Yearly Archives: 2010

Merry Christmas !

Dear visitors, readers and subscribers, as we are nearing the holiday season and the end of this year I am taking a short break at blogging. This is the occasion for me to wish you all a merry Christmas and holiday season. Please be sure that I will come back […]

Taking a break (Merry Christmas)


Too many lights in our cities at night is really bad for our economy as we waste electricity and thus money. It is also a bad idea for nocturnal animals, plants and amateur astronomers who need to go further and further to have a darker sky. Now, to a new […]

Urban lights increase air pollution


To the New York Times green blog : ” China’s ravenous appetite for energy puts the country at risk of reaching a point of  “peak coal,” when demand for coal will outstrip domestic production capacity, a growing number of experts believe.” ” China now consumes approximately 47 percent of coal […]

Is peak coal already threatening China ?


To CleanTechies developing nations will install more than 22,000 MW of wind power capacity in 2010. Of course, China is behind an important part of this, but countries like India, Mexico are also moving forward on clean energy. “If policy ambition has stalled in the industrialized world, it has if […]

Developing nations go massively in wind power


This weekend ended the 16th conference of parties (COP16) due to prepare the future of the Kyoto Protocol. Albeit it didn’t end as badly as the Copenhagen meeting did, we are still pretty far from solving the climate / energy equation. In today’s post I propose you a selection of […]

Cancun meeting ends with mixed results

According to Renewable Energy World, Thailand is on its way to install more than four gigawatts of renewable energy capacity in the very next years thanks to an innovative feed-in tariffs system dedicated to small local projects. Solar thermal and biomass constitute the majority of projects with 1,400 MW and […]

Thailand to install 4.300 MW of renewables


This was the question asked recently by the Mother Jones Network. Albeit the article is for US based readers, it brings interesting details for global readers who like to party or simply pour themselves a stiff one. Indeed, regarding greenhouse gases emissions and climate change: ” beer beats tequila” and […]

Which kind of booze is best for the Planet ?


You know if you have been reading this blog for some time now : China is determined to become the leader on cleantech. But it’s not only about making money in tomorrow’s leading industry : it is also about the environment. Indeed, if China is investing $12 million each hour […]

China wants 500 GW of renewables by 2020


Global warming may mean colder winters for the Northern Hemisphere and this albeit we just witnessed the hottest June ever recorded and if desertification spreads faster and faster. As one of the researchers behind this new report notes : “Recent severe winters like last year’s of the one of 2005-2006 […]

Global warming may mean colder winters

I recently subscribed to Courrier International, a French weekly newspaper which translates and publishes articles from over 900 international newspapers. Recently it proposed an article on Mario Molina, the Mexican Nobel prize. This is how I came to read about today’s story in Nature magazine : ” Molina’s great challenge […]

Mario Molina wants to clean Mexico’s air


Last year the deforestation of the Brazilian part of the Amazon rainforest was slowing dramatically. It keeps doing so: ” Brazil’s government says deforestation in the Amazon rain forest has dropped to its slowest pace in 22 years.” ” Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says satellite imagery of the National Institute […]

Amazon deforestation drops to lowest in 22 years

This is time for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). As always, here is my selection of the ten best pictures of last month. Today’s picture : ” On Reunion Island, it is known simply as “The Volcano.” […]

Great astrophotographies – November 2010