Sustainability, climate change, cleantech and energy : a selection of the latest headlines and best researches.
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    A young French Management professional I have been delving into sustainability and energy issues since 2004. Here you will find all the projects I am involved in.

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Cycling industry amounts to 650,000 jobs in Europe

Cars versus bikes

For my last 2014 article for Cleantechies, I decided to focus on good news as according to a new report, up to 650,000 people are working within the bicycle economy in the European Union.

The Lima Minima : it’s up to us

The Lima Minima

This weekend the climate negotiations within the United Nations ended in Lima, Peru and most if not all media outlets are expressing their discontent and show how little real progress was achieved. Read more

Wrapping gifts without wrecking our planet

Green gift wraps

Many of us will offer gifts for Christmas or the new year. Here are some ideas for more sustainable alternatives to wrapping gifts with the traditional paper… MyZeroWaste offers five creative solutions. Read more

Peru to have 60 percent renewables by 2025

Machu Picchu, Peru

Currently in Lima, Peru, is taking place the 20th Conference of the Parties. It is an important event as the talks on our future climate are taking place there. In margin of these, the host country made some announcements. Read more

Wind power progresses in Northern Europe, slash coal use

wind turbines and snow

Scientific American recently published an article on how coal and gas fired plants are closing in Northern Europe as wind power progresses and cut electricity prices. This trend has repercussions in Baltic countries. Read more

Harley Davidson to plant 50 million trees by 2025

Harley Davidson and sustainability

Not only do we have to stop deforestation, we also have to plant trees, billions of them, in the cities, in the countryside… What if companies land not only a hand, but thousands of them ? Read more

Energy precarity hits a fifth of the French population

Energy precarity France

According to the latest official statistics, one French citizen out of five has trouble paying his / her heating bills or is feeling cold at home in winter. Learn out more on my latest Cleantechies article.

Infographic : A light bulb shows how solar and wind beat coal

how-much-fuel-does-it-take-to-power-a-lightbulb-for-a-year

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. Read more

Climate action makes economic sense too

offshore wind farm

There are so many news I’d like to write about that I believe that for today, I’ll propose you some thoughts based on all of them. Please let me know if you like that idea. Read more

Japan has a carbon tax too

japan carbon tax

This was kind of a surprise for me when I learned that not only does Japan has a carbon tax, but that is has one since… October 2012. The world’s third largest economy is taxing emissions from power plants and vehicles alike.  Read more

IEA World Energy Outlook 2014 is out

WEO 2014 cover and solar

The most important paper of the year on energy is out as the International Energy Agency published its landmark World Energy Outlook report. Read more

Pentagon acknowledges threat of climate change

US Pentagon

It will become significantly harder for those who deny climate change in the United States to continue to do so after this. The US Department of Defense believes that global warming is a ” threat multiplier “ Read more

Book review : Changing business from the inside out

Header changing business from the inside out

As you might have gathered from my specialised list on Twitter I am starting to interest myself to the world of Corporate (Social) Responsibility, aka CSR. After a long search, I found the perfect book on this fast expanding field in business.  Read more

European Union to overachieve its 2020 climate goals

wind turbines in Austria

Good news everyone : the European Union has already almost achieved its climate and energy goals for 2020 according to the latest data from the European Environmental Agency. Learn out more in my latest Cleantechies article.

United States and China sign new climate deal

Hailed as a ” game changer “ by Grist or Climate Progress, the climate change deal signed by the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China is a new step in the fight against global warming. Read more

Why tackling food waste is so critical

Food

Wasted food is a serious problem around the world as to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, ” Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops, households and catering services.” Read more

Is Australia sacrificing its cleantech industry ?

Kangaroo

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. Read more

Ten ways you can prevent the Sixth Mass Extinction

Africa and elephants

The huge global loss of biodiversity is such a big problem that it is seen by specialists as the Sixth Mass Extinction. Lucky for us, the Huffington Post published an article on ten ways citizens can change that. Read more

Developping countries leapfrogging to renewables

Wind farm in The Philippines

There are still over a billion and half people without electricity. What if developping nations of Asia, Latin America and Africa went directly from ” no reliable electricity ” to “ electricity from renewables only ” ? Read more

Latest IPCC report urges for carbon neutrality

IPCC AR5 synthesis

Same situation, different year. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have published the final part of their fifth assessment Report (AR5) and the findings are quite scary.  Read more

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