Global clean power: A $2.3 trillion opportunity

While browsing the people I follow on Twitter I found an interesting study from the Pew Charitable Trust noting that global clean power investments could reach $2.3 trillion by 2020. Yes, that’s 1,750 billion euros ! ” the report extrapolated from 2009 clean energy investments to conclude that such financing could reach US$2.3 trillion globally… Continue reading Global clean power: A $2.3 trillion opportunity

Worth an article – my December 2010 tweets

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. But many more news are worth… Continue reading Worth an article – my December 2010 tweets

Four years : the blog goes on

For the first post of  the year I would like to wish you a happy and sustainable year 2011. I hope this time we will get what we need : a global legal agreement on climate change and clean energy. I also would like to start this year by having a look at what I… Continue reading Four years : the blog goes on

Developing nations go massively in wind power

To CleanTechies developing nations will install more than 22,000 MW of wind power capacity in 2010. Of course, China is behind an important part of this, but countries like India, Mexico are also moving forward on clean energy. “If policy ambition has stalled in the industrialized world, it has if anything accelerated this year in… Continue reading Developing nations go massively in wind power

China wants 500 GW of renewables by 2020

You know if you have been reading this blog for some time now : China is determined to become the leader on cleantech. But it’s not only about making money in tomorrow’s leading industry : it is also about the environment. Indeed, if China is investing $12 million each hour on cleantech, it is also… Continue reading China wants 500 GW of renewables by 2020

Worth an article – my November 2010 tweets

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. But many more news are worth… Continue reading Worth an article – my November 2010 tweets

Portugal’s bold renewable energy policy

To CleanTechnica : ” Five years ago, when 17% of Portugal’s energy came from renewable energy – about like California now – the government made a bold decision to aim for 45% during the next five years – by 2010.” And it worked : the country is due to reach this most ambitious goal by… Continue reading Portugal’s bold renewable energy policy

China to take the lead in the cleantech arms race

It seems that at least one country clearly understood how cleantech is important, even vital in today’s and tomorrow’s world. Indeed, the People’s Republic of China is going full speed ahead at developing all clean energy sources. On June 19 it revealed a $738 billion dollar plan – 545 billion euros – to develop cleaner… Continue reading China to take the lead in the cleantech arms race

Can Obama really cut oil companies’ tax breaks ?

To the Huffington Post quoting Associated Press : ” President Barack Obama says it’s time to roll back “billions of dollars in tax breaks” for oil companies and use the money for clean energy research and development. “ We have seen it here in numerous occasions : fossil fuel companies are receiving each years billions to… Continue reading Can Obama really cut oil companies’ tax breaks ?

Who’s winning the clean energy race ?

The PEW environment group published a fantastic study on the cleantech investment in the G20 in 2009. The largest economies, both developped and developping are very different in this economic sector. China overtook the United States in cleantech investments with more than $34 billion while the latter dedicated less than $19 billion. The European Union… Continue reading Who’s winning the clean energy race ?