Monthly Archives: June 2013


Back to May, a group of water scientists issued a declaration stating that over half the world population would face water shortage by the middle of the century.Given how we just can’t live without the precious fluid, let’s hope we will act. The main causes are known : over-pumping of […]

Majority of Mankind to face water shortage by 2050


As Japan is working on exploiting one day methane hydrates, I thought it would be appropriate for me to present you an article on this dirty and unconventional fossil fuel which is also referred to as burning ice. As I noted in a draft a while back : « Science […]

Methane hydrates : a pandora’s box ?


While browsing my RSS feeds, I found on Inhabitat a great idea on how to park dozens of bikes without wasting space in streets. Only eight meters wide and eleven meters deep, a single Eco Cycle parking can store 204 bikes. The Japanese company Giken has installed many of these […]

A great Japanese idea to park bikes



According to the White House website : “ the United States and China will work together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons “ Now that’s some good news are HFCs are very potent […]

Hydrofluorocarbons could be phased out soon


I don’t publish movie reviews here anymore as I generally do that elsewhere. But tonight I watched a movie with a strong energy / environment connotation, so here is my review of Promised Land. Featuring Matt Damon in the main role, Promised Land is about a fossil fuel company trying […]

My review of Promised Land


To several sources including TreeHugger and The Energy Collective, South Korea is about to ”  create the world’s most ambitious cap and trade market, with the highest global price on carbon. “ The launch will take place in 2015. This initiative will cover 70 percent of the nation’s emissions and […]

South Korea to increase its climate efforts



1

As Cleantechnica reported, according to data collected from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), global wind capacity may exceed 300 gigawatts this year. As Greenpeace pointed out (see left), this represents the capacity of all power plants in Mexico and South and Central […]

Global wind capacity to exceed 300 GW this year


As I noted last week, the prestigious International Energy Agency reported that despite some emission reductions from the United States and Europe, the world keeps on spewing more and more gigatonnes of greenhouse gases. Luckily, the IEA proposes in its latest report four energy policies that would cut by eight […]

IEA presents four energy policies to keep Earth cool


Here is another guest post I wrote for Cleantechies. This time we are delving into the energy transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy sources like renewables and how it is supported in France. According to a Harris poll carried out for the European Climate Foundation and the French […]

French people and business leaders support energy transition



While emissions in Brazil, the United States or Europe decrease, global greenhouse gases emissions keep on increasing. Indeed the International Energy Agency – IEA – has noted that global emissions increased by 1.4 percent in 2012. If nothing was done to reverse this nefarious trend, the average global temperature would […]

IEA : Emissions increased by 1.4 percent in 2012


We have seen time and again that Brazil is working hard at stopping or at least decreasing deforesation of its marvelous Amazon rain forest. It seems all these efforts are paying of. To Cleantechies : ” Greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil fell by nearly 39 percent from 2005 to 2010, […]

Carbon Emissions in Brazil Dropped 39% from 2005 to 2010


I think it is safe to write that everybody just hate traffic congestion which combines wastes of time, money and energy on top of being helpless. The dream of ultimate mobility offered by cars is often transformed in cities as an immobile nightmare. Given how Google has mapped the Earth […]

Soon the self-driving car