Worth an article – My April 2012 tweets


I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector.

However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. But many more news are worth reading. This is why I use Twitter to share dozens of news that are worth your time.

I believe it offers a good complement to this website. So if you are on Twitter and like this selection, don’t hesitate to start following me.

Climate and environmental issues

Italy to introduce carbon tax to fund green energy http://zite.to/IM9Itp Applause! Bravo! Bravissimo!

Connect the dots, the video. it’s a pretty powerful film, for a pretty powerful day http://www.climatedots.org/thingshappen/

EPA Introduces Historic New Standards To Limit Industrial Carbon Pollution http://bit.ly/IhYzAn

Why Trees Matter: http://nyti.ms/HJccwO via @nytimes #trees#sustainability #li

EU renewable #energy targets drive tree-cutting; #biomass ‘insanity’ could cause Europe to miss 2020 #carbon target.http://goo.gl/93Om5

Fascinating and unexpected new study indicates the weird weather is only getting started. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/world/study-hints-at-greater-threat-of-extreme-weather.html?_r=1&hpw

Taking Action On Climate And Clean Energy In 2012: A Menu Of Effective And Feasible Solutions http://bit.ly/K1dHIr

Energy

Forget cheap oil; costs of new ‘production’ are rising at 18% per year. Oil companies now already need $98 per barrel: http://bit.ly/OilApp

#Chaleur: 500 milliards d’euros partent en fumée par an en Europehttp://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/2012/04/17/20002-20120417ARTFIG00660-500milliards-d-euros-partent-en-fumee-par-an-en-europe.php par @Fnodelanglois

Did you know? While Denmark has experienced economic growth of 78% since 1980, its #energy use is nearly unchanged:http://bit.ly/x2RJtB

Switzerland: Combined #Heat & #Power central to energy strategy in nuclear phase-outhttp://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Strategy_outlined_for_nuclear-free_energy_future.html?cid=32506164

Did you know? Electricity generation from solar PV tech has grown at an avg annual rate of 42% since 2000 Find out morehttp://j.mp/IGBMRV

Le marché solaire français est mort, mais les tarifs baissent toujours http://bit.ly/JqjsOD

Trash to cash! #China sets waste-to-energy feed-in tariff twice that of coal power http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-10/china-sets-waste-to-power-price-double-that-of-coal-fired-plants.html

Jim Hansen’s updated chart: US gasoline demand is almost totally insensitive to price http://twitpic.com/9egmjq More: http://bit.ly/JxZdMC

Oil’s share of total world energy consumption peaked in 1973, at 48.7%. The decline since has taken oil’s share down to 33.56%, as of 2010.

Nearly 50% of the growth in electricity demand over the last decade was met by coal fired power. Find out more: http://bit.ly/IGBMRV#energy

Exxon to Spend (WASTE) $185B Searching For New Oil – Energy Boom – Solar Feeds http://www.solarfeeds.com/exxon-to-spend-waste-185b-searching-for-new-oil/ via @solarfeeds

RT @treehugger: Majority of Americans Support Clean Energy & Climate Action, Even While Politicians Don’t http://bit.ly/Ipbh5F

“Many people don’t realize the cost of the solar module has dropped 4x in 3 yrs, and will continue.” – Dr. Steven Chu

Your new offshore energy source: floating algae farmshttp://bit.ly/IgWffa

9% of Australian homes had solar PV installed by end-2011, over 500,000 systems now. Up to 28% in best neighbourhoods:http://bit.ly/AuSolr

Gallup: 65% of Americans Have More Guts Than Obama, Support ‘Imposing Mandatory Controls On CO2 Emissions’ http://bit.ly/IBoiI0

Sustainability

Looking for a job? Unions say there could be 48 million of them in the green economy if we invest: http://www.ituc-csi.org/new-report-growing-green-and.html

A Book Review Of ‘The Crash Course’: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy and Environment http://bit.ly/KeD0ae

77% of people believe that main source of energy for developing countries should be renewables http://bit.ly/IDBIVQ

If you try to buy happiness, you’re going to fail. New study shows consumerism connected to depression. http://bit.ly/IfUrAK

7 Ways Embedding Sustainability Creates Value for Your Organization | 2degrees: http://bit.ly/IqP7ME

 

Misc

“A person who cares about the earth will resonate with its purity.” – Sally Fox. RT if you care.

I cannot decide is this good or bad? RT @tedxbrussels: Thinking In A Foreign Language Leads To Better Decisions: Studyhttp://huff.to/I5UJLS

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” -Rachel Carson

Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me and I’ll understand. Chinese Proverb

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ~ Ambrose Redmoon

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