Between frugality and technologies, four societal choices to achieve carbon neutrality

This is an additional contribution that will fuel the rich and complex debate on achieving carbon neutrality. After the negaWatt association and the national manager of the Electricity Transmission Network (RTE), the Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe) in turn presents its prospective work articulated around four scenarios , ranging from an option focusing heavily … Read more

Faced with Eric Zemmour, the mayor of Geneva breaks with traditional Swiss neutrality

The current mayor of Geneva, Frédérique Perler, in 2020. MARTIAL TREZZINI/KEYSTONE-ATS “This gentleman is not welcome. Its presence is not opportune in a place managed by the city; which would make her complicit in the spread of hate messages (…) We would be in total contradiction with the policies that we lead and with the … Read more

In Germany, the quest for carbon neutrality without nuclear power

The lignite-fired power station in Jänschwalde (Germany), September 24, 2021. PATRICK PLEUL / PICTURE-ALLIANCE / AFP It was one of the highlights of the summer 2021 election campaign. During a debate on television between the candidates for the chancellery, the leader of the conservative bloc, Armin Laschet, said: “It was a mistake to get out … Read more

carbon neutrality, private jets, access restrictions … what to remember from this day

Extinction Rebellion activists demonstrate against “greenwashing” in Glasgow on November 3, 2021. ALASTAIR GRANT / AP Find every day at the end of the day the highlights of the 26e United Nations Climate Conference, to be held until November 12, as well as insights from journalists from the World. What you must remember : 450 … Read more

Carbon neutrality, a distant horizon for the Indian giant

The second most populous country, with its 1.3 billion inhabitants, the third largest polluter in the world, India largely holds the climate battle in its hands. Without major effort on its part, the imperative to contain global warming below 1.5 degrees will be impossible to fulfill. The subcontinent is the second largest producer of coal … Read more

India surprises by promising carbon neutrality by 2070

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his statement at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. ALASTAIR GRANT / AP India created the surprise, Monday 1is November, in Glasgow, Scotland. The South Asian giant has set itself the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2070, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech, delivered … Read more

the negaWatt scenario to achieve carbon neutrality

Wind turbines near Allonnes (Sarthe), July 20, 2021. JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP No construction of a new nuclear reactor, energy consumption halved, electricity production 100% from renewable energies… The fifth edition of the scenario of the negaWatt association will undoubtedly contribute to fueling the debate, more and more lively in the context of the presidential … Read more

The pace of the energy transition not sufficient to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050, according to the International Energy Agency

“Ellen” and “Elly” offshore oil rigs near Long Beach, California, in 2012. AP It is presented as the “Bible” of the energy sector, read by heads of state and bosses of oil companies. A voluminous report published each autumn by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the “World Energy Outlook” (WEO) presents medium and long-term production … Read more