“The continued operation of EDF’s nuclear reactors should not be the adjustment variable for French energy policy”

The president of the Nuclear Safety Authority, Bernard Doroszczuk, in Paris, January 20, 2020. ASN First, the president of the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), Bernard Doroszczuk, wishes to emphasize a reassuring point. Despite the complications due to the health crisis, “the level of nuclear safety and radiation protection was completely satisfactory in 2021, he says … Read more

“Even to optimize energy production, you will always need plastic”

October 22, 2021, in Munich (Germany), in a BMW factory. DPA / PHOTONONSTOP Raymond Michels is a researcher at the CNRS and the University of Lorraine, specializing in the geochemistry of hydrocarbons. Why does chemistry need oil? Quite simply because it is a unique material on Earth, for its energy content, but also for its … Read more

Energy, transport, petrochemicals… The challenges of “zero oil”

By Adrien Pecout Posted today at 3:45 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationConsidering the post-oil era implies a technological, economic and societal upheaval. The key to this energy transition is in the hands of governments, which will have to arbitrate between responding to the climate emergency and maintaining purchasing power. Can humanity do without “black … Read more

Thundertruck: the solar electric pickup that looks like it’s straight out of a Hollywood movie

PUB During the quarantine because of Covid-19, new hobbies, new projects and new companies were born. And it was during the quarantine that Wolfgang LA, a creative advertising agency based in Los Angeles, USA, began to idealize and design a solar electric pickup truck that looks like it came out of one of the Batman … Read more

Riots in Kazakhstan: Reports of shootings and explosions in Almaty

Updated on January 8th, 2022, 9:44 a.m. The authoritarian ruled ex-Soviet republic has not been able to calm down for over a week. The military has also been on duty for two days. And apparently takes action against demonstrators. However, this information cannot be verified independently. You can find more current news here The situation … Read more

The Balkans, the first European victims of the energy price crisis

Demonstration against soaring energy prices in Pristina (Kosovo), December 27, 2021. ARMEND NIMANI / AFP Kosovo, a Balkan country of 1.8 million inhabitants, is among the first victims of the energy crisis currently shaking Europe. Due to the jump in megawatt-hour (MWh) prices, the national energy company KEDS, which has a monopoly on electricity distribution, … Read more

With energy, things go much better!

No. As parents, we are not malicious, impatient by nature, annoyed on principle, grumbling out of habit. We just get “tired” sometimes. And very often with a little more energy things naturally get better! Between us, if you ask yourself 30 seconds, there right away, to do your self-scan, what is your energy level? Ah! … Read more

The European Commission is preparing to classify nuclear as green energy

The Chinon nuclear power plant, in the territory of the municipality of Avoine (Indre-et-Loire), in July 2020. GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP It had to be decided before the end of the year. During the European Council of 21 and 22 October, the European heads of state and government urged the Commission to decide, by the … Read more

“The energy transition will require more income, and therefore growth”

In Graincourt-lès-Havrincourt (Pas-de-Calais), November 7, 2020. PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / REUTERS Lhe energy transition will require a considerable increase in investment. Production and storage of renewable energy, construction of smart electricity networks, decarbonisation of industry and transport, thermal renovation of buildings and homes, etc. The need for additional gross investment is estimated at 4% or 5% … Read more

In Loos-en-Gohelle, the mayor and citizens mobilized for the energy transition

It is a snub to History, with a great H. Loos-en-Gohelle, the former mining town with a coal past, has become a sustainable and desirable town, a model envied and cited around the world. Its slag heaps, once dark symbols of the impact of coal mining on the territory, have become totems of resilience. The … Read more