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This was my reaction when I saw oil prices drop recently to levels below $90. Not long ago they were indeed more around $110 than anything else. Lucky for us Thomas L Friedman from the New York Times brings some answers…

Oil prices are going down. Wait, what ?


It seems Morocco has done a lot in its own energy transition. As RTCC reported the country should be held up as a ‘poster child’ for effective green policymaking according to the World Bank’s top climate official, Rachel Kyte. This occurs as the country has recently cut its fossil fuels subsidies […]

Morocco goes forward on cleantech


Here is further proof it’s high time to divest to avoid the carbon bubble. The Daily Telegraph published this week a most interesting article on how fossil fuels – oil, coal and natural gas – are the next subprime danger of this cycle as “ The cumulative blitz on energy exploration […]

Fossil fuels are the next subprime danger



Oops, we did it again. Oil prices are again on the rise and reached recently $114 a barrel. This is their highest levels since 2008. Fears of current events in Iraq are explaining this. As Bloomberg noted : ” The international benchmark surged above $114 on June 13 for the […]

Oil prices reach 114 USD a barrel


Cradle to Cradle packaging is becoming a reality as according to Cleantechies : “ It sounds like something straight out of a science fiction novel. Capturing carbon from the air and turning it back into plastic. But thankfully it’s already a reality. ” Coined AirCarbon, the biodegradable PHA-based plastic material is made […]

Turning greenhouse gases into plastic


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The ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia is an excellent occasion for the European Union to assess its dependence from foreign fossil fuels, especially oil and natural gas from the Russian Federation. As Kees van der Leun noted on his Twitter last week, the EU buys to Russia over half […]

Energy, the European Union and Russia



According to PeakOil.com, the seven largest oil companies of the Western world — ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, Total, ConocoPhillips and Eni —have seen their oil output decline by 12.4 percent between 2009 and 2013. According to the IEA, if total world oil supply has risen from 85.66 million barrels per […]

Big Oil is getting smaller


Here are good news, as according to Grist : ” The Arctic will be safe from drilling efforts by accident-prone Shell this year, and the oil company says it is reconsidering its very future in the region.” ” (…) The company announced on Thursday that it won’t pursue exploratory drilling […]

Shell to keep from drilling the Arctic one more year


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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)



According to TreeHugger, ” a Ford representative is saying that they are “going to be aggressive rolling [stop-start] out”. As we have seen previously, such innovation enable cars to stop automatically their engines when not moving. Such a simple system could cut the oil consumption by ten percent for urban […]

Ford to boost start-stop systems


With shale oil and other extreme oil sources, many think peak oil is dead, or at least is not threatening our economies. But this couldn’t be more wrong. The historic average  oil prices are of $25. Current prices are above $110 a barrel. Five years ago, they were less than […]

Is Peak Oil real ? Yes, and it is here


Sometimes you have to cover the bad news. To Climate Progress : ” Ecuador is abandoning an innovative plan that would have protected the Amazon rainforest from oil drilling due to lack of support from other nations “ Their original idea was to avoid drilling there by receiving money from […]

Ecuador to drill in the Amazon