There are so many news I’d like to write about that I believe that for today, I’ll propose you some thoughts based on all of them. Please let me know if you like that idea.
This was kind of a surprise for me when I learned that not only does Japan has a carbon tax, but that is has one since… October 2012. The world’s third largest economy is taxing emissions from power plants and vehicles alike.
The most important paper of the year on energy is out as the International Energy Agency published its landmark World Energy Outlook report.
It will become significantly harder for those who deny climate change in the United States to continue to do so after this. The US Department of Defense believes that global warming is a ” threat multiplier “.
As you might have gathered from my specialised list on Twitter I am starting to interest myself to the world of Corporate (Social) Responsibility, aka CSR. After a long search, I found the perfect book on this fast expanding field in business.
Good news everyone : the European Union has already almost achieved its climate and energy goals for 2020 according to the latest data from the European Environmental Agency. Learn out more in my latest Cleantechies article.
Hailed as a ” game changer “ by Grist or Climate Progress, the climate change deal signed by the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China is a new step in the fight against global warming.
Wasted food is a serious problem around the world as to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, ” Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops, households and catering services.”
For the past few months I have been worrying about Australia‘s burgeoining cleantech industry as the new government seems hell-bent on preserving coal, even if it has to cost 20,000 jobs.
The huge global loss of biodiversity is such a big problem that it is seen by specialists as the Sixth Mass Extinction. Lucky for us, the Huffington Post published an article on ten ways citizens can change that.
There are still over a billion and half people without electricity. What if developping nations of Asia, Latin America and Africa went directly from ” no reliable electricity ” to “ electricity from renewables only ” ?
Same situation, different year. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have published the final part of their fifth assessment Report (AR5) and the findings are quite scary.