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

Offshore natural gas exploitation isn’t safe either

We have seen in 2010 with the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico that offshore oil exploitation could lead to dramatic pollutions. Now, we are learning the hard way that offshore natural gas exploitation can be foolhardy. As The Guardian noted : ” Oil giant Total has confirmed that a major gas leak on one… Continue reading Offshore natural gas exploitation isn’t safe either

A huge wind energy project in the North Sea

According to a Netherlands based agency, the wind energy potential of the North Sea is superior to the total energy provided by the Persian gulf and would enable Northern Europe to become energy independent. With 13,400 TWh per year, this would indeed be more than the 11,300 TWh equivalent energy coming in from the Middle… Continue reading A huge wind energy project in the North Sea