Author: Edouard Stenger

Fascinated by sustainability and cleantech since 2004, Edouard wrote both his Bachelor of Arts' dissertation and Master's thesis on sustainable energy topics. He hasn't stopped writing on these subjects ever since. A French Masters graduate in international management, Edouard has a several experience in Marketing and Communications in Europe and Latin America. Since 2007 Edouard has been selecting for his own blog the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change, cleantech and the world energy sector. Nowadays Edouard is pursuing an MBA in Sustainable Business as well as a certificate in Sustainable Energy Solutions at Pinchot University . Edouard has been submitting articles to CleanTechies.com since June 2009, mostly on French and European policies. Don't hesitate to contact him as he is always interested in discussing cleantech with new people.

For today’s article Cleantechies and I are willing to shed some light on an interesting initiative that comes from Seattle. Carbon Washington is a local revenue-neutral carbon tax campaign. I interviewed their team.


While the surrounding European Union is sticking to its guns with 40 percent greenhouse gases emissions reductions by 2030, Switzerland is showing some leadership by targeting 50 percent cuts by 2030. This is a bold move that deserves to inspire Read more…


This is literally an outrage. According to several sources, oil giant company Shell bought the European energy policy to be as low as possible on renewable energy sources. As a close examiner for the past decade of energy and climate Read more…


The past few days in Western Europe have been windy, very windy. While this makes the somewhat cold weather colder, the thousands of wind turbines scattered in various countries generate a lot of electricity. Here is a selection of facts Read more…


According to a new report, up to 650,000 people are working within the bicycle economy in the European Union. With the right incentives, these figures could reach a million jobs by 2020 according to the European Cyclists’ Federation. As The Read more…


Winter is coming. And this is a problem as 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. And as a Read more…


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. The European Commission official statement reports that “  The decrease in emissions of Read more…


Last night, the European Council met with all the heads of State and country leaders. The topic was climate and energy and the goal was to enable the European Union – over half a billion people accounting for as 23 Read more…


I recently came across a report on how Ireland could benefit even more from wind energy.  Almost a fifth of Irish electricity already comes from renewable energy sources as the installed wind energy capacity has reached 2,000 MW in 2013. Read more…


Recently the incumbent Energy and Environment Minister of France unveiled an ambitious energy transition project. As Euractiv reports, the country should ” increase the proportion of renewable energy to 32% by 2030, reduce CO2 emissions by 40% between 1990 and 2030, Read more…


It seems to be the right time to be in the business of renewables in Colombia. Indeed, the Santos government – which was reelected in May – enacted a key law promoting renewables and efficiency. Seen by local newspapers as a key step to impulse what Read more…


Light Pollution

While the European Union is well on its way to reach or exceed its renewable energy and  emissions targets for 2020, there is one goal of its climate policies it likely won’t meet: energy efficiency. According to the European Environment Read more…


Covering European environmental and energy policies for CleanTechies got me thinking  lately how France is lagging behind its neighbours. Indeed, in the last few months I have reported rapid development in Portugal, Spain or the United Kingdom. If France is not Read more…


According to official statistics from Eurobserv’ER, 23.4 percent of the electricity in the European Union came from renewable energy sources in 2012. The total output for 2012 has been estimated at 763.5 TW. This represents an important increase from 2011, Read more…

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