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 environment
New study of deep ocean shows that global warming, far from pausing, has accelerated http://thinkprogress.orgconfirms/ …
HSBC: peak in greenhouse emissions will need to be achieved by 2020 latest, and it’s possible: http://goo.gl/O6nQe
An optimistic must read: Victory at hand for the climate movement? http://reneweconomy.com.au/
Carbon tax becomes a popular topic in Washington http://huff.to/13ZJbZy
If we start reducing CO2-emissions now and keep going at 4% per year, we have 50% chance of staying within 2°C. Need 9% per year for p=80%.
China Claims Emission Levels Dropping Across The Board http://bit.ly/WFRl5h
Achoo: climate change sends allergy rates (and asthma) up up up http://www.delawareonline.com/
China’s air pollution problem currently on pace to get 70% worse by 2025: http://wapo.st/ZBxNzx
Pesticides are killing our sperm http://bit.ly/Z7bL7D
Solar PV prices reduced by 2/3 in 7 years. That IS a breakthrough! Apologies to media for not looking like a cliff. pic.twitter.com/MVeqInKCHX
Peugeot Hybrid Air: 81 mpg, and 5k cheaper than a Prius. Allez-vous! http://www.guardian.co.uk/
WSJ puts things in the funniest way: “Utilities face Mortal Threat From Solar” http://online.wsj.com/
Buying one kW of solar PV is like buying 40 barrels of oil, prepaid. In 2006, that cost €128/barrel, now only €42! pic.twitter.com/h4xrakvotx
The beginning of the end of
#coal in the UK http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21881129 … (EU’s Large Combustion Plant Directive)
Fossil fuels are about to hit a big economic wall. Why they can’t sustain economic growth for much longer: http://bit.ly/102tz1X
Solar PV cost decreases by 20% for every doubling of cumulative capacity. Given growth rates translates to ~10% per year.
China seeks to install 100GW of wind by 2015 – but excludes 3 provinces cos “grid overloaded w/ carbon-free energy” http://www.bloomberg.com/
Japan installs 1.12GW of solar power in 9 months http://bit.ly/119eJvI
Tough EU fuel economy rules could create 443,000 jobs | EurActiv: http://www.euractiv.com/
Australian Sunshine Illuminates The Path Toward Massive Solar PV Growth http://bit.ly/103CXVd
It takes 4.4 million gallons of water to frack just 1 gas well. And big oil wants to drill tens of thousands: http://bit.ly/Y9P9TZ
“Clean energy investment would need to increase by a factor of 2 to 3 for energy emissions to peak by 2020” http://thecleanrevolution.org/
Oh, energy efficiency…is there anything you can’t do? http://twitpic.com/cahshm
Chinese environment ministry’s “state secrets” claim adds to mounting public outrage http://huff.to/13Nzu08
Friedman cites IMF: “as much as one-fifth of some Arab state budgets go to subsidizing gasoline and cooking fuel” http://nyti.ms/XKmoNt
Love! Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System! http://trib.al/t17e2GQ
Did you flush? At least 2.5 billion people didn’t today… because they don’t have a toilet http://j.mp/Z5v6p9
The Origin of GDP and Why Gross National Happiness (GNH) might make the world a better place. http://ht.ly/jgzrc
Unless we tackle our environmental impact (particularly climate change), the global poor could number 3 billion: http://bit.ly/Yw2GkA
Japan shows how to demolish a building without noise, smell, or dust – a good model for densely built cities http://ow.ly/iX1fa
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago; the second best time is now.” Great Chinese proverb via
Why ‘business-as-usual’ myth is dead – Global warming’s new frightening deadline | Pete McMartin: http://www.vancouversun.com
70% of world’s population will live in cities by 2050. What plans are in place to help our urban areas to cope? http://ow.ly/ir4fm
Success is bounding from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill.
Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required. – Winston Churchill
“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C. S. Lewis
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Limerence” is the technical term for having a crush on a person.
Books: Seeing and Thinking Like Sherlock Holmes: Two new books aim to offer insights into the fictional detect… http://nyti.ms/14OAeOF