A poem about uncertainty

! There she was; I waited life. There she went; I never dared. She was uncertainty. We doubt. Happiness, if you and her. Sadness, you never dared. Joy and sorrow at once… the bloody cat! “Risk”, you say? Good luck in life my dear friend! *.*

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Some curious secrets about oil that you may not know about

Oil is, nowadays, the dominant fuel in society. Seen at once as friend or foe by different groups. The centre point of global energy politics. We thus wonder about its future. But! Do we stop to ask about its past? Many rather interesting lessons can be learnt.

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How oil conquered the ancient world? — And why it matters today?

Some words about the past and the future of oil Ask Google about the discovery of oil. It will tell you that oil was discovered in 1859 in northern Pennsylvania. This is not exactly true. What took place in 1859 marked the beginning of the modern history of oil but the world had flirted with oil…

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Paris Agreement: Giving technology a chance

Paris’ climate conference has come to an end and the world is trying to make sense out of it. Some say it’s the greatest thing humanity could have hoped for, others claim it’s a sham. I personally side more with…

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Obama versus Obama: Comparing his energy and climate change statements

Obama announced an ambitious energy plan this week. The plan seeks to reduce carbon emissions by 32% by 2030, with a 2005 baseline. It can easily be described as the single most important event in energy politics and environmental politics in quite a while. The plan however, did not fall from the sky. It is…

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Probably the best summary of Obama’s Clean Power Plan Speech

President Barack Obama announced yesterday what is correctly being hailed as the most ambitious plan to cut carbon pollution in the United States. In a nutshell, the plan aims to cut down carbon emissions in the US by 32% (2005) by 2030. The speech is quite sober, easy to understand and complete so rather than…

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The revival of nuclear energy in Asia

After Fukushima, Japan considered decommissioning its nuclear facilities due to the risk of further catastrophes. Other countries around the world have also opted to lower their share of their energy mix deriving from nuclear power. And yet, the struggle between needing energy and wanting that energy to be risk-less forbids many to actually move away…

An interesting coincidence between the world of renewables and Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is a series about a chemistry professional who, unable to succeed for one or another reason, ends up finding a niché, if so highly illegal, activity that only requires of him to do what he knows best: chemistry! Interestingly enough, when it comes to energy, chemistry professionals nowadays have really hard to actually…