Yearly Archives: 2010

To the New York Times : “Annual monetary losses for natural disasters are expected to rise to $185 billion worldwide by the end of the century, even without factoring in the anticipated negative impacts of climate change.” ” With climate change included, the global annual losses could increase by anywhere […]

Scary report from United Nations and World Bank


This was the title of a great article published on CleanTechies. Focusing on the energy part of the Chief Sustainability Officer – my green dream job – it is bringing a lot of interesting informations and examples. Advocating improved energy purchasing and efficiency, I believe it should be read by […]

Every company needs a corporate energy manager


To the AFP (via Grist) : ” The European Union’s energy chief Wednesday unveiled an ambitious 10-year trillion-euro energy investment plan for a single E.U. energy network to cut fossil fuel imports and fight climate change.” On its way to cut its emissions by 20 percent by 2020 and increase […]

European Union to invest one trillion on energy


Like every year at this period, the International Energy Agency published this week its latest World Energy Outlook (WEO). This year it is focusing on how country members can reach the goal they committed to in Copenhagen. Indeed limiting the rise in temperatures to 2°C is an important goal that […]

IEA unveils its latest report : WEO 2010

According to Bloomberg : ” Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, aims to grow its sales from so-called green products designed to save energy to 40 billion euros ($55 billion) by 2014. “ But the competition is fierce and Siemens, not alone : ” Siemens’ competitor General Electric Co. said […]

Siemens and GE are going full speed on cleantech


I previously noted that biofuels are more a problem than a solution. It seems I was right as to the Institute for European Environmental Policy, the European Union biofuel expansion plans are worse than burning fossil fuels. As TreeHugger notes: “ Over the next decade the extra biofuels used in […]

EU biofuels plans to increase climate change

To CleanTechies : ” The South Korean government will help fund construction of a massive offshore wind farm that proponents say would generate about 2,500 megawatts of electricity (…)” “The $8.2 billion project (six billion euros), which proponents hope to complete by 2019. (…) In South Korea, Asia’s fourth-biggest oil […]

South Korea to build 2,500 MW wind farm

From today, a month out from the start of the UN Climate Convention meeting in Cancun, Mexico, UNEP will release online case studies to show that solutions to climate change are available and can be copied and scaled up around the world. UNEP’s aim is to show that across the […]

UNEP’s 30 ways in 30 days


To the Huffington Post : ” California progressives have demonstrated that we have the power to deliver a resounding defeat to the big oil companies, if we fight on our own terms and harness the power of the grassroots.” ” Proposition 23, had it passed, would have effectively repealed the […]

Californians voted NO on Prop 23

This is time for me to present my selection of the best pictures of the NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). This month was a bit special as I could only select ten of them. To the NASA, today’s picture : “Look closely at this surreal nightscape. In the […]

Great astrophotographies – October 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 October 2010 tweets

The main problem with renewables today is scale. Even if they are growing faster and faster, we very rarely see projects that will bring more than a few hundred megawatts to the grids. But it is changing. Indeed, to CleanTechies, South Africa will soon build a five gigawatt park where […]

South Africa to build a 5,000 MW solar park