Monthly Archives: May 2013

If you are scared – or even simply concerned – by climate change, odds are that you might have weatherized your place, turned to efficient appliances and lightbulbs and perhaps even ditched your car. While these actions and many others are quite obvious, they might not have the biggest impacts. […]

Five very important actions to fight climate change

I have already noted quite a few times in the past month that grid parity is slowly but surely approaching. What if it were already the case ? To the Applied Materials blog and REneweconomy it is already here in over a hundred countries. Yes, solar photovoltaic installed on rooftops […]

Grid parity for solar PV is already here in 105 ...

Even if there have been many good news on the environmental fronts in the past few months, there are still some bad ones. While deforestation of the Amazon rainforest had been drastically reduced since 2004, it seems it increased last year. As Treehugger reports : “According to the Brazilian forest […]

Deforestation in Brazil bumps up

If my very recent 30th birthday was the occasion for me to thank my family and friends, for this 1,500th post I would like to thank you all, dear visitors, readers and subscribers.

One thousand five hundred posts

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 April 2013 tweets

Ever since I started to delve into energy and environmental issues, I have been advocating energy efficiency. It is the cheapest solution, and also the best one. This is why I have called it the panacea to all our energy and climate problems. It seems I wasn’t the only one […]

Efficiency gains momentum, decrease emissions


A close observer of renewable energy markets I am amazed at how fast they are growing around the world. Many countries are banking on them to get out of the current triple crisis. Even if the efforts being done are lacking the necessary scale, results are very encouraging. Portugal is […]

Renewables are surging much faster than thought

This made the headlines earlier this month as this is great news for bees and our civilization as Albert Einstein stated that “ If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live. “ The European commission seems to have understood […]

Dangerous pesticides to be banned in Europe

Given how Humankind keeps on spewing dozens of billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, this was expected : carbon dioxide concentration have reached 400 parts per million. While this may sound mundane to most people, this is a real event, and one that could have dire consequences. Last time […]

Carbon dioxide concentration reaches 400 ppm

To Cleantechnica : ” A study recently published by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) suggests that France’s Solar PV target for 2020 should be 15 GW instead of its current 5.4 GW. “ ” According to ADEME, solar PV has the potential to reach grid parity in France in the coming […]

Can France achieve 15 GW of solar PV capacity by ...

Fossil fuels are making less and less sense as renewable energies are becoming cheaper and cheaper and as climate change is becoming more and more serious. This is even more the case since we’ll have to leave most of it buried. The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Economist published […]

Investors : beware of the carbon bubble

A long time ago, when Verda Vivo’s author was still writing her awesome blog, I discovered that you could clean up with natural products. Ever since, I have been using vinegar for some of my cleaning. So if you are new to natural cleaning products, you can check Verda Vivo’s […]

How to do your spring cleaning naturally