Renewable energy


If you believe that cleantech is just a fad, you should read this : ” Private investors are putting almost $1 trillion annually into green businesses and technologies, bringing the total invested worldwide since 2007 to $3.6 trillion ” ‘ (…) Ethical Markets expects the $1 trillion annual pace of investments […]

Annual investements in cleantech reach a trillion


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The huge blackout in India that affected 700 million people earlier this month has taught us a valuable lesson : big coal fired plants failed and little solar installations delivered to the point to they look like a no-brainer. Given this, it is more than probable than the India government […]

Huge success for Bangladeshi solar company


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 […]

Ireland to go green, with 40 percent renewables



” According to the French utility EDF, the French solar PV capacity reached in March 3,000 MW, with over 2672 MW in mainland France and 339 MW in Corsica and overseas.” ” According to the data : the total capacity grew by 15 percent this semester in metropolitan France. An […]

French solar PV capacity hits 3,000 MW


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 […]

Microsoft to become carbon neutral


The prestigious International Energy Agency published this week an interesting report on both renewables and efficiency and how they are being deployed. The results are clear : Despite growing very fast, cleantech is not growing fast enough to prevent catastrophic climate change. Under the business as usual scenario, temperatures would […]

IEA pushes for more renewables, efficiency, faster



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As EcoFriend notes, thanks to a warmer climate and a massive push in low carbon energy sources, the United Kingdom slashed by SEVEN PERCENT its greenhouse gases emissions between 2011 and 2010. Cleantech boomed as the share of renewables went from 7.5 percent to 9.5 percent in a single year. […]

United Kingdom slashed its emissions in 2011


Last week Climate Progress presented a list of six facts on why renewables are absolutely great. Here it is : 1. Clean energy is competitive with other types of energy ; 2. Clean energy creates three times more jobs than fossil fuels; 3. Clean energy improves grid reliability ; 4. […]

Six facts on the value of renewables


To Energy Bloom : ” Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to spend 200 billion euros ($263 billion) developing an energy program that will create a series of offshore wind farms that will cover an area six times the size of New York City. “ ” (…) Germany has a plan […]

Germany to invest 200 billion euros in energy



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China is so profoundly harmed by pollution that it is more and more aggressively pursuing – or trying to pursuit – a cleaner development. The last example of this was exemplified earlier this month by a Reuters news article : ” China, the world’s top energy consumer, is expected to […]

China could cap energy consumption by 2015


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I already blogged about it : 1.6 billion people still have no access to electricity in the world today. This is a huge problem as it prevents them from getting out of their most abject poverty. Since fossil fuels are getting more and more expensive, the solution relies in renewables […]

Renewables are the solution for 1.6 billion people


To Renewable Energy World : “ Last week, researchers announced they had produced the largest see-through organic solar module to date — a 170 square centimeter functioning module that is 14 times larger than the last iteration.” ” The technology was produced through a collaboration with researchers at the National Renewable Energy […]

Soon in our houses, see-through solar ?