That’s the question I was asking myself in my latest Cleantechies opinion piece as my beloved homecountry’s incumbent government unveiled at long last its own energy transition policy.
While browsing the various sources I follow on Tumblr, I found an article that quite caught my attention : 7 insects you’ll be eating in the future. The article explains the nutritional values of bugs and how some experts believe we’ll have to resort to this. While I am fully aware that people from several regions… Continue reading Opinion : should we really all eat insects ?
I am a huge New York Times’ fan. I have been reading this newspaper for at least a decade. This is why I was particularly shocked when their management decided to stop their Green blog. Despite this, they keep on publishing great articles. Like their editorial on why President Obama has to say no the… Continue reading Thomas Friedman on the necessity of the carbon tax
This is the question many are asking themselves as the Japanese government initially wanted to go nuclear free by 2040 but finally removed the specific deadline as the New York Times reported. Nuclear plants can last decades provided they are operated and maintained carefully. Nuclear accounts for 18 percent of the electricity mix of the… Continue reading Can Japan, and the world, ever be nuclear free ?
I thought a short video might be interesting to end this week. It’s called Petroleo and it was done by two animation students at Gobelins, The French Ecole de l’Image. This was done during a Cartooning for Peace workshop. An idea from famous French cartoonist Plantu, Cartooning for Peace offers higher levels of visibility to… Continue reading Friday video : Petroleo
A year after the catastrophic events in Fukushima, Japan is planning to be nuclear free by May 5. It is I believe a good opportunity to focus on the future of the industry. Opinions diverge on this critical issue. Some believe nuclear is bound to disappear as it has a negative learning curve and that… Continue reading A year after Fukushima, and the future of nuclear
While reading Climate Progress I came across a must-see speech from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, from Rhode Island. As the description on Youtube notes : ” There are some laws that Congress can change. The laws of nature aren’t among them. While lobbyists continue to call for more and more “second” opinions, Sheldon points out to… Continue reading A real must-see and must-share video on climate
To TreeHugger : ” Leave it to the nation’s premier fake newspaper to pen the best real article on climate change I’ve read in weeks.”. Similar opinions have come from Andrew Revkin in the New York Times and Grist. Having read the full article, I can say it is indeed a fantastic reflection showing that… Continue reading A must-read reflection on climate by The Onion
Further to the decision Germany took on Monday about nuclear energy, I wrote an opinion piece for Cleantechies. I hope you will like and share it. As you can imagine, I am not really approving. Here it goes : ” You may surely know it by now : Germany decided to phase out completely all… Continue reading My opinion about the German decision on nuclear
I am publishing today my thousandth post. Started in the first hours of 2007, this blog has received since then more and more visitors and more and more people subscribed. Thank you all ! I would like to take the opportunity to start a poll among you, visitors, readers and subscribers. Indeed, to increase this… Continue reading My thousandth post here : please answer the poll