Ideology vs. Decarbonization: How Nuclear was Ousted from the EU Green Taxonomy

Despite its low carbon emissions, the European Commission ruled that nuclear energy could not be considered “green”, therefore depriving it from investments. An international expert from Institut Sapiens explains why, and details on how the European energy mix will be impacted.  The Green Taxonomy – a high sounding word to designate a system of classification… Lire la suite Ideology vs. Decarbonization: How Nuclear was Ousted from the EU Green Taxonomy

LNG Seeks New Indexation Mechanisms and Expands to New Markets

“The world is becoming liquid” is probably the sentence we should remember from the 24th International Gas and Power Summit, referring to the sharp increase in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) trade. Integrated, more competitive and flexible markets are the main features of this development. In 2018, global demand for LNG rose by 8,6%[1] demonstrating a… Lire la suite LNG Seeks New Indexation Mechanisms and Expands to New Markets

Why France Wants to Keep Building Reactors despite the Flamanville Curse

The future of French nuclear industry is, more than ever, clouded with uncertainty. While France is relying on nuclear energy at 70%, the European Pressurized Reactor (now Evolutionary Power Reactor, EPR) in Flamanville has neither met the deadlines nor the technical expectations. On October 28th, the former director of PSA Jean Martin Folz submitted a… Lire la suite Why France Wants to Keep Building Reactors despite the Flamanville Curse

After the fire in the Amazon: Brazil’s options for reforestation

The fires taking place in the Amazon forest for the past month have triggered a debate on the potential remedies to the damage. Among them, the option of reforestation – a bold challenge, complicated in its realization, but essential for preserving the planet from the effects of climate change. From the TV screens in each… Lire la suite After the fire in the Amazon: Brazil’s options for reforestation

Flags in classrooms and teacher’s “duty of exemplarity”: an insight into the Blanquer bill on education

On February 19th, the French National Assembly voted for a new bill that will radically transform the basis of the public schools system. With 353 votes in favour and 171 against, the majority was pleased to see the success of this reform. However, introducing several disputable measures, the bill has given birth to an intense… Lire la suite Flags in classrooms and teacher’s “duty of exemplarity”: an insight into the Blanquer bill on education

“Welcome to France [and to rich students]”: the anti-affirmative-action à la française

It looks like Emmanuel Macron’s enthusiastic reformism keeps causing damage to the French society. While his proposal of “green tax” – originally meant to encourage an ecological transition – only provoked the “gilets jaunes” crisis, another wave of protest was triggered by a quite unexpected measure. Indeed, a few weeks ago, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe… Lire la suite “Welcome to France [and to rich students]”: the anti-affirmative-action à la française

France turns yellow facing a supposedly “green” government

Yellow is a strange colour: in a classical interpretation, it refers to optimism and clarity. Today, it symbolizes discontent. “I have failed to reconcile the French people with their leaders”. More than ever, on this foggy November 17th , Emmanuel Macron’s words – given during a recent interview – seemed sadly accurate. On this Saturday,… Lire la suite France turns yellow facing a supposedly “green” government

The Benalla Affair – to be or not to be a cop

For the past two weeks, the most popular series – a clever mixture between a « House of Cards à la française » and « All the president’s Men » – is the so-called « Benalla Affair ». Everyday, on every channel, a new and unexpected episode is released. This unavoidable topic is discussed during coffee breaks with colleagues, by experts… Lire la suite The Benalla Affair – to be or not to be a cop