donderdag 3 december 2009

Europe Bypassed on Climate Summit

No political entity has pushed harder for the Copenhagen conference on climate change to succeed than the European Union. But just days before the opening of the United Nations-sponsored meeting, the Europeans have been largely pushed to the sidelines, watching as the world's two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, China and the United States, seek to set the rules of the game. Read the complete article in The NYTimes here.

The Call From the Swiss Minaret

Read the complete opinion piece from Claudio Cordone, senior director of Amnesty International, in The NYTimes here.

A Vote for Intolerance

Disgraceful. That is the only way to describe the success of a right-wing initiative to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland, where 57 percent of voters cast ballots for a bigoted and mean-spirited measure. Read the complete editorial of The NYTimes here.

Les éoliennes les plus puissantes de la planète sont belges

Les éoliennes les plus puissantes de la planète (6 MW chacune) sont implantées à Estinnes-au-Mont, près de Binche. Propriété de la société belgo-néerlandaise WindVision, ces machines de fabrication allemande (Enercon) affichent des dimensions colossales : 198 mètres jusqu'à la pointe de la pale et un diamètre de 127 mètres !
Lisez l'article dans Le Vif ici.