Colombia enacts key law promoting renewables

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.

Lockeed Martin to develop marine energies

What if companies which were making until now weapons decided to dedicate themselves to cleantech ? An example of this came from my friend Olivier Jacquemet and his great blog, Echo Sierra : ” (…) Lockheed Martin is developing its portfolio. Indeed, the defence firm signed with the Australian company Victorian Wave Partners in February to engineer… Continue reading Lockeed Martin to develop marine energies

Tapping into local renewables : the Côte d’Opale

A couple of weeks ago I went to Boulogne sur Mer and visited the marvellous Côte d’Opale. I had two great summer days between Boulogne and Calais and strongly recommend this little trip if you are looking for enchanting places. A thing that struck me there is the quantity of wind there is almost all… Continue reading Tapping into local renewables : the Côte d’Opale

The ten most promising cleantechs

The Guardian Sustainable Business blog published last week an interesting post on the ten most promising future cleantechs. I have to admit I am not sure all of them really are as I spotted at least one odd out. Indeed, even if algae, zinc air batteries, organic solar cells or marine energy and most other… Continue reading The ten most promising cleantechs

The potential of tidal power

The New York Times Green blog published a great article about a recent report from IHS Emerging Energy Research on tidal wave. Even if it has been starting very slowly, the energy source could bring up to 10 GW by 2030 globally. “The global ocean energy sector is at a turning point,” the company’s report… Continue reading The potential of tidal power

A third form of marine energy : OTEC

According to GreenTech Media, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is after wave and tidal energies the third form of ocean power. Albeit it was discovered a century ago, there have been few attempts at tapping this energy source. To Wikipedia, OTEC ” uses the temperature difference that exists between deep and shallow waters to run a heat… Continue reading A third form of marine energy : OTEC

Scotland to harness 1.2 GW of marine energy

Scotland announced last week that 1.2 GW of tidal and wave energy capacity would be built there by 2020. To achieve this, 10 projects will be started and will be the first commercial applications of these energy sources. Scotts are determine to have 31 percent of their electricity coming from renewables by 2011 and are willing… Continue reading Scotland to harness 1.2 GW of marine energy

Vivace, another renewable energy source

After my writing of two articles on renewable energy sources from the oceans in October, here comes VIVACE or vortex-induced vibrations for aquatic clean energy. According to an interesting article by The Telegraph, this prototype could enable us to harness some energy from our rivers and waterbeds around the world. The potential is huge as… Continue reading Vivace, another renewable energy source

More data on energy sources from the oceans

Only two days after my first article on the various possibilities of harnessing a part of the tremendous energy from our oceans, GreenTech Media provides us with more on this topic. This article focuses forecasting the future of this particular market segment. With less than 10 MW currently installed, experts believe installed power could reach… Continue reading More data on energy sources from the oceans

Various energy sources from the oceans

Oceans are covering up to 70 percent of our planet. Yet, until now we didn’t hear much about their potential for providing us with huge quantities of renewable energy. But as things are beginning to change as projects are being launched in Europe and in the United States it is time for me to write… Continue reading Various energy sources from the oceans

Ireland to invest billions on energy

According to The Guardian and Cleantech, Ireland plans to invest 22 billions euros on renewable energies and “smart” and efficient systems over the next 12 years. Half of this money will be invested in wind, wave and tidal energies and biomass. This is due to cut by half the greenhouse gases emissions by 2020. An… Continue reading Ireland to invest billions on energy