a few large projects in this region. In Chile, a 300 MW solar project worth… Continue reading Latin America moves forward on renewable energy

The future is solar : 49 GW to be installed in 2014

Solar saw another record year in 2013, with as much around 35 GW of capacity installed according to IHS. China and Japan leaded the world in 2013 with 8.6 and 6.3 GW respectively. This is especially staggering once you know that in 2008 and 2009 yearly installations were below ten gigawatts. Solar photovoltaic is in… Continue reading The future is solar : 49 GW to be installed in 2014

Nicaragua develops its renewable energy potential

According to El Pais, Nicaragua and its six million inhabitants could get 90 % of its electricity from renewables by 2020. To date, the country is already getting 58 percent of its electricity from clean sources. Enjoying huge amounts of sun and wind it could also benefit from large reserves of geothermal energy. Indeed, if… Continue reading Nicaragua develops its renewable energy potential

More and more French households burn wood for heating

What do you get when energy efficiency meets a local renewable energy source ? You get great news from my home country. My latest Cleantechies article is focusing on how firewood is gaining traction in France in an interesting way. ” According to a recent study from the French ADEME, wood burning is more and… Continue reading More and more French households burn wood for heating