From New York to Nairobi biogas solutions are becoming increasingly larger and more common. Here is why it is a revolution.
I came across several articles on my home country lately and thought it was the occasion to keep everyone updated on how the French energy transition is going on.
India is nowadays a booming economy, with more people demanding always more energy. But the local government is smart and aware of the staggering potential of energy efficiency as it will replace all streetlights to LED in the next two years.
That’s the question I was asking myself in my latest Cleantechies opinion piece as my beloved homecountry’s incumbent government unveiled at long last its own energy transition policy.
Dear all, I am back from my three-month mission in Colombia and I LOVED it. I’ll try to write something for my other blog to explain you why Colombia really is chevere (Colombian for awesome).
It seems Morocco has done a lot in its own energy transition. As RTCC reported the country should be held up as a ‘poster child’ for effective green policymaking according to the World Bank’s top climate official, Rachel Kyte. This occurs as the country has recently cut its fossil fuels subsidies because the government could afford… Continue reading Morocco goes forward on cleantech
The energy transition is taking place in Australia. According to the local website, Renew Economy, that’s pretty much a certainty as no less than 4.4 billion US Dollars – 3.17 billion euros – were spent there in cleantech in 2013. The vast majority of these huge sums – around 2.8 billion USD – were invested in solar… Continue reading Solar and wind are soaring in Australia
We have seen it many times over, energy efficiency is a key component to the energy transition, alongside with renewable energy sources. Energy sobriety / conservation is another often overlooked tool. As I was reporting all the way back to 2011, after Fukushima, Japan had cut by 15 percent its power usage thanks to conservation measures between 9 a.m. and… Continue reading Japan replaced half of its nuclear reactors by efficiency
I often have my home country, France, is beginning to lag dangerously on renewable energy sources and the energy transition, and this albeit I have witnessed interesting development. But could this change. As I wrote for Cleantechies : ” Covering European environmental and energy policies for Cleantechies got me thinking lately how France is lagging… Continue reading European Investment Bank to provide France 750 million Euros for renewables
While I was away for a few days in the Lorraine village where my mom’s family comes from, I noticed a few hints that the energy transition is already taking place and has reached even this quite secluded place. The first one was both solar thermal and photovoltaic panels sprouting on roofs. While I counted… Continue reading The energy transition has reached the French countryside
We have seen many times over that the world can be powered by renewable energy sources by 2050. WWF India has released late last year a report showing how the world’s largest democracy could do the same. As RenewEconomy states, this report also stresses the vital importance of energy efficiency, which ” can bring in… Continue reading India’s guide to the energy transition
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 every year to do so.… Continue reading The energy transition already creates jobs