Monthly Archives: August 2010

I heard that term before as extreme events are unfolding. But two contributors of the Huffington Post believe that what we are witnessing this summer – fires in Russia, floods in Pakistan, heat waves in America – is a sign of global weirding. And they make quite a point as […]

Global weirding, or the climate gone crazy


To CleanTechnica : ” Five years ago, when 17% of Portugal’s energy came from renewable energy – about like California now – the government made a bold decision to aim for 45% during the next five years – by 2010.” And it worked : the country is due to reach […]

Portugal’s bold renewable energy policy

Most of us – the general public – are at a loss with climate change issues. This can be explained by the impressive complexity of the issue and the lack of time to understand it. Now comes Jeremy Grantham, a top hedge fund manager. In his latest newsletter he published […]

All you need to know about climate change in five ...

Public transportation systems are a great solution to go from one place to another. However, buses are often competing on the roads with cars and trucks, which adds to the trafic congestions and pollution. One Chinese company – Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co – might have found the solution […]

Here comes the straddling bus


This is not news as we have seen it in Sustainable energy – without the hot air but some facts need reminders. The internal combustion engine – like incandescent light bulbs – is extremely inefficient. To GOOD : If you had to invent an efficient way to move (…), you […]

Cars waste 85 percent of the energy used

As TreeHugger noted yesterday the President of the Russian Confederation, Dimitri Medvedev, believes that the current heat wave and assorted droughts and wild fires occurring in his country are a wake up call. Indeed, having a look at the current situation in Russia and its capital city Moscow sure makes […]

To Medvedev, this is a wake up call

I write a lot about China – and even more as it became the world’s first energy consumer – and too little about its neighbor, India. So when I find something on how the local goverment is advancing on cleantech, I have to share this. To CleanTechnica : ” India […]

Indian renewable energy capacity grows rapidly


You know it if you have been reading this blog for a while, I am advocating energy efficiency as the ultimate solution to all our climate and energy issues as it can be applied literally everywhere. As a matter of facts we have seen this is the cheapest way to […]

23 measures to cut US emissions by 27% by 2020

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, this month was packed with beautiful images. It was difficult to select just ten. To the NASA, today’s picture : On July 11, after a long trek […]

Great astrophotographies – July 2010

I have been 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. But […]

Worth an article – my July 2010 tweets