Worth an article – My May 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

UN lauds Philippines’ climate change laws ‘world’s best’http://bit.ly/JYF7iC

Obama: Focus on Climate Change to Bolster the Economyhttp://bit.ly/IJutqf

Turns out, palm oil is even worse for deforestation, emissions than we thought http://bit.ly/KKDtRR

#Kenya first country in Africa to establish #climate change law & independent authority http://ow.ly/aCXBz

In case you missed it: Shocking @BusinessInsider photo essay shows the damaging effects of #tarsands extraction http://ow.ly/b678X

NASA’s James Hansen: tar sands is the “dirtiest of fuels” and “game over for the climate”: http://j.mp/L3JaeS

The Canadian government doesn’t agree with climate findings by independent research group – so they shut the group down http://ow.ly/aWQ5r

Biodiversity Loss Could Hit Ecosystems as Hard as Climate Change : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/biodiversity-loss-could-hit-ecosystems-hard-climate-change.html

Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/man-single-handedly-plants-entire-forest.html #NeverGiveUp

Energy and cleantech

‘Riding alone in your car isn’t just environmentally and economically inefficient, it’s lonely!’ http://bit.ly/JYSPz4

The Solazyme Effect and Algae’s Second Wavehttp://blog.cleantechies.com/2012/05/03/the-solazyme-effect-and-algae%e2%80%99s-second-wave/

Germany counts cost of nuclear-to-renewables shift, expected to cost tens of billions to avoid electricity shortfall http://reut.rs/Ka2GGC

Germany now has 27 GW of solar PV: 325 Watt per inhabitant. Once we all catch up, we’ll have 2,300 GW, providing 13% of world electricity!

Mix énergétique : #EDF vers plus de renouvelable http://lenergiedavancer.com/mix-energetique-edf-vers-plus-de-renouvelable/2012/05/29/

La Chine investira 21 Mds € dans les énergies propres en 2012 http://bit.ly/JJoemR

Affordable zero carbon energy by 2050 very achievable with today’s technology (WWF/Ecofys Energy Report). Political will is key #B4ESummit

India’s renewable energy leap: added 14,600 MW between 2007 and 2011, targets 28,900 MW addition between 2012 and 2016.

Energy Efficiency: What Are The Laggards Thinking? http://bit.ly/K40JYw

L’Allemagne veut développer la voiture électrique de masse http://www.france-mobilite-electrique.org/l-allemagne-veut-developper-la-voiture-electrique-de-masse,3285.html

#Solar #heating & #cooling market sees 14% growth; #solarthermal is second only to wind amongst the ‘new’ renewables link

Japan’s Hot Springs Could Be a Significant Source of Geothermal Energy: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/10/japans-hot-springs-could-be-a-significant-source-of-geothermal-energy/

Cutting energy use in Europe’s old building stock impossible? WWF: #EnergyEfficiency Directive should complement EPDB link

Sustainability

Why Rio+20 Will Succeed http://www.thegef.org/gef/greenline/april-2012/why-rio20-will-succeed @UN_Rioplus20 @EarthSummit2012 @unngls

A beautiful chart that shows you which fruits and vegs are in season?http://bit.ly/IBYAX1 Don’t mind if we do.

Why low-carbon business should actively advocate a low-carbon, green pathway to economic recovery http://ow.ly/aEmh9

Ban Ki-moon calls Rio Earth summit negotiations ‘painfully slow’ http://gu.com/p/37p8m/tw via @guardian @earthsummit2012

10 Super Easy Ways to Save Water http://bit.ly/Lz6SA3

U.S. Cyclists Save $4.6 Billion Per Year by Biking http://bit.ly/K7CCtv

Most RTs/week: By 2030 even two planet Earths wouldn’t be enough to sustain human activity. Earth needs triplets. http://bit.ly/JECCzB

World Bank releases 2012 Little Green Data Book – environmental data from 200+ countries: http://bit.ly/J77U0Q

‘If everything you buy becomes waste, where will we put it all?’ Find out about recycling in a #greeneconomy http://bit.ly/JYSPz4

How Returning to a Low Tech Life Might Just Keep You Sane : TreeHugger http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/must-read-book-low-tech-writer.html

Five pillars of life for #Rioplus20: oceans, land, water, energy & resource efficiency. See my speech from today: http://bit.ly/LFbuTS

Misc

Photovoltaic Eye Implants Could Make the Blind See http://www.treehugger.com/solar-technology/photovoltaic-eye-implants-could-make-blind-see.html Miracle of Sciences 🙂

Britain’s problems are not a bad dream from which voters can wake. Hard work and tighter belts are the new reality http://econ.st/JeiPpt

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