Monthly Archives: April 2014


Good news for China and the entire planet : As Reuters reports, ” China will close 1,725 small-scale mines with a total capacity of 117.48 million tonnes in 2014 as part of its programme to phase out low-quality coal production “ This is done to increase the efficiency and the […]

China to close hundreds of coal mines


Last week I wrote on how to both the United Nations and Oxfam, income inequalities are at an all time high and growing. If the UN shows that some trends are going in the right direction, this could end soon. Too little people have too much money and vice versa. […]

Income inequalities : Oxfam has solutions


We have seen it many times over, energy efficiency is a key component to the energy transition, alongside with renewable energy sources. Energy sobriety / conservation is another often overlooked tool. As I was reporting all the way back to 2011, after Fukushima, Japan had cut by 15 percent its power usage thanks to […]

Japan replaced half of its nuclear reactors by efficiency



Making it do, making it last, mending it : this is something that our parents or grandparents were doing but that we don’t do it nowadays anymore. This is bad for our environment and our societies. Here is a reflection. What do my wallet, my suitcase and my swimming goggles […]

Sustainability at work : repair, reduce and reuse


Recently both the United Nations and the NGO Oxfam has pointed out a worrying fact : income inequality is growing. Indeed, to Oxfam, 85 people own the same wealth as the bottom half the world’s population. But as a recent UN Population Fund report pointed out : ” The proportion of people living on […]

Income inequality is at an all time high and growing


I reported recently that the IPCC is publishing this year its fifth assessment report (AR5). The last working group has published its own report and it has come to the climate change solutions we have to put in place. The good news is : it’s going to be really cheap, only a […]

IPCC solutions to a warming world are cheap



I often have my home country, France, is beginning to lag dangerously on renewable energy sources and the energy transition, and this albeit I have witnessed interesting development. But could this change. As I wrote for Cleantechies : ” Covering European environmental and energy policies for Cleantechies got me thinking […]

European Investment Bank to provide France 750 million Euros for ...


This week I was featured for the first time in the ” Top 500 influencers active on Twitter in Climate Science & Forecast, the Carbon Economy, Emissions, Clean, Green & Renewable Energy, Generation and Efficiency, from Policy to Practice.” This is a great honor as among the people ranked are Al […]

It’s official, I became a top influencer on climate


If you have been reading this blog for a few years, you know it : I am very much interested in astronomy and even happen to practice it from time to time. But this is becoming harder and harder globally because of light pollution. But is light pollution really a […]

Light pollution is harming us all



The stance of the current Australian Prime Minister – Conservative Tony Abbott, pictured left –  is isolating the country on the global stage as climate change becomes each day more serious. As Climate Progress recently reported, Abbott has been aiming sharp criticism at the G20, the IMF and the United States, […]

Australia is getting isolated on climate


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Is this the key to afforestation projects in arid or desert areas ? As hundreds of billion of trees have to be planted over the next decades to avert climate change, the question is of tremendous importance. As Cleantechnica reports, the Gulf state of Qatar is experimenting an interesting project […]

Could we reforest the Sahara desert ?


Here is another article on Cleantechies focusing on another success story, but this time a European one as clean energy sources are pursuing their rise. The energy transition is slowly taking place. Here is the introduction : ” According to official statistics from Eurobserv’ER, 23.4 percent of the electricity in […]

European Union gets 23.4% of electricity from renewables