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United States

Barack Obama and Climate Change

The American president recently set a new goal for the United States: reducing gas emissions. The resolution has been praised all over the world, notably in France by Ségolène Royal. This is a good signal and it anticipates the significant breakthrough to be made at the Paris conference on climate that will be held at the end of the year. But one must not be mistaken and look at the background and scope of such decision.

Sure, the country that emits the most important amount of CO2 has finally decided to fight for a cause that is unanimously ...

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Art and Innovation: the American example

Silicon Valley symbolizes boldness, innovation and the American accomplishment. What if the best museums on the East Coast (Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York) were also showing us the same success story in addition to the aesthetic emotions they provide? They tell us about the world, about the genius and weaknesses of France as much as they exhibit the audacity and passion for innovation of the American people.

How to explain differently the fact that a few museums or foundations own the most emblematic works of the greatest innovators, namely the Impressionists and those who followed them? At that time, our ...

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The "cowboyistan" and the US oil renaissance

Fossil fuels hold their head high in the United States. Europe just became aware of it. The discovery and the commissioning of shale gas deposits attracted much interest, because they represented a technological challenge, but they had no major impact outside of the US. The construction of LNG terminals has recently been authorized and will allow the United States to become exporters. But evolution is slow. Meanwhile, several consequences will result from the emergence of unconventional oil.

Three large deposits were discovered and put into operation in 2006: Eagleford in Texas, Permian between Texas and Arizona, and Bakken in North ...

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