Monthly Archives: September 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 September 2010 tweets


Here is a new post for CleanTechies : “Yesterday the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced a bold plan to slash the use of fossil fuels by 2050. The plan calls for renewable energy to supply 60% of the country’s energy needs by 2050. As the environment minister Norbert Röttgen stated, […]

Germany unveils bold energy plans


Thomas L Friedman

Thomas L Friedman is one of the op-ed columnist of the New York Times. I really liked the vision he is offering in his latest book, Hot, Flat and Crowded. I have to admit I feel the same about his latest column, Their Moon Shot and Ours. There, Mr. Friedman […]

Electric cars are the next growth engine



I really like the New York Times and its international edition, the International Herald Tribune. It gives a formidable insight on both today’s and tomorrow’s world. Today’s issue got two interesting articles. Today’s first article that caught my attention was about a solar boom in Asia. Indeed, the demand  for […]

A solar energy boom in rural Asia


You may not remember it, but the Copenhagen climate talks will be followed by a series of conferences in Cancun, Mexico between November 29 and December 10. Contrary to Copenhagen, little is currently said about the preparations. And the media aren’t encouraging. To AP : ” In two days of […]

A bad omen for the Cancun climate talks


To the UNEP : ” For millennia, medical practitioners have harnessed substances from nature for treatments and cures: aspirin from the willow and, more recently, Taxol – the groundbreaking anti-cancer drug – from the bark of the Pacific yew. Some of the biggest breakthroughs may be yet to come. But […]

Biodiversity loss is harming medical science



Here is another article on CleanTechies : ” Feed-in tariffs for industrial installations in France decreased by 12 percent beginning on September 1st. This move was done to prevent overheating in the sector. According to the French Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town, Mr. Jean-Louis Borloo, the objective […]

France cuts solar PV feed in tariffs by 12 percent


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As I was reading an article [Es] on the expansion of nuclear in China – where 24 reactors are currently being built compared to 12 online to date – I was wondering if a nuclear renaissance is really under way. To World Nuclear News it seems to be the case […]

A real nuclear renaissance is under way


Good news everyone ! (*) You – as well as many and many other people – will now be able to read my humble articles about solar energies on the Solar Feeds News Network. The world’s largest solar news network, it will enable me to reach over 59,000 Twitter followers […]

Now featured in Solar Feeds !



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According to CleanTechies : ” The Brazilian government earlier this month held a wind, hydroelectric and biomass auction that is expected to prompt US$ 5.52 billion in investments in renewable energies in Brazil. “ ” (…) Brazil currently holds 65 percent of the installed potential for wind power generation in […]

Brazil to invest $5.5 billion in renewables by 2013


According to the UNEP : ” International efforts to protect the ozone layer are a success and have stopped additional ozone losses and contributed to mitigating the greenhouse effect.” I believe we should capitalize on the success governments around the world achieved in 1987. We should do something for the […]

The hole in the ozone layer starts diminishing


Living now in Paris I am able to go easily to conferences. Yesterday I was attending to a conference given by Mr.Paul van Son and Dr. Oliver Steinmetz, the CEO of Desertec Industries and member of the supervisory board, respectively. Their enthusiasm and visionary ambitions are highly communicative. I now […]

Why I am now convinced by Desertec