Monthly Archives: March 2013


In the wake of the tragic catastrophe and the nuclear incident that shook Japan in 2011, we have seen that the local government is willing to push renewable energy sources forward. Among them, solar energy and wind power. This has led to the installation of 1,12 GW of solar PV […]

A renewable energy boom in Japan


Will we have a global carbon tax by 2015 ? Even if it is way too early to tell, here are some news in that direction. After China, South Africa plans to enact a carbon tax by this year. Reuters, Bloomberg and All Africa brings us more details. The tax […]

South Africa to tax carbon by 2015


Here is another post I wrote for Cleantechies. This times I am having a look at teleworking, an interesting practice to slash carbon dioxide while increasing well-being. Here is the introduction : ” According to a new study, 16.7 percent of French employees were teleworking at least once a week […]

Over four million French employees telework



Sara Volz in her biofuels lab

What were you doing when you were 17-year old ? Sara Volz, A Colorado, USA, teen created a biofuel lab in her bedroom. Even better, she developed more efficient algae that produce higher oil content just by selecting them artificially. This is seen as an important boost to algae based […]

Teen boost efficiency of algae-based biofuels


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 February 2013 tweets


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We have seen it here time and again, burning coal is a huge health issue. This is even more worrying as it is the most polluting fossil fuel and the environmental enemy number One. Now here comes a study from the Health and Environment Alliance – or HEAL – on […]

Coal’s staggering healthcare costs around the world



I am a huge New York Times’ fan. I have been reading this newspaper for at least a decade. This is why I was particularly shocked when their management decided to stop their Green blog. Despite this, they keep on publishing great articles. Like their editorial on why President Obama […]

Thomas Friedman on the necessity of the carbon tax


How many gigatons of carbon dioxide infographic

I already wrote a few times on infographics and how they can be amazing. Indeed, with some of them, a single image is indeed worth a thousand words ( or more ). Here is the latest example I found. It’s explains exactly what has to be done regarding carbon dioxide […]

A great infographic on climate change




Graphene

According to TreeHugger, graphene could offer 60% solar cell efficiency if it were to replace silicon in PV panels. As they note : ” Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain have just published results from their experiments.” ” While their results so far will probably be more […]

Graphene could bring solar PV efficiency to 60%


Given how climate change is VERY serious and how little we are currently working on it, it’s easy to feel a bit under the weather. No wonder more and more people are feeling anxious about their near future or what world they will leave to their children. This week I […]

Feeling down about climate ? Read this


Parched earth because of climate change

Readers be advised, this post is a collection of the latest climate change news I have collected the past week. And to tell the truth, the more science on global warming is published, the more alarming it is. First thing first, concentrations of carbon dioxide have increased in 2012 by […]

Further evidence on how climate change is VERY serious