Monthly Archives: July 2011


To TreeHugger : ” Electronics giant Sony announced today that since 2000, it has achieved a 31 percent reduction in global CO2 emissions. The company boasts that means it surpassed its 2006 “Green Management” goal by 24 percent ” ” It did also achieve, though, a 54 percent reduction in […]

Sony slashed its emissions by 31% since 2000

To the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century and their latest Global Status Report : ” In 2010, renewable energy supplied an estimated 16% of global final energy consumption and delivered close to 20% of global electricity.” ” Renewable capacity now comprises about a quarter of total global power-generating capacity. […]

Renewables deliver 20% of global electricity


Here is a post I should have published last year as I read Uranium, by Tom Zoellner. Here is my review. It offers a detailed history of the discovery and the use of the 92nd element in the periodic table of the chemical elements. Will the 21st century be Uranium’s […]

Book review : Uranium, by Tom Zoellner

Air conditioning is a fantastic invention as it allows to remain cool when temperatures are reaching 30°C and even 40°C. However, in many buildings around the world, the A/C is not set at the right temperature. As the New York times noted : “Without fail, every year since moving to […]

Putting the A/C at the right temperature

Canada is said to be an open country, democratic, always welcoming new people and new ideas. In theory… Indeed, Franke James, an absolutely brilliant and amazing artist is learning it’s not always the case. And she is learning it the hard way. To make a long story short : ” […]

Franke James needs YOUR support !


I believe it is getting harder and harder for deniers to keep pretending climate change is a hoax (or a conspiracy…). Here are three articles that got my attention last week : First, Arctic Sea ice melt on track to set new record low in 2011. The second was about […]

Temperatures are going up and up…

Today I went to see the American Power photo exhibit at the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, in Paris. Pictures are the result of years – from 2003 to 2009 – of travel and photography by Mitch Epstein. I believe these pictures clearly enable us to witness how energy, power, is […]

American Power, by Mitch Epstein

If you think the economic downturn is plaguing every sector, think again. To the UNEP : total global investments in clean energy grew by 32 percent in 2010 to $211 billion (146 billion euros). However, there is a catch : To Grist : ” For the first time ever, developing […]

Cleantech investments increased by 32% in 2010


According to Fast Company : ” Many major cities have seen a decline in driving over the past few years. The reasons for this are varied, but if it’s a continuing trend, it’s going to mean drastic changes for the way we shape our cities. “ ” (…) There’s just […]

Will peak car happen before peak oil ?


One of my latest stride toward sustainability has been eating organic fruits. Indeed, after slashing my energy and water use and traveling as much as I could by train, I guess it was the natural next step. So when Grist publishes an article on how organic food is ” not […]

Is organic food really better ?

Here is my latest post for CleanTechies : “On Monday, the French Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, presented new regulations for large solar installations.” “(…) Let us hope these new projects will be successful as the previous attempts at creating an solar photovoltaic industry in France have […]

France issues new regulations for large solar PV installations

According to Environment America, a federation of US organizations, the country could reduce its oil dependence by 79 billion gallons per year—more than all of their imports from OPEC nations. For those who are not familiar with gallons and other non-metric – I almost wrote exotic – measures, this represents […]

How the USA could get rid of OPEC oil