Monthly Archives: November 2009

I am committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. However, […]

Worth an article – my November 2009 tweets


Earlier this year I read three sci-fi books I strongly recommend you if you are interested by the genre. The five books making this cycle were written by Alastair Reynolds, a UK scientist who dedicated himself to writing space operas. Back to 2007 I read Chasm City the second opus […]

The Revelation Space cycle by Alastair Reynolds


Scientific American published in this month’s issue an article on how the world could completely stop relying on fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear) by 2030 and use only solar, wind and water energies. To make a long story short and after reading the various critics this is […]

Can we stop relying on fossil fuels by 2030 ?


You may remember my article in June on waste in my Towards sustainability series. I was there mentioning the three Rs : Reducing, Recycling and Reusing. which are the basis of a more sustainable management of waste Now TreeHugger presents us with 7 Rs adding Rot (as nearly 40 percent […]

Going further in reducing our amounts of waste


According to Reuters Spain will add up to 8.8 GW of renewable energies by 2012. As GreenUnivers [Fr] points out this would increase by 37 percent the current renewable electricity capacity in just three years. This occurs as now wind energy has more installed capacity than nuclear in Spain and […]

Spain to add 8.8 GW of green electricity by 2012

As I am still looking for a job in the cleantech sector I am attending today the Forum des Emplois Verts (French Green Jobs forum) in Paris where up to 2,000 jobs positions are proposed. This is a fantastic opportunity since as I noted earlier the Boston Consulting Group believes […]

Forum des Emplois Verts

According to the New York Times around 10 percent of the US electricity is provided by old nuclear bombs, including Russian ones. I find very inspiring that weapons once targeting houses are now powering them. These agreements concern thousands of warheads and are part of a non proliferation policy enacted […]

Old nuclear weapons generate electricity


Evidence keeps on piling : investing in Nature and the environment is perhaps one of the best thing you can do, not only for Mankind as a whole but also for yourself as Return On Investments (ROI) are high. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) issued a report which […]

Investing in Nature provides huge returns


The European Union 15 first members already achieved their Kyoto Protocol goals and will even go beyond. Meanwhile, the 27 members already cut their emissions by 13.6 percent. These excellent results date of 2007. With the economic recession of the past months, the industrial activity have drastically decreased and thus […]

Europe to go beyond its Kyoto Protocol goals


It was yesterday’s main news on the environmental front : the Copenhagen climate conference will most likely end up in a failure. We were first hopeful, then we were fearing a stalemate last week. And now this… It begun on Sunday in the Financial Times as Obama ruled out Copenhagen […]

Copenhagen conference will most likely fail


For the fourth and last part of my nuclear series and after reviewing 10 reasons to support nuclear, the past and present of this energy source and a review of the main fission future solutions we are finishing with fusion. Contrary to future fission solutions, fusion won’t happen before mid-century […]

An overview of future fusion nuclear technologies

For my 700th post I would like to thank you all of you who subscribed by RSS or by Email as last week I have reached over a hundred subscribers on average. For those who haven’t subscribed yet you may be interested to learn what is RSS. After a very […]

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