Monthly Archives: May 2010


Dear visitors, readers and subsribers. This is my first post in over three weeks, an interruption never seen since I started this blog back to 2007. I thus present you all my apologies for this. Everything being back to normal, I now I have some time again to bring you a […]

A long interruption


To the AFP : “Indonesia has launched an ambitious plan to tap the vast power of its volcanoes and become a world leader in geothermal energy, while trimming greenhouse gas emissions.” “The sprawling archipelago of 17,000 islands stretching from the Indian to the Pacific Oceans contains hundreds of volcanoes, estimated […]

Indonesia to invest massively in volcano power


The French National Railways want us to believe their service is so good you will ditch your car and take only trains. At first I thought so as the SNCF indeed enabled me to avoid a tonne of CO2 emissions in 2008. But between their often prohibitive tariffs and their repetitive […]

SNCF, à nous de vous faire préférer le train ?



Isn’t life ironic ? A mere weeks after President Obama decided to embrace offshore drilling, the United States are facing one of the biggest – if not the biggest – oil spill in their history. After the explosion of  the BP drilling rig in the gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana […]

A huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico