Worth an article – my March 2013 tweets


https://i2.wp.com/www.elrst.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/twitter-earthrise-128x128.jpg?resize=128%2C128I 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%.

Two-Thirds of Depleted Fish Stocks Rebound Under Federal #Fisheries Law http://j.mp/XIWJHD

China Claims Emission Levels Dropping Across The Board http://bit.ly/WFRl5h

American Consumers Are Paying a #Climate Disruption Tax of 2.7% http://j.mp/YtLQmD

Quel scandale ! Quelle horreur ! RT @mlinnenluecke Climate change threatens French wine http://www.globalpost.com/

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

Energy

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)

Even France can go 100% ou le scénario #negawatt en anglais http://cleantechnica.com/

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.

On RTCC: @Masdar unveils world’s largest concentrated solar power plant, and its epic http://bit.ly/YDPg6a

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

Jaguar Joins BMW, Other Luxury Makes, In Adding Start-Stop For Fuel Savings (Video) http://bit.ly/ZFq7wo  #car #green

“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

@NYTimes: “tar sands oil should be among the first fossil fuels we decide to leave alone” http://nyti.ms/10D3paV 

On RTCC: Renewables are missing out on $71trn investment pot says @climatepolicy initiative http://bit.ly/W0Bb7m

Chinese environment ministry’s “state secrets” claim adds to mounting public outrage http://huff.to/13Nzu08

A #carbontax ? Even #Exxon CEO is for it ! Let’s make it happen ASAP… http://clmpr.gs/Zlyg5q  via @thinkprogress Please RT !

9.5 GW RT @greentechmedia New Texas record: On Feb 9, 28% of total electricity supply was windpower http://bit.ly/VvB1oe

There Are At Least $40 Billion Of Investment Opportunities For Energy Efficiency In US Commercial Buildings @Citi http://bit.ly/XLkuJk

Friedman cites IMF: “as much as one-fifth of some Arab state budgets go to subsidizing gasoline and cooking fuel” http://nyti.ms/XKmoNt

Sustainability

#USA: Green jobs grow four times faster than others http://ow.ly/jiH6y  | via @latimes #GreenEconomy

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

RT @anucrawford: “Climate change threatens to roll back decades of development & the poor will suffer most” @rkyte365 http://crawford.anu.edu.au/

Unless we tackle our environmental impact (particularly climate change), the global poor could number 3 billion: http://bit.ly/Yw2GkA

€1 billion for 24 km through the heart of London! RT @ICLEI Europe’s longest segregated cycling route in the making: http://bit.ly/ZFuCqE

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 @1000000_trees

U.N. plan intended to give everyone access to clean #energy could help keep temp. rise below 3.6°F http://bit.ly/1612oJQ

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

News for Australia: China’s coal imports may collapse, by taxes on pollution and carbon emissions: http://goo.gl/fqoz2  (via @abjartnes)

Misc

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

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