United States


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


As Al Gore pointed out on Twitter, both the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China unveiled huge efforts to curb greenhouse gases emissions on the same week, or rather on two consecutive days. About the US, Climate Progress has this to say : ” On Monday, the Environmental […]

China and USA unveil drastic actions on climate



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 […]

US renewables are pursuing their rise


Last week I wrote on how to both the United Nations and Oxfam, income inequalities are at an all time high and growing. If the UN shows that some trends are going in the right direction, this could end soon. Too little people have too much money and vice versa. […]

Income inequalities : Oxfam has solutions


Here is an impressive environmental success story that took place in the United States. According to Mother Nature Network, up to 90 percent of the two to three billion tires dumped in the USA have been recycled over the past few decades. To MNN : ” In 2011, 197 million […]

The American success story of tire recycling



You must know if if you have been reading this blog : albeit it is not as ” sexy “ as renewables, energy efficiency is simply a must as we embark our societies and economies on a journey towards sustainability. Here is further proof as Cleantechnica notes : ” Energy […]

Energy efficiency brings huge returns on investment


While coal might still be the first source of energy for electricity generation in the world, the tides may be turning in two of its largest markets, the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. Several facts are pointing to that conclusion.While China consumes now as much […]

King Coal is dying in China and the USA


What the common point between famous buildings around the world such as the White House in the United States, the Vatican, the Taj Mahal in India, the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates and the Eiffel Tower in France ? You give up ? They are all at least […]

Five famous buildings with solar



Both NASA and NOAA – US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – have issued a joint presentation on how climate change made 2013 one of the warmest year ever recorded. It is worth showing to any climate change deniers you may know. According to NASA : ” NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and […]

2013 was one of the warmest years since 1880


The energy transition from our model based on a huge majority of polluting fossil fuels to a model based on cleantech technologies such as energy efficiency and renewable energy sources will require a lot of money. Indeed, we have seen recently that up to a trillion dollar would be needed […]

The energy transition already creates jobs


This was a major setback for me last week, US greenhouse gases emissions related to energy rose two percent in 2013 compared to 2012. To the US EIA this is due to ” a small increase in coal consumption in the electric power sector. “ ” Coal has regained some market share […]

Emissions in United States rebounded in 2013