Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

Green Blog

When Francois Hollande was elected President of France in 2012, he pledged that he would reduce the nuclear energy contribution to the country''s electricity mix from 75% to 50% by 2025. It is possible that France could expect higher electricity demand in 2030 than today.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. Derambarsh is an environmental action figure; he previously led a successful campaign to ban French supermarkets from throwing away unsold food products.

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France aims to ban plastic cups, plates and cutlery

Green (Living) Review

But the proposed ban is not without controversy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) France's latest efforts to reduce pollution, especially in the form of plastic waste, will also affect picnickers in parks and countryside.

Tour de France To Feature First Vegan Cyclist


For the first time in its 108-year history, a cyclist participating in the grueling 2,200-mile, three-week Tour de France will complete the race while maintaining a vegan diet. Generally, this is achieved through meat, dairy, and other animal products.

Opinel pocketknives – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The pocketknives made by La Coutellerie OPINEL in France are a cut above the rest for less money than most.

Up to 100% horse meat in processed beef products

Green (Living) Review

We cannot rely on labeling, it would appear, for it means nothing when it says that the product contains that amount of this and that when the fact is that the “beef” listed may, in fact, not be beef at all but horse, or kangaroo for that matter. While horse may, indeed, be eaten in France and even in Germany in some places, a product that contains that should be labeled as such for there are some people who consider eating horse as cultural not acceptable.

France Investigates Electricity Production from Ocean Tides


France has many assets in the area of ocean energies, in particular manufacturers that

Nanosolar’s Ultra Thin Solar Panels Are Long and Cheap

Green Prophet

Solar energy cells are also becoming less expensive due to mass production in countries like China, and thanks to the materials in which the solar cells are being produced. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy France renewable energy Solar Energy solar panels Turkey United States

Nuclear Power Continues World Dependence on Middle East Oil

Green Prophet

In its haste to free itself from oil-powered electricity, during the Arab oil shocks of the &# 70s, France switched to nuclear energy. Thorium is a waste product from mines producing rare earth elements (that we dig up to make wind mills and batteries).

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 marks best ever show with 10% increase in attendees

Green (Living) Review

Over two days, Natural & Organic Products Europe transported visitors around the world via 650 exhibiting companies promoting a vibrant choice of natural, organic, fair trade, free-from, vegan, and vegetarian brands from 46 countries.

French energy giant EDF fined for spying on Greenpeace

Green Blog

The French court found that EDF, which is hoping to build four nuclear reactors in the UK, had hired the security firm Kargus to spy on Greenpeace when they campaigned against new reactors in France in 2006. The Guardian writes : “EDF and Greenpeace have fought for years over France’s power production, more than three-quarters of it nuclear. Business & Politics EDF EDF spies Europe France Greenpeace greenpeacebuzz nuclear nuclear industry nuclear scandal

Niwaki Japanese Pocket Knife – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

This knife is a little bit like an Opinel folding knife from France only that this is a pure friction folders, as in fact the very first Opinels were too, and has a handle of brass rather than of wood. 2010 The GREEN (LIVING) REVIEW and this author are happy to endorse this product. Higonokami Japanese Folding Knife (friction folder) from Niwaki Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What, no spring and locking device, no corkscrew, not even tweezers? How can that be a pocket knife?

Natural & Organic Products Europe Show 2012 – Visit Impressions

Green (Living) Review

This is, obviously, how it should be and how business likes a show and this should have, hopefully, been good for the show and also be good for business and a good sign that the green business and that of natural and organic products is going to be one that could be booming. Vegan products certainly have come a long way, a very long way indeed, and when “fake” beef pasties and “fake” Peking duck start tasting better than the real thing.

Product Review & Giveaway: MotherTongues – Wear Words That.

The Green Samaritan

The meanings, as well as the image of the words forming a table, really spoke to me as someone who grew up with a grandfather who was from Nice, France and made his living as a chef in New York and D.C. link] Product Review: Green Irene Enzyme Cleaners [.]

Morocco to Build Cars in Zero Carbon Factory

Green Prophet

The 300-hectare plant, which is located 30 kilometres from the new Tanger Med port and only few kilometres away from the Spanish coast, will reach a production capacity of up to 170,000 vehicles per year at first.

Stop calling vegan food “cruelty-free”


Guest Post by Dr. Frances McCormack. ———————————————————————–. What is probably an innocent shorthand for “no nonhuman animals were exploited to make this”, though, can appear as a complete disregard for the fact that many of the foods that we commonly consume are products of forced labour, human trafficking, exploitation and suffering. When we talk about cruelty-free food, then, we’re ignoring the fact that food production is bound up with many forms of injustice.

The Eiffel Tower goes green, two wind turbines installed on the iconic monument

Green Blog

Two wind turbines have been installed on France’s most iconic site, the Eiffel Tower, as part of the famous tower’s extensive green retrofit project.

Karl Marx and the Metabolic Rift Theory

Green Blog

This threat to the food production was the result of the division between town and country. And its waste products, which before used to help replenish the soil, now ended up polluting the cities instead.

Now Showing: the Norovirus!

Green Home Blog

Sydney” for its origins in Australia in March of 2012, the virus has infected more than a million in the UK, with appearances in France and New Zealand as well – though why it should have targeted France, out of all the countries on the European continent, is a mystery.

Guest Essay: A Response to Mercy for Animals


Here is a response from Dr. Frances McCormack, who is also one-half of the Grumpy Old Vegans. Dr. Frances McCormack. Ecorazzi shares this guest essay, original published by Gary Francione on The Abolitionist Approach.

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Could test-tube meat be the future of food?

Green Prophet

The results will assist manufacturers and investors in determining how best to commercially produce cultured meat and identify challenges to scalable production. Twenty years from now if you enter a supermarket you will have a choice between two identical-looking products.

Biodiesel Production Falls in EU in 2011


The European Biodiesel Board is reporting that the European Union biodiesel industry production forecasts are noting a 2011 decrease in output, the first since data has been gathered, down from 2010 figures of 9.57 Germany and France are the European Union

U.S. Senate rejects Keystone XL approval bill by a narrow margin

Green Blog

Tar sands is considered to be the world’s most polluting fuel and its production process is highly energy-intensive and causes widespread environmental damage. The U.S. Senate has rejected a bill that would allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be completed.

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Europe bans bee-harming pesticides

Green Blog

Bees are vital to our ecosystem and food production because they pollinate three-quarters of all crops in the world. The UK voted against a suspension by arguing that the ban wasn’t supported by science, that it would harm food production and result in increasing costs for farmers.

Israeli Students Design a Solar-Powered Water Treatment Plant for Home Use

Green Prophet

An Israeli delegation led a recent World Water forum in France , sharing their hydrological expertise, and every year clean tech awards are bestowed upon alumnus of various local universities.

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We are Just Money Grubbers

10,000 Birds

It is threatened by habitat degradation as a result of the human exploitation of natural resources in the taiga and lower tundra regions of its breeding range, and by lake drainage for irrigation and hydroelectric power production (Armenia).” (The

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Brooklyn’s Gotham Greens builds world’s largest urban rooftop farm

Green Prophet

Growing green roofs is now mandatory for new buildings being built in Canada and France.

From Paris: Government Leaders Emphasize Protecting Nature

Conservancy Talk

We have found that by restoring degraded pasturelands and implementing other smart agricultural practices, ranchers in Pará can sustainably graze three cows per hectare versus the current average of one cow per hectare – tripling productivity without growing their agricultural footprint.

Mark Tercek chats with Justin Adams, new Global Managing Director of Lands

Conservancy Talk

I’ve worked in and set up a number of small businesses – and have also worked in very large companies – around the intertwined issues of renewable energy, sustainable agricultural production and biological carbon sequestration. Our product, our service to people, is nature.

Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

Green Prophet

Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom all participated, but the project also strives to impact in developing countries by encouraging local authorities in Europe to sponsor joint initiatives to improve food security around the world.

When will the Middle East wake up to green roofs?

Green Prophet

Vive la France! The country recently passed legislation that requires rooftops of all new commercial buildings to be at least partly covered with solar panels or rooftop gardens.

Verizon selects 12 Internet of Things startups that may change your world

Green Prophet

We’ve just minted our first devices out of production so the timing couldn’t be better! We’ll be one of this year’s 12 Internet of Things finalist companies heading to San Francisco next week to pitch our product to Verizon.

Catch shares slow the fisheries frenzy: Some confirmatory evidence

Environmental Economics

If the harvest is spread throughout the year, can fishers avoid market gluts, target fresh product markets, and thus get better prices? Frances Homans and James Wilen modeled this more than a decade ago. Guest Post by David Kaczan, Anna Birkenbach, and Marty Smith. Economists regularly turn to one famous example when making the case for property rights in fisheries: Alaskan halibut. In the early 1990s, the halibut derby was madness.

Shale gas “fracking” in the Sahara is worse for water

Green Prophet

With the discovery of significant shale gas reserves in the region, and at a time when fracking has been banned in France and it has become increasingly controversial in the UK; multinationals are pushing to exploit reserves in the Saharan region.

Eco-Resolution for October: Pondering Precycling, Packaging.

The Green Samaritan

What was involved in the production of the item? Are they taking any measures to offset their production efforts and will that impact your purchasing decision. link] Product Review: South of France Spa Naturals Skincare [.] None of the products have been [.]

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Shampoo bottle made from ocean plastics hailed as ‘technological breakthrough’

Green (Living) Review

Limited edition Head & Shoulders bottle to go on sale in France represents tiny proportion of global sales Beaches strewn with plastic waste have become a graphic illustration of just how much plastic we use in everything from food packaging to cosmetics, and how much of it gets thrown away.

The Journal Writer by Nina Munteanu Now Out

The Alien Next Door

Over the years, the company specialized in the production of books, magazines, newspapers and copybooks. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. The second book in my Alien Guidebook Series The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice was released in March 25, 2013 by Pixl Press. (an

Bring Your Own Cutlery needs to become a new trend

Green (Living) Review

Most obviously, disposable plastic cutlery should be made illegal, which is precisely what France has done.

EU decision will pull Monsanto weedkiller off market shelves

Green Prophet

It is the second time the European Commission stalled on re-approval, and may result in a recall of the products from all EU markets by June 30.

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B&Q to close 60 stores and axe 3000 jobs

Green (Living) Review

This performance was impacted by trading in France, where Castorama and Brico Depot were hit by the weak economy and low consumer confidence. billion in the financial year, with sales of outdoor seasonal and building products up 4%. In contrast, profits in France were 12% lower at £349 million as Kingfisher announced it will also close a small number of stores in that country.