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Earlier this month President Obama has announced his country's strongest move to date on climate change. As IFLScience and many other reported : " The finalized Clean Power Plan aims to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. "

President Obama unveils ambitious climate plan


Here is something intelligent : utilities offering LED bulbs to decrease your energy consumption. As an example of this I received this month a FREE super efficient bulb. Thanks Seattle City Light for making my household and thousands of others more efficient ! 

Smart utilities are offering LED light bulbs








Yes, you read that right, it’s billion, with a B, like a thousand million… Now this is further proof that cleantech and renewables DO make sense financially. Otherwise, why would such a bank invests so much in them ?

Citigroup to invest 100 billion in cleantech




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This was my reaction when I saw oil prices drop recently to levels below $90. Not long ago they were indeed more around $110 than anything else. Lucky for us Thomas L Friedman from the New York Times brings some answers…

Oil prices are going down. Wait, what ?


So you thought avoiding climate change by investing massively into cleantech would be bad for economic growth and GDP ? Please pray do read on and share. As Euractiv noted : ” Global economic output could rise by as much as an additional $2.6 trillion (€1.9tn) a year, or 2.2%, […]

World Bank advocates climate-smart action and cleantech


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 electricity needs of the European Union.” ” New data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) […]

Wind power to bounce back in 2014