Monthly Archives: March 2010


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I have been committed for three years 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. […]

Worth an article – my March 2010 tweets


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The PEW environment group published a fantastic study on the cleantech investment in the G20 in 2009. The largest economies, both developped and developping are very different in this economic sector. China overtook the United States in cleantech investments with more than $34 billion while the latter dedicated less than […]

Who’s winning the clean energy race ?


According to Enerzine [Fr] and other sources the Desertec Project is getting international support as several companies from Europe, America and Africa are joining the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii). The US company First Solar was the first to join in and five more companies from Morocco, Tunisia, France, Spain and […]

Desertec gets international support



I really like swimming. So, twice to thrice a week I go swimming at the Lons-Le-Saunier Aqua’ReL center (pictured left). Opened in 2007 it was built with sustainable development in mind and comes with plenty green features. Energy efficient, it is heated by the local waste-to-energy plant. Additionally, part of […]

A swimming pool heated by waste energy


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The city of Barcelona and Spanish utility Endesa have been installing smart LED lightning systems that automatically switch themselves off when no one is around. This enables the city to cut by 30 percent its electricity consumption. I really would like this idea to spread across Europe and even the […]

Barcelona’s amazing smart lightning idea


Scotland announced last week that 1.2 GW of tidal and wave energy capacity would be built there by 2020. To achieve this, 10 projects will be started and will be the first commercial applications of these energy sources. Scotts are determine to have 31 percent of their electricity coming from […]

Scotland to harness 1.2 GW of marine energy



The US Department of Energy released last week an interesting study on how LED lightning could enable America to save $120 billion (88 billion euros) over the next 20 years. To Ecogeek : ” The cumulative savings of widespread adoption of this technology over the next 20 years would be […]

The huge potential of LED lightning


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Yesterday the French Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning, Mr. Jean-Louis Borloo visited a company in Vaudrey, less than 20 kilometers from my hometown. Ravoyard SA manufactures since its origins metallic structures. Dynamic, it recently diversified its activity to add photovoltaïc films to its existing products. […]

An official visit from Mr. Borloo at Ravoyard SA


While reading CleanTechnica I came across a tremendously huge project : link via high speed rail Asia and Europe. This network would enable to go from London to Beijing in only two days. Within ten years, the three networks would transport people and goods alike and would link 17 nations […]

Can China build three fast rail transcontinental networks ?



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These are good news, to the European Commission : “The EU will surpass its target to consume 20 percent of its energy from renewable energy by 2020, according to national forecasts submitted to the European Commission.” Out of the 27 members, 12 may exceed their national targets domestically. But this […]

Europe to meet its renewable energies goals


Biodiversity is a vital issue to us all as to the United Nations the disappearance of both fauna and floral species costs six percent of the world GDP, or more than $3,100 billion (2,000 billion euros) per year. The Mother Nature Network published recently a splendid infographic with the Top 20 […]

A great infographic on biodiversity loss


As a possible consequence of the so-called ” Climategate ” Americans’ global warming concerns continue to drop. This occurs as the IPCC reports and actions have been repeatedly under fire. One of my friends sent me a list of institutions believing in man-made climate change versus the ones not believing in it. The […]

Is there really a debate on climate change ?