Monthly Archives: January 2009


This is that time of the month: the one for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). I would like to give this a special emphasis on Mars, as I finished the Martian Trilogy. As always, this month was […]

Great astrophotographies – January 2009


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I finished reading  this week THE book I would recommend on the current energy and climate issues. Its author – Thomas Friedman – is a columnist for the New York Times and received three times the Pulitzer Prize. To him, the various crises we are facing should not only be […]

Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman


Since I don’t have that much time to blog, I restrain myself to publishing here around 25 articles per month. However, many more great news are worth reading and blogging about. My goal being to provide you with the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and […]

Worth an article: my January 2009 tweets



The brand new Obama Administration is more than willing to tackle the climate energy issue and it looks like a real green New Deal may occur very soon in the United States. After South Korea and Japan,  it seems that the United Nations’ advices are being heard by the world’s […]

A US green New Deal ?


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TreeHugger recently wrote  a compelling article on the benefits of biking and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you, even less with such a brilliant illustration. Indeed, if the brightest mind of the 20th century rode one, why shouldn’t we ? Among the benefits are weight lost, slowed breathing and […]

The many advantages of biking


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Solar photovoltaïc (also known as PV or solar cells) is the subject of numerous researches around the world. Indeed, Earth receives so much energy from its star that the potential is simply tremendous. Accounting for less than a percent of our energy consumption, scientists around the world want to make […]

January 2009 solar news



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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the world’s first satellite dedicated to tracking global greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. This will significantly increase our knowledge of their origin. Dubbed Ibuki the new satellite will collect data in 56,000 locations around the world and most specifically in developing countries, where exact […]

Japan launches satellite to track GHG emissions


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Yesterday  I had my first visit and comment from a climate change denier. This means that this blog is becoming bigger. I am also happy as this leads to exchanging ideas. I left a quite lengthy reply but think this deserves to be much bigger. You will find in today’s […]

My answer to climate change deniers


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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 […]

A huge wind energy project in the North Sea



I was right when stating a month earlier that the Big Three could get a green bailout if they partnered with European car makers. It seems it was a good idea as Fiat just acquired 35% of Chrysler in exchange for small fuel efficient cars. This will allow American consumers […]

Fiat acquires 35% of Chrysler


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Yesterday, I couldn’t follow the inauguration speech by the new US President Barack Obama, a man I refer now to as a new hope for a planet in peril. This title couldn’t be more appropriate. This post is the occasion for me to propose you a selection of the various […]

Obama: a global leader on climate change


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Solar PV seems to be everywhere in the environmental news as many companies around the world are working in this segment. Meanwhile, little is written on the amazing potential of solar thermal. This may change soon. A US company specialized in solar thermal claims that Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) could […]

The underestimated potential of solar thermal