Revue des blogs – mardi 5 avril 2016

Japan Should Increase Its Target for Renewable Energy, In Case Nuclear Restarts Stall / Varun Sivaram, Energy, security and climate, 4/04/2016

Last month, Japan commemorated the five-year anniversary of the great earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The disaster—three nuclear reactor meltdowns and the release of some radioactive material—forced 164,000 residents to evacuate and deeply traumatized the country. So when Japan shut down its entire fleet of nuclear reactors, it was unclear whether they would ever restart… lire

Route à énergie positive : les voies innovantes à suivre, Observatoire énergies d’entreprises, 4/04/2016

Boostée par les ambitions de la transition énergétique, la route à énergie positive fait son chemin. Route thermique, solaire ou hybride : plusieurs projets innovants se concrétisent en dépit d’objectifs technologiques et économiques différents… lire

Why Does the Media Ignore Grid-Scale Solar? / Catherine Wolfram, Energy Institute at Haas blog, 4/04/2016

Last month, I went to a talk by someone I surprisingly hadn’t heard of before. Yosef Abramowitz is an entrepreneur whose company, Gigawatt Global, just constructed and commissioned the largest solar power plant in East Africa. The 8.5 MW solar PV plant is 60 kilometers east of Kigali, Rwanda. It came online in February 2015 in record time – just one year after the power purchase agreement was finalized – and at its $24 million budget… lire

The Future Role of Economics in the IPCC / Robert Stavins, An economic view of the environment, 4/04/2016

Despite attacks from “climate skeptics” and other opponents of action on climate change, as well as its own missteps, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is broadly viewed as the world’s most legitimate scientific body that periodically assesses the economics of climate change for policy audiences.  But growing inefficiencies and other limitations have made the IPCC an increasingly problematic forum for qualified scholars.  This has been particularly true with regard to expertise from economics… lire

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