Tagged: Renewable

Wind power to bounce back in 2014 0

Wind power to bounce back in 2014

According to Treehugger : ”  At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential...

Australian emissions decreased in 2013 0

Australian emissions decreased in 2013

According to Enerdata, Australian greenhouse gases emissions decreased by 0.8% last year. While this seems tiny and not really reason to rejoice, there is some data worth mentioning as emissions from the power sector...

China to declare war on smog 0

China to declare war on smog

Not so long ago, a much larger proportion of Chinese citizens was poor. From 1981 to 2008, the poverty rate was slashed from 85 percent to 13 percent. But this was rapid economic development...

2014 : reasons to hope 0

2014 : reasons to hope

As we are kicking off the new year I believe it would be interesting to offer my readers reasons to hope. Indeed, if climate change and other environmental issues are getting each month more...

Global capacity doubled : a solar boom 0

Global capacity doubled : a solar boom

To Greentech Media : ” two-thirds of all solar PV capacity in place worldwide has been installed since January 2011. Let’s put that into perspective. It took nearly four decades to install 50 gigawatts...

A primer on our current energy predicament 0

A primer on our current energy predicament

Years ago I was often reading The Oil Drum, a great website dedicated to oil and other energy issues. Years later, the website still provides great content and I am glad to have read...

700 million people in a huge blackout in India 0

700 million people in a huge blackout in India

The increasing number of air conditioning appliances – and overall electricity demand – in India had presumably a huge consequence as yesterday, 600 million people went without electricity for several hours. As the New...