Yearly Archives: 2010


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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 November 2010 tweets


Energy efficiency is the very basis of a more sustainable society and Russia seems to have understood that. This is a great news as the country is one of the largest coal consumers. As I note in my latest article for CleanTechies : “Some interesting news recently went unnoticed. Indeed, […]

Russia to invest $300 billion in energy efficiency


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If you have been reading this blog for some time, you know that I believe that we are heading straight toward a triple crisis. Indeed, we are already experiencing an economical crisis and we may soon face environmental issues. It seems that I am not the only one thinking that […]

Nature doesn’t do bailouts



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Representatives of Big Business are acknowledging that business as usual scenarios are no more congruent to today’s world and that sustainability has to be at the core of their actions. The latest example of that is Unilever. The consumer goods giant is willing to help a billion people improve their […]

Unilever presents bold sustainability plan


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To the World Meteorological Organization the main greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide – keep increasing in the atmosphere, and this despite the efforts and the economic recession. To the WMO : ” The report highlights concerns that global warming may lead to even greater emissions of […]

GHG emissions keep increasing: 2010 hottest year


I didn’t know Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, was working on solar research and development, let alone that it might push the efficiency of solar panels to new hights with 39.2 percent. As CleanTechies notes : ” Boeing hopes to introduce their high-efficiency C3MJ+ solar cells around the globe […]

Boeing shatters solar power efficiency record



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To the Huffington Post : ” A new report says India could be 2 degrees Celsius warmer than 1970s levels within 20 years – a change that would disrupt rain cycles and wreak havoc on the country’s agriculture and freshwater supplies.” (…) ” More flooding, more drought and a spreading […]

How India is threatened by climate change


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Renewable energy sources are progressively going from the fringe to the mainstream. Indeed, to the IEA they may provide as much electricity to the grids than coal by 2035. Now, here is a market study that provides further evidence : ” According to the new market research report ‘Global Renewable […]

Renewables market worth $600 billion by 2015


Geothermal energy is seldom mentioned among renewable energies as solar and wind energies get the lion’s share of the news. However, geothermal is one of the rare sources that can deliver electricity 24/7. To CleanTechnica : ” The geothermal industry has begun an unprecedented expansion starting this year, as a […]

Over 7,800 MW of geothermal power for the USA



I once wrote that aerogel – a great insulating material, 37 times more insulating that fiberglass – can be made of rice husks, a common byproduct of the most eaten cereal in the world. Now it seems that graphene – a highly conductible and resistant material that could literally revolutionize […]

Graphene can be produced by sugar


We have seen previously that large investors completely understand how climate change mitigation is critical. Last year, more than 200 investors representing $13 trillion in assets demanded action on climate. Now, according to the United Nations, the movement is growing to 259 investors with $15 trillion in assets. This represents […]

More investors demand climate change action


For my latest article on CleanTechies I decided to go back to writing on my home country, France, and this for a good reason. It had been three months I hadn’t done so. Here is the introduction : ” The French Round Table on sustainability known as the Grenelle de […]

Report on the French Grenelle after three years