Sustainability, climate change, cleantech and energy : a selection of the latest headlines and best researches.
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Surprise ! Tiny houses are not for everyone

tiny houses huge problems

I have been reading and writing about environmental issues for the past ten years, before that I grew up in the countryside, learning how beautiful Nature can be. I consider myself a concerned citizen but… Read more

Nebia, a shower that saves 70 percent of water

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This is important as water scarcity may well concern half of Mankind by the middle of the century according to an MIT study. Here comes the shower of the future. Nebia uses 70 percent less water than the US standard. Read more

Coal kills 1.6 million Chinese people each year

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According to a new study, air pollution from coal kills 1.6 million people in China every single year. That makes one death every 21 seconds, almost three per minutes or 180 per hour, around 4,000 a day. Read more

Australia unveils weakest emissions reduction targets

Sidney famous Opera House

Ahead of the Paris climate talks in December, most countries are unveiling their climate goals and Australia unveiled their own and they are the weakest of the wealthiest nations with  20% reduction by 2030 against 1990, to be compared with 32% from the United States and a minimum of 40% for the European Union. Read more

Green and blue at the same time with Biosolar Roof

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What I love about blogging is coming back to old posts with new developments and ideas. Years ago I was wondering what was the most sustainable : blue roofs (with solar panels) or green ones. Some people combine both ideas and this is a GREAT idea.  Read more

Book review : The Shareholder Value Myth

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What if one of the core principles of Capitalism today was wrong, utterly wrong, even from a legal and economic standpoint ? This is the thesis defended by Lynn Stout in this brilliant book. Read more

President Obama unveils ambitious climate plan

United States of America

Earlier this month President Obama has announced his country’s strongest move to date on climate change. As IFLScience and many other reported : ” The finalized Clean Power Plan aims to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. “ Read more

The medical case against climate change

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Deniers stating that climate change is a threat for the distant future forget that air pollution from coal fired plants, industry and vehicle exhausts are just a huge threat to our present as well.  Read more

Uruguay to invest $2.6 billion in Wind energy

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The drought that is affecting Brazil so much is also undermining Uruguay and its large dependance on hydro energy ( 74 percent of local electricity ). The current alternative to hydro is oil. So the country will invest $2.6 billion ( 2.3 billion euros ) in wind energy in the next couple of years. Read more

Smart utilities are offering LED light bulbs

Free LED Seattle City Light

Here is something intelligent : utilities offering LED bulbs to decrease your energy consumption. As an example of this I received this month a FREE super efficient bulb. Thanks Seattle City Light for making my household and thousands of others more efficient !  Read more

Lego to ditch oil for its bricks

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I have played with Lego bricks all my childhood, something that sparked my curiosity and inventivity. But as they are made of oil, and the age of oil is going to an close. Plus climate change urges to act. So what to do ? Read more

United States, China and Brazil outlined their climate plans

USA China and Brazil unite on climate

And these are huge steps in the right direction for both renewable energy and afforestation. This bode well for the upcoming IPCC climate talks that will take place late this year in Paris. Read more

World hunger keeps on decreasing

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What if we were actually on the right track to solve world hunger ? The UN FAO has published a report recently stating that there are 200 million hungry people less than in 1990, all this while global population increased. Read more

1800th article, a reflection

1800th

As I am writing my 1800th article in eight years I would like to take some time to reflect on our common climate / energy situation, Corporate (Social) Responsibility and my own life. Read more

Companies, cities and communities are acting on climate

UN report - climate commitments CSR

I was right earlier on when I stated that it was up to us after the Lima Minima. Companies, cities and communities need to act on climate change and luckily they do as the United Nations reported recently. Read more

Saudi Arabia is planning its fossil fuels’ exit by 2050

saudi arabia and solar

While the G7 Nations are thinking about whining themselves off fossil fuels by the end of the century and while some – most ? – oil companies are not really diversifying themselves, Saudi Arabia is planning its fossil fuels’ exit by 2040 or 2050. Read more

Book review : the Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

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I had this book on my reading list for two years as it is at the crossroads of my previous education in international management and my new one in sustainability. So I took the opportunity of my break between quarters to actually read this one. Read more

G7 Nations to decarbonize their economies

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Now these are great news but there is a major catch, or perhaps two… The first one the date : by 2100, as in 85 years… The second one, they didn’t say even how they would cut emissions.  Read more

An exclusive interview with Carbon Washington

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This is a first for me, I sat down to interview with Carbon Washington, an initiative to bring a revenue neutral carbon tax to the State of Washington State. You can read the whole interview on Cleantechies.

Pope Francis calls for action on climate and the environment

Pope Francis

The Pope is the head of the Catholic Church, which encompasses over 1.2 billion people around the world. So when he publishes a lenghty call to action on climate change, this matters a lot. Read more

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What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.

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