Shale gas extraction, environmental and health risks

Review Panel on the Shale Gas Industry. Inquiry and public hearing report Quebec report by the BAPE (Bureau of public hearings on the environment) of 144 pages on the exploration and exploitation of shale gas and the potential environmental, health and social problems of its exploitation . Introduction Shale gas exploration and exploitation projects […]

Cool Earth to fight against global warming?

Our planet Earth soon to be air-conditioned? by Joëlle Pénochet To find out more and discuss: cooling the earth against global warming and climate change with global geoengineering: fiction or reality? All the important studies published recently predict that climate change - announced more than thirty years ago by several official reports, personalities […]

Economic growth without environmental pollution?

Can we let the developing countries pollute as much as we, the rich countries, polluted? Before being partially engulfed by the deluge of rain that flooded 75% of the Indonesian capital in early February, Jakarta had already had its share of bad news. One of them, which concerns air pollution, would almost make flooding enviable: according to […]

Global energy consumption

What is the global consumption of primary energy, its evolution since the beginning of the industrial era and the different sources of energy used by humanity? The answers to these 3 questions are in the graph below (click on the image to enlarge): Evolution of “commercial” energy consumption in millions of tonnes of oil equivalent. Sources: Schilling & […]

Download: Medium and long-term hydrocarbon price development prospects

Information report made on behalf of the Senate delegation for planning on the prospects for the evolution of the price of hydrocarbons in the medium and long term. By MM. Joseph KERGUERIS and Claude SAUNIER, Senators. Introduction Meeting on June 22, under the chairmanship of Mr. Joël BOURDIN, President, the Parliamentary Delegation for the planning of […]

The oil flow to 1998 2004

Oil flows and exchanges from 1973 to 2004. Keywords: map, energy, petroleum, tankers, exports, imports, ships, quantities, origin, pipeline, pipeline, Middle East, Europe, USA, America Here are some maps showing the evolution of oil flows over the past 30 years. For each card we will do some brief analyzes. More precise analyzes can be made by […]

The oil flow to 1973 1984

Oil flows and exchanges from 1973 to 2004. Keywords: map, energy, petroleum, tankers, flows, ships, quantities, origin, pipeline, oil pipeline, Middle East, Europe, USA, America Here are some maps showing the evolution of oil flows over the past 30 years. For each card we will do some brief analyzes. More precise analyzes can be made by simply […]

Sustainable Development Week

Sustainable development week A way to encourage citizens, communities and businesses to change their habits to protect the planet and the climate. The concept, which emerged from the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, seems better known to the general public: it is about combining economic growth, social progress and preservation of the environment. " In 2002, […]

The privatization of water

Keywords: water, blue gold, management, multinational, globalization, privatized, geostrategy, geopolitics. According to Riccardo Petrella “the current logic of relations between States and Multinationals reduce the former to a vast system of legal, bureaucratic and financial engineering placed at the service of the commercial performance of the company. The state is no longer the political expression of interest […]

China: Chinese eco-cities

First eco-cities in China Confronted with the problems caused by the consequences of their strong growth, pollution and strong increase in energy demand, the Chinese authorities seem to have been seduced by their visit, in February 2005, to the Bedzed eco-village. The joint Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation (SIIC) has signed a contract worth several billion […]

Jobs Sustainable Development

Is sustainable development a source of jobs in Europe? The strong development potential of renewable energies in Europe and more particularly in France should create many jobs. The only remaining doubt concerns the support that political decisions will provide to consolidate this development. Didier Mayer, president of the European Renewable Energy Council, said during an interview with […]

1939-2005 Oil Press Review

Keywords: press, article, archives, Mattéi affair, petroleum, oil tankers, gas,, petroleum war, collusions, inventions, alternatives Press review provided by a regular at gathering press clippings over a longer period 60 years old. Subject dealt with in the document a) Fossil resources b) The “business” of oil tankers c) The […]

The depletion of oil resources: how to reorganize a global society?

To define this theme more precisely, the postgraduate students in the Specialized Masters in Marketing, Management & Consulting from the OMNIS School (Strasbourg Higher School of Business and Management) organized a conference. This will be oriented around 3 round tables and 3 communications which will deal, according to points of view […]

Peace through water

The fight against desertification, hunger, thirst and exploitation in countries that are poor but rich in mineral and agricultural resources begins with the creation of four inland seas from four land depressions. 1-channel and Kattara Sea south west of El Alamein, land depression of minus 432 below the level […]

CITEPA: inventory of air pollutant emissions in France. sectoral sets and extensive analysis

Inventory of atmospheric pollutant emissions in France, sectoral series and extended analyzes. As part of the inventories carried out within the framework of the CORALIE program, this report presents an update of air emissions for metropolitan France according to the “SECTEN” format defined by CITEPA and aimed at restoring emissions according to […]

CITEPA: inventory of emissions by large combustion plants in France

Inventory of Large Combustion Installations in France in application of directives 88/609 / EEC and 2001/80 / EC - Presentation and summary of results. This report presents a reminder of the definitions used in the inventory of Large Combustion Installations, as well as detailed results by region, by sector of activity and by fuel category. Download the file (one […]

CITEPA: atmospheric pollution by department in France

Departmental inventory of atmospheric pollutant emissions in France by CITEPA. This report presents the departmental inventory of atmospheric emissions for metropolitan France. The programs are presented by department and region. They are also related to the population and the area, in the form of tables and maps. This document therefore comprises […]


Global ecological nightmare if China embraces the American dream The earth will experience a real ecological nightmare by 2031 if all Chinese adopt the current American lifestyle of heavy consumption, the American research institute warned on Wednesday. Earth Policy Institute. The American dream, Chinese version, will inevitably lead to a planetary catastrophe […]

The French charter

The 2004 Environmental Charter reads as follows: “The French people,“ Considering, “That natural resources and balances have conditioned the emergence of humanity; “That the future and the very existence of humanity are inseparable from its natural environment; “That the environment is the common heritage of human beings […]

The megalopolis cities in 2025

36 megalopolises in 2025 Keywords: cities, population, future, urbanization, megalopolis, environment Today half of Earthlings live in megalopolises and, by 2050, they will be two thirds of the world's population. This is the alarming assessment drawn up by urbanization specialists on the expansion of giant cities, during the forum global urban […]

Mauritania and oil

Mauritania facing the oil mirage Desert, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, populated by only 2,7 million inhabitants, Mauritania is part of the little envied club of heavily indebted poor countries. In recent years, a hope has animated the Mauritanians: oil fields have been discovered in territorial waters, about 90 kilometers from […]

the coyote

Coyote was walking on the road, he thought only of eating. It had been several days since he had swallowed anything, and he was so distressed by his sad plight that he was sobbing, his head buried in his arms. His stomach was making noises like boiling water, and his head ached. And suddenly, […]

Peak Oil

Peak oil, a time bomb from the XNUMXth century So when is peak oil coming? This moment from which world oil production will drop, for lack of reserves, arrives but at a speed still unknown: "Impossible to answer with precision", recognizes Jean Laherrère, one of the members of the Aspo association (read [ …]

Oil wars

We would like to point out to you the dossier of The History: The Oil Wars (September 2003). A historian's point of view on these crises which have shaken our world for 150 years. It was in 1859, in Titusville, Pennsylvania, that the first industrial well, intended for lighting, sprang up. Success is immediate and speculation, the race for […]

Nigeria and oil

With its 120 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. Independent since 1960, this Federal Republic brings together 36 States of the Territory and nearly 200 ethnic groups. The country's economy was once based on a surplus agriculture that allowed the export of food and relative prosperity. But in the 80s, the […]