In September, two important milestones were set for wind energy as installed capacities reached a 100 gigawatts and 50 gigawatts in the European Union and the United States of America, respectively. The 100 GW of wind turbines are producing as much electricity as 62 coal-fired plants or 39 nuclear reactors or 52 natural gas generators… Continue reading Two important milestones for wind energy
This was the question I had on my mind as I read that for the first time in 60 years, the US car fleet decreased by four million in 2009. Is this a limited phenomenon or will it continue ? The Earth Policy Insitute believes this trend could last until at least 2020. This makes… Continue reading Can America end her love affair with cars ?
I am a huge advocate of energy efficiency since my Master’s thesis on the French residential sector and even believe this is the panacea to all our energy and climate problems. So when two recent studies brought further data, I thought it would be nice to share them with you. One comes from the Earth… Continue reading The huge potential of energy efficiency
Lester Brown, the famous US environmentalist – founder of the Worldwatch Institute and President of the Earth Policy Institute – was interviewed by the French Magazine Terra Economica. Everything from climate change to the current crises we are facing is tackled and Mr. Brown’s opinions on what he calls the first 21st century ecological crisis… Continue reading Lester Brown’s interview in Terra Economica
As I just finished this book from the renowned founder of the Earth Policy Institute, I will give you my review of what I consider an essential reading on environmentalism. I consider it a must read as it brings not only solutions to most problems our Planet and Mankind are facing, but also hope for… Continue reading Review of Plan B 2.0 by Lester R Brown