Revue des blogs – mercredi 7 juin 2017

À l’approche de son 30ᵉ anniversaire, le GIEC face à un triple défi / Michel Damian, Professeur émérite, GAEL/Université Grenoble Alpes , the Conversation, 6/06/2017

L’Amérique de Donald Trump vient de se retirer de l’Accord de Paris. Malgré l’onde de choc provoquée par cette décision, on peut dire que le mal était déjà fait depuis des semaines. Le nouvel homme fort de Washington a en effet signé le 28 mars dernier un décret qui balaie l’essentiel de la politique climatique programmée par le président Barack Obama… lire

L’éolien maritime sans subvention: plus tout à fait un rêve, pas encore une réalité / Cédric Philibert, Energies et changements climatiques, 6/06/2017

Faut-il parler, avec l’excellent Bert Metz, de « Moon-landing moment »? Le 13 avril dernier, BnetzA, l’agence allemande, a annoncer les résultats des enchères pour de nouvelles fermes éoliennes off-shore. Surprise: trois des quatre projets vainqueurs ont fait une offre à… zéro euro, zéro centimes. Bien sûr c’est le prix du feed-in premium, ou « complément de rémunération », qui s’ajoute au prix de marché… lire

Can the Paris deal be renegotiated? / Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of C2ES, C2ES blog, 2/06/2017

As eager as President Trump seemed to be to denounce and bolt from the Paris Agreement, he also appeared eager to project a willingness to re-engage. Three times in his speech yesterday in the Rose Garden, he declared an openness to renegotiating the landmark climate agreement or negotiating a new deal “that’s fair.”… lire

What Brookings experts have said on Trump’s Paris climate accord decision, Planet Policy, 6/06/2017

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump announced his plans to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. His speech from the White House’s Rose Garden ignited strong reactions within the climate policy community, among business leaders, and from local, state, and national policymakers across the globe… lire

Trump’s Paris Withdrawal: The Nail in the Coffin of U.S. Global Leadership? / Robert Stavins, An economic view of the environment, 6/06/2017

The announcement on June 1st by U.S. President Donald Trump that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement was misguided, and the justifications Trump provided were misleading, and to some degree, untruthful. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will be damaging both to the United States and the world… lire

Why Trump Pulled the U.S. Out of the Paris Accord / Robert Stavins, An economic view of the environment, 5/06/2017

I want to bring to your attention my article just published by Foreign Affairs, “Why Trump Pulled the U.S. Out of the Paris Accord – And What the Consequences Will Be.” … lire

Is the Paris Accord Unfair to America? / Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, Project syndicate, 5/06/2017

When President Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, he justified the move by saying “the bottom line is that the Paris Accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States.” Is it?… lire

What is Killing US Coal? / Timothy Taylor, Conversable Economist, 5/06/2017

US coal output and coal jobs have dropped in recent years. In « What Is Killing the US Coal Industry? », Charles D. Kolstad names and investigates the suspects. The essay is a March 2017 Policy Brief for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Here is Kolstad’s list of suspects… lire

The Power of Mini-Grids / Strive Masiyiwa and Richard Branson, Project syndicate, 2/06/2017

Despite impressive economic development in recent years, Africa still lags far behind on energy, with almost two-thirds of the continent’s citizens lacking access to electricity. While getting more power to the people is an important goal, extending electricity grids is expensive and slow. Meanwhile, off-grid options may not be sufficient to meet people’s energy needs. Fortunately, there is a third approach that can help fill in the gaps: mini-grids… lire

Trump’s Paris Agreement withdrawal: What it means and what comes next / William A. Galston, Samantha Gross, Mark Muro, Timmons Roberts, Rahul Tongia, David Victor, Philip A. Wallach, Rebecca Winthrop, and Christina Kwauk, Planet Policy, 1/6/2017

Today, President Donald Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. It was adopted in 2015 by 195 nations, with 147 ratifying it—including the United States, which is the world’s second largest greenhouse gas emitter. Brookings experts offer their analyses on what the decision could mean and what comes next… lire

Trump dumps Paris: Now what? / Timmons Roberts, Planet Policy, 1/6/2017

The waiting is over: President Donald Trump is apparently pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change… lire


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