Policy makers: to create jobs, invest in cleantech

Ever since I created a Facebook page for this website, I have been sharing stuff from non governmental organizations. This allowed me to find a compelling image about an oft missed argument about cleantech : it creates lots of jobs. So to data gathered by 350.org, investing one million dollars would create 5 jobs in… Continue reading Policy makers: to create jobs, invest in cleantech

Annual investements in cleantech reach a trillion

If you believe that cleantech is just a fad, you should read this : ” Private investors areĀ 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 to continue into 2020. Germany,… Continue reading Annual investements in cleantech reach a trillion

The Third Industrial Revolution

Here is my review of The Third Industrial Revolution, by Jeremy Rifkin. After reading the 300 pages I daresay this book provides us a vision and a narrative to achieve it. Here are the five pillars of this revolution : 1. Shifting to renewable energy ; 2. Converting buildings into power plants 3. Hydrogen and… Continue reading The Third Industrial Revolution

$260 billion were invested in Cleantech in 2011

Remember my post on how a trillion had been invested in cleantech ? Well, the trend is accelerating as $260 billion (approx. 200 billion euros) were invested in 2011 alone as Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported. So, everything wasn’t so bad last year and especially not for the United States, which reclaimed their leadership from… Continue reading $260 billion were invested in Cleantech in 2011

One trillion dollars has been invested in cleantech

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a trillion dollars – that’s a thousand billion, or 748 billion euros – has been invested in renewable energies, energy efficiency and smart energy technologies since 2004. As stated in the article : ” Annual clean energy investment has risen nearly five-fold, from $52bn (39 billion euros) in 2004… Continue reading One trillion dollars has been invested in cleantech

European Union to invest one trillion on energy

To the AFP (via Grist) : ” The European Union’s energy chief Wednesday unveiled an ambitious 10-year trillion-euro energy investment plan for a single E.U. energy network to cut fossil fuel imports and fight climate change.” On its way to cut its emissions by 20 percent by 2020 and increase the share of renewables to… Continue reading European Union to invest one trillion on energy