Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
According to a recent study from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), wood burning is being used more and more in the country. Current estimates show that approximately 7.4 million households use this method to heat their homes, compared to 5.9 million in 2009.
This represents an increase of over 100,000 (more…)
Monday, October 14th, 2013
I reported previously here on Cleantechies that in 2011 France was the first country to ban hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of recovering oil and natural gas deposits using large quantities of water and chemicals and sand.
Fracking, as it is more widely known, is fiercely (more…)
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
This week, the French government unveiled a new series of efforts due to tackle the lack of thermal renovations in French buildings.
As I found out while writing my Master’s Thesis years ago, there are no less than twenty million housings to be weatherized in France. This would lead to (more…)
Monday, September 16th, 2013
Biogas plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower has teamed up with Domaix Energy in Alsace, in the northeast of France to start rolling out four agricultural biogas plant projects in France. Apart from agricultural substrates, the biogas plants, whose construction has already started, will use sludge and food leftovers. This is in line with a trend in French biogas (more…)
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
According to a new study, 16.7 percent of French employees were teleworking at least once a week in 2012. There has been a sharp increase since 2011, when only 12.7 percent were teleworking.
This comes only a month after Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, has asked her employees to stop telecommuting. However, as we shall see here, this (more…)
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented.
The Sarkozy government wanted to require shops and offices to turn off their unnecessary lights at nights. This will be effective as of July 1, 2013. (more…)
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
According to a new study carried out by the English Centre of Economics and Business, traffic congestion in the United Kingdom, Germany and France cost each year up to 18,327 billion euros (around $24 billion). (more…)
Monday, November 19th, 2012
In September, an environmental conference in France took place setting the policy of the new President, Mr. François Hollande and his government.
This posts present the various points and how they differ or are in the line of the previous government and its Grenelle de l’Environnement. (more…)
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
According to the French utility EDF, the French solar PV capacity reached in March 3,000 MW, with over 2,672 MW in mainland France and 339 MW in Corsica and overseas.
According to the data: the total capacity grew by 15 percent this semester in metropolitan France. An additional (more…)
Monday, October 10th, 2011
While I was visiting my family in the Region of Lorraine – North Eastern France – I came across two distinct news illustrating the possible future of the region, and in a way, of the whole country.
The first one is about dirty polluting fossil energy as to Elixir Petroleum, an Australian company, there would be massive quantities of shale oil and gas in Lorraine’s soil. To the volumetric estimates, there (more…)