EU to use 20 percent of renewables for energy by 2020

After the EU Council that concluded today in Brussels, the European Union, which will be 50 this month, is becoming the world leader in the fight against climate change. According to Reuters, the President of the European Commission Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso said the agreement today represented “the most ambitious package ever agreed by any… Continue reading EU to use 20 percent of renewables for energy by 2020

EU Council meeting on energy and climate

The EU Council is meeting today and the major discussion subjects are energy and climate. This meeting is done under the German presidency. German people are generally against nuclear and want to stop their nuclear plants in the very coming years. The discussions today are a lot about the place nuclear energy should take in… Continue reading EU Council meeting on energy and climate

Diesel advertising on climate change

Diesel, the famous Italian designer clothing company based its new advertising company on global warming, also referred as climate change. The official website gives an idea of the ads. One can see on these ads parrots in Venice, Italy ; a tropical flora in Paris or a beach at Mount Rushmore and so on… The… Continue reading Diesel advertising on climate change

International Polar Year begins today

Today is the launch of the International Polar Year (IPY ; official website). This will be the occasion for scientists all over the world to study more carefully the poles and their specificities. This event takes place every fifty years and the previous edition, in 1957-58, led to a better understanding of the poles and… Continue reading International Polar Year begins today

Study of the latest “Summary for policymakers”

I had time during the week-end to have a look at the summary for policymakers that was published last Friday by the IPCC specialists. This fourth report brings more precise data and reinforces the impression given by the third report that was published in 2001. During this time, climate specialists had time to study various… Continue reading Study of the latest “Summary for policymakers”

IPCC published their 4th Summary for Policymakers

Published today on the IPCC website : “Late last night, Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) adopted the Summary for Policymakers of the first volume of “Climate Change 2007”, also known as the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). “Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis”, assesses the current scientific knowledge of… Continue reading IPCC published their 4th Summary for Policymakers

US President becoming aware of energy scarcity

Last week on Wednesday evening, US President George W Bush tackled America’s addiction to oil during his seventh State of the Union address. In order to decrease this addiction, he proposed to increase the mileage standards for both cars and light trucks. This decision was taken in order to decrease by 20 percent in the… Continue reading US President becoming aware of energy scarcity

IPCC meets this week in Paris

This week in Paris, the International Panel on Climate Change, the climate change experts working for the United Nations, will release the first part of their fourth report. The new evaluation report will normally show an acceleration in the climate change process as extreme phenomena have been witnessed from the United States to China, as… Continue reading IPCC meets this week in Paris

EU to take strong measures on climate change

Seen today on the Figaro website ( a leading French daily ) and on Reuters website. The European Union Commission is meeting today and their topic is energy policy. Climate change is a major subject when it comes to energy and the EU commission clearly understand that. As a matter of fact, they propose to… Continue reading EU to take strong measures on climate change