Carbon tax


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


Here we go again : my selection of article-worthy tweets is here. Albeit I slightly increased my amount of articles published per week, I still haven’t enough time to write about all noteworthy news. Lucky for you all, Twitter is here. In today’s article you will find – just as […]

Worth an article : My February 2014 tweets


While coal might still be the first source of energy for electricity generation in the world, the tides may be turning in two of its largest markets, the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. Several facts are pointing to that conclusion.While China consumes now as much […]

King Coal is dying in China and the USA



This could be world-changing news. According to Xinhua, the Chinese State media agency : ” China’s coal consumption growth slowed in 2013, with the price of coal declining, according to the China National Coal Association “ Several factors are explaining this : old inefficient coal-fired plants are being closed and […]

Chinese coal consumption is slowing


As we are kicking off the new year I believe it would be interesting to offer my readers reasons to hope. Indeed, if climate change and other environmental issues are getting each month more pressing, we are witnessing at least five trends. From renewable energy sources to the carbon tax, […]

2014 : reasons to hope


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Dear visitors, readers and subscribers. Today, January 2nd, this humble blog turns SEVEN. As this is the first 2014 post, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and sustainable year 2014 ! I have tried from day one to bring you a selection of […]

Happy and sustainable 2014 ! (Starting season 8)




For the past weeks I have collected quite an impressive amount of articles on Australia, as its recent elections have brought to power a Conservative Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. A climate denier backed by fossil fuels interests, Mr Abbott is willing to axe the country’s carbon tax. As the Guardian […]

Could Australia axe its carbon tax ?


We have seen it quite a few times in the previous months : taxing carbon is a good idea as it already works in Australia, Ireland and British Columbia. Emissions reductions have been quite noticeable in all cases. As a result, more countries will follow suit, such as the People’s […]

Carbon tax endorsed by IMF and OECD



The World Energy Outlook from the International Energy Agency is a key publication when it comes to energy and climate issues as it presents key indicators, facts and trends from renowned experts. This year the IEA outlined the importance of ending fossil fuels subsidies – which amounted to $544 billion […]

IEA World Energy Outlook 2013


What better kind of news than good ones ? So let’s start this month of November by something that will cheer you up as the fight against climate change and rising temperatures may well soon be reaching a turnaround moment. To a brand new report from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment […]

Global CO2 emissions increase slowed down in 2012


If you like me you are wondering sometimes what it would cost China to clean its air, here is the answer, and it is quite astounding. To a Chinese official, it would cost a mere 5 trillion yuan, or around $820 billion ( around 600 billion euros). For the capital […]

Cleaning Chinese skies won’t be cheap