A reflection on climate change and the daunting but exciting task at hand in energy, transportation, industry, food production and so on.
For the third part of this series on utilities, and after tackling solar and power purchasing agreements (PPAs), I am going to delve into how companies save energy through efficiency.
For long, China was seen as a climate villain, fuelling its amazing economic growth by burning more and more coal. But times are changing, and the People’s Republic is emerging as a climate leader.
When Bloomberg writes that in the United States “ Big Oil Is About to Lose Control of the Auto Industry ” you know there is something going on, especially when they rely on solid BNEF study and data.
The future will be solar powered. We have seen it time and again. But for those fearing a world full of black or blue solar panels, have no fear. If I had reported about colored solar panels in 2010, here is something new…
For the past few months I have been worrying about Australia‘s burgeoining cleantech industry as the new government seems hell-bent on preserving coal, even if it has to cost 20,000 jobs.
For the past few years I have grown to become a treehugger, willing to see more trees everywhere as they could clean our air from pollution and prevent climate change. Then comes Afforestt.
The stance of the current Australian Prime Minister – Conservative Tony Abbott, pictured left – is isolating the country on the global stage as climate change becomes each day more serious. As Climate Progress recently reported, Abbott has been aiming sharp criticism at the G20, the IMF and the United States, among others, as they are… Continue reading Australia is getting isolated on climate
According to RTCC : ” South Korea remains on course to meet its target of a 30% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 (…) It says the total reduction in climate warming greenhouse gases will be equivalent to 233 million tonnes. “ ” Specifically, the country plans transportation emission cuts of 34.3%, 26.9% in… Continue reading South Korea confirms its 2020 climate targets
Solar saw another record year in 2013, with as much around 35 GW of capacity installed according to IHS. China and Japan leaded the world in 2013 with 8.6 and 6.3 GW respectively. This is especially staggering once you know that in 2008 and 2009 yearly installations were below ten gigawatts. Solar photovoltaic is in… Continue reading The future is solar : 49 GW to be installed in 2014
Inspiring : that’s the adjective that comes to mind as I have just finished reading Cradle to Cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. I had heard about that book for quite some time and I understand now why. The book was written in 2002 –with a 2008 reedition – and is replete with enlightening… Continue reading Book review : Cradle to cradle
According to a leading American bank, the global waste industry could double to $2 trillion by 2020. This is due to as Business Green notes to ” the combination of urbanisation, looming resource shortages and environmental regulation “ This takes into account municipal and industrial waste management, recycling, waste-to-energy and sustainable packaging. Europe is seen… Continue reading Turning trash to gold : global waste market to double