Monthly Archives: February 2013

Think, Eat, Save UNEP campaign

The United Nations Environmental Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization have launched a new campaign to end wasting so much food as 1.3 BILLION tonnes of food are thrown away each year. The Think, Eat, Save Campaign will target all stakeholders : producers, retailers and consumers as worldwide, about […]

UNEP and FAO urges us to Think, Eat, Save

Here is another post I wrote for Cleantechies, this time on energy conservation : ” Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented.” ” The Sarkozy government wanted to require shops and offices to turn off […]

France unveils measures to decrease energy use

Tonnes and tonnes of coal in China

A year ago I was relating how China, the largest greenhouse gases emitter, was willing to tax carbon by 2015. It seems the local government is pretty serious about it as last week’s news show. To the Clean Revolution : ” China’s Finance Ministry has announced a new set of […]

More on the Chinese carbon tax

According to Ecoseed (via Solar Feeds) : ” The cumulative solar photovoltaic capacity of the world crossed the 100-gigawatt milestone in 2012 (…) according to figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association. ” The solar association also noted that the world’s PV installations can now cut 53 million tons of […]

Global solar PV capacity reach 100 GW

Since I started this blog – and even before – I have read quite a serious amount of books on energy and climate issues. But today I can say I have found my favorite : Reinventing Fire, by Amory Lovins and the Rocky Mountain Institute. Mixing the maths of Sustainable […]

Book review : Reinventing Fire, by Amory Lovins

RGGI logo

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative was started a few years ago to cut greenhouse gases emissions in nine Northeastern States in the USA. As I noted previously, it has been so far a great success. But it is ready for more. As the New York Times reports : ” The […]

RGGI to cut emissions by 45 percent rally in Washington

This Sunday took place in the United States of America the largest climate rally ever (in the country) up to 40,000 people walked peacefully, chanted and danced in Washington DC. Other rallies were organized in many other states. All had the same message : they were asking President Obama to […]

The biggest US climate rally to date

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 January 2013 tweets

President Obama SOTU 2013

Earlier this week, the newly reelected US President Barack Obama addressed the nation in the annual State of the Union address. It was the occasion for President Obama to keep his hard stance on climate on energy. His previous speech during his second inaugural address had been a new hope […]

Another great Obama speech on climate

Here is another Cleantechies article I wrote on how the European Union could achieve greenhouse gase emissions cuts of 50 percent by 2030. Here is the introduction : ” According to a brand new study carried out by consultancy Ecofys and commissioned by the WWF, the European Union can halve […]

European Union can halve its emissions by 2030

Wind turbines

Last week I was reporting that in New Mexico, solar is now cheaper than coal, something that analysts forecast would occur only in three or five years. I was wondering if this was an isolated event or the harbinger of a closer paradigm shift. Well, it seems that it is […]

Renewables cheaper than coal in Australia