Yearly Archives: 2012


The rise of the Pollution

This is getting really worrying. To the German renewable energy institute, global CO2 emissions rose by 2.5 percent in 2011. The IEA on its side saw a 3.2 percent increase. Global emissions are now 50 percent higher than in 1990. This is taking place as respected organizations such as the […]

Another year, another CO2 emissions record


Good news everyone ! As I noted in my latest post for Cleantechies : ” The European Union has been committed for years to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020 (compared to 1990). “ ” As we have seen in a recent article, reaching such targets […]

European Parliament calls for 30 percent cuts


World Bank : Turn Down the Heat

Earlier this week, the World Bank published a new report called “Turn Down the Heat” with catastrophic figures, as to their projections, global temperatures could rise by 4°C by 2100. As this venerable institution notes, this would have catastrophic consequences for the world’s poorest as extreme weather, decreasing crops quantities, […]

World Bank urges to ” turn down the heat “



François Hollande

I have to admit that I am a tad, a wee bit, late on that as this post should have been published in September. Anyway, here is my latest Cleantechies post, dedicated to the green roadmap of the new French government. Anyway, here is the introduction : ” In September, […]

New French President outlines his green policies


IEA World Energy Outlook 2012

It’s an habit, the prestigious International Energy Agency releases each November its famous flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook. Let’s review here the main findings and reactions. To the IEA , an important effort will have to be done as ” No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil […]

IEA World Energy Outlook 2012


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. […]

Worth an article – my October 2012 tweets



After a year of working as Quality and Communications Manager I am again out seeking new challenges as I was made redundant for economic reasons. (This company is depending from the European auto industry) This one-year experience was for me the opportunity to work in both communications and quality certification […]

Seeking new challenges


Morocco wants 42 percent renewables

If you think that solar energy is just fad dedicated to rich nations, read on : Morocco  has a ” goal of increasing installed renewable energy capacity to 42 per cent by 2020 and becoming a renewable energy industry leader. “ The African Development Bank Group has been demonstrating its […]

Morocco wants 42 percent renewables by 2020


US President Barack Obama

Barack Obama’s re-election this week occurred shortly after the Hurricane Sandy that killed dozens people and inflicted for billion of dollars of damages to the US economy. The past year has been the hottest ever for the United States. On a positive note, President Obama have introduced various bills and […]

What Obama’s re-election means for climate



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Ever since I created a Facebook page for this website, I have been sharing stuff from non governmental organizations. This allowed me to find a compelling image about an oft missed argument about cleantech : it creates lots of jobs. So to data gathered by 350.org, investing one million dollars […]

Policy makers: to create jobs, invest in cleantech


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I already had mentioned very ambitious plans from Saudi Arabia to jump-start a solar revolution. So the following news aren’t totally surprising me. As The Guardian reported : ” Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil producer, has plans to become 100% powered by renewable and low-carbon forms of energy, according […]

Saudi Arabia to go 100 percent low carbon


Sandy hitting the United States

Unless you have spent the week remote from civilization, you must have heard of THE event of the week : Disney bought the Star Wars franchise. Ooops, sorry, I meant : Hurricane Sandy, also known as the Frankenstorm. All joking aside, the matter is tremendously serious as dozens died in […]

Hurricane Sandy, aka the Frankenstorm