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.
Another world is possible. It is always a question of public willingness. The latest example of this is Costa Rica – 4.9 million inhabitants strong – which ran for almost four months on a hundred percent renewable electricity.
India is the world’s most populated country and still relatively poor. As thus, its energy choices will influence in a major way our common future.
According to two recent studies, 2015 was yet another record year for renewable energy sources as no less than $285.9 billion (256 billion euros) have been invested in that sector last year.
The drought that is affecting Brazil so much is also undermining Uruguay and its large dependance on hydro energy ( 74 percent of local electricity ). The current alternative to hydro is oil. So the country will invest $2.6 billion ( 2.3 billion euros ) in wind energy in the next couple of years.
Last year I was reporting that we were 6.5 million people working in the Renewable Energy Industries. If I have – temporarily – left it, many more have joined as now this figure reaches 7.7 million people.
While India is plaggued by horrendous air pollution just like neighbouring China, it might not be the case in ten or twenty years from now. We have seen the world’s largest democracy will provide clean electricity to 400 million people thanks to renewables.
Which countries have the electricity with the lowest amount of greenhouse gases per kilowatt-hour ? Which energy source is the greenest ? An article from Cleantechnica answers these important questions.
What does it take to keep a 100W light bulb on for a whole year ? 323 kgs (714 pounds) of coal or 64 kgs (143 pounds) of natural gas. The full infographic has the details.
If I am back on this blog, I am also back on Cleantechies with my 60th post there in five years. I am writing for the occasion about my beloved Colombia, which enacted a key law to promote renewables.
As TreeHugger reports, Mexico is willing to drastically increase the share of renewable energy sources in its electricity mix. While currently accounting for less than 15 percent, they will be pushed to represent over 35 percent by 2026. Most of current renewables in the country are coming from hydro as solar and wind energies account… Continue reading Mexico to go for 35 percent renewables by 2026
While the French socialist party is targeting Germany for being too selfish, I thought it would be the ideal time to show how this country has understood vital lessons on renewables others didn’t. For years if not decades, Deutschland has been at the forefront on energy efficiency and renewables. I wrote many articles here on… Continue reading Germany is the example on renewables