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

Latest French statistics on environment

This is my 25th post on this blog and I would like to work for the occasion on a French topic. The INSEE (website), the French statistics agency, published in January the results of a poll dedicated to the place of environmental concerns for French. It also gives an idea of our habits related to… Continue reading Latest French statistics on environment

Air pollution in Hong Kong

As I wrote previously on this website an article on China and the pollution issues it is facing, I wanted to go deeper in this important problem. This is why I will exemplify with the case of the Hong Kong administrative region. Hong Kong (also known as HK) is a 6.9-million people urban area constituted… Continue reading Air pollution in Hong Kong

AREVA to sell two EPR reactors to China

As I indeed got news I wanted to write for quite some time, I take the time today to present you the latest news on nuclear energy. China signed last month for two new EPR reactors from French AREVA (website). These reactors are third generation ones and has been developed in Europe. Prior to this,… Continue reading AREVA to sell two EPR reactors to China

Renewable energies fair in Lyon tomorrow

Tomorrow in Lyon (France) takes place the renewable energies fair and I will be there for the day. My goal is to meet professionals and give them application files (application letter, resume and recommendation) in French or in English. I will mostly concentrate myself on the sectors of solar (PV and thermal), geothermal energy, wood… Continue reading Renewable energies fair in Lyon tomorrow

Record profits for oil majors in 2006

2006 will be remembered as a year where the price of the barrel of oil hit shortly $80. Oil is a very lucrative business, to exemplify my statement I will give below the profit earned by the five major oil companies worldwide. According to the Figaro (dated 2/2/2007, page 22) the average price of the… Continue reading Record profits for oil majors in 2006

French urged to decrease their electricity consumption

The ADEME ( “Agence de l’Environnement et de la MaĆ®trise de l’Energie” ; or Agency for Environment and Energy Conservation ; an official body depending from the French ministries of Environment and Industry ; website ) urged last week French people to decrease their electricity consumption. This is done after that our country has seen… Continue reading French urged to decrease their electricity consumption

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

An increased oil production in Canada

Last week, Radio Canada announced that their local government will increase in a large way the oil production to answer the demand from the USA. The demand could thus be multiplied by a factor five before 2015. Putting the oil supply from 1 million barrel per day to five million will require to extract more… Continue reading An increased oil production in Canada

On wood

Wood is a great material for many things, ranging from construction material to heat premises. In France, the market is soaring, and this for several reasons. The first thing that is needed to know is that the French forest is growing, approximately 70.000 hectares per annum. The total land covered by forests in France are… Continue reading On wood

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