Sustainability, climate change, cleantech and energy : a selection of the latest headlines and best researches.

Worth an article – my February 2013 tweets 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 change

Ex-IPCC head: Prepare for 5°C warmer world  & we’ve missed chance to keep levels below 2°C target.

Remarkable piece on the ‘most influential climate science paper’ which also makes the case for divestment. Share pls!

A carbon tax is indeed part of the solution RT @TreeHugger: President Obama’s next steps for a Carbon Tax

Good news about the ozone hole

Why China’s carbon emissions may not matter

RT @CHedegaardEU: YES! Historic step for climate action! EU leaders agree to commit 20% of ALL EU spend to climate action

Congratulations to South Africa for committing to a carbon tax in 2015. Dear US & Canada, take note. …

90% of #China‘s ground #water contaminated – sewage from cities and chemical runoff from ag are big culprits

When a million trees fall: New Monster palm oil project in Cameroon will destroy 73 000 HA of rainforest >>

Energy and cleantech

In India, Solar Refrigerators Are Saving Food

How Electricity, Water And Food Could Be Produced In Desert Areas With Minimal Ecological Footprint 

IEA chief: ‘Fossil fuel subsidies are public enemy number one for green energy’

When I started at Ecofys (1986), solar PV panels were $10/Watt. Last year, they reached $0.73:  Not strictly causal 😉

Solar PV panels became over 100 times cheaper since 1976; an average 12% annual price reduction for 36 years in a row!

China is getting serious about taming coal  via @drgrist

China’s coal consumption to peak slightly above present level, thx to energy efficiency drive: 

Hm, interesting… The Future of Nuclear Power: Getting Rid of Nuclear Waste – #SolveforX

Japan Banks Ante Up to $19 Billion Solar Market

Grid Parity in the U.S: There’s A Map for That

US wind + solar power capacity grew by 16 GW in 2012 alone, equal to total growth in nuclear power capacity over past 26 years (1986-2012).

Colourful ‘solar glass’ means entire buildings can generate clean power

CleanTechnica: 100% Renewables Could Be Closer Than We Think

#Cleanenergy tensions hit the global #trade agenda => #cleantech becoming important globally #WTO

Nissan has reached an important milestone: 50k electric LEAFs sold worldwide

France: record electricity imports from… Germany #Energiewende #TransitionEnergétique #EnergyTransition

Le Plan bâtiment durable propose un fonds de 2 milliards pour financer 15 milliards de rénovation thermique par an

1.2GW / EUR1bn partnership between Alstom and Renova Energia  #windpower #Brazil

Wow: Shell admits *solar* energy is the future:  So, about that oil you’re digging up…

China is building 29 nuclear reactors, 40% of the world’s total

261 MPG Volkswagen XL1 Production Confirmed, Debuts Geneva  #car #green


In the US 30% of all food, worth US$48.3 billion, is thrown away each year  #thinkeatsave

Food losses & waste = roughly US$680bn in industrialized countries & US$310bn in developing countries  #thinkeatsave

A Keeper. The 5 Rules of Happy Employees (and they help make successful companies)

Repair cafes popping up from London to New York; social events where you can bring your broken toaster and beer:


NYTimes: Relax! You’ll Be More Productive – more proof that sleep = increased productivity. Yes, please.

Turns out we live on a planet. Magnificent conversation with astronauts about the impact of seeing Earth from space:

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A French Management professional - now for hire - Edouard Stenger has been selecting since 2007 the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change, environmental issues, cleantech and the world energy sector.


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