Revue des blogs – mardi 3 janvier 2017

What Do the G20 Countries’ Climate Targets Mean for Their Future Emissions? / Katherine Ross, David Rich and Mengpin Ge, WRI blog, 20/12/2016

Governments worldwide have adopted greenhouse gas targets to address climate change—most recently, as part of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change… lire

Shifting to a Clean Energy Economy Would Bring Billions in Economic Benefits, Shows New Report /

We all know the science. The United States and the world as a whole must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent or more by 2050 in order to significantly reduce the risks posed by unabated climate change… lire

Policy Uncertainty Discourages Innovation and Hurts the Environment / Lucas Davis, Energy Institute at Haas blog, 19/12/2016

Large-scale changes are anticipated for U.S. environmental policies heading into 2017. The new administration has promised a “comprehensive review of all federal regulations,” which include policies aimed at carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, fuel economy standards, oil and gas production, and tax credits for solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars…. lire

Efficiency First: a new paradigm for a sustainable energy system / Jan Rosenow, SPRU blog, 14/12/2016

The UK’s energy policy is at crossroads. Ambitious carbon targets, an aging energy infrastructure, rising fuel poverty and a legacy of fossil fuel investment warrant bold political decisions to ensure the UK transitions to a sustainable low-carbon energy system. Because of the long-term nature of investment in energy infrastructure, decisions made over the next five to ten years will shape the trajectory along which the energy system will evolve… lire

Curious About Clean Energy Innovation? Take This Class / Varun Sivaram, Energy, Security and Climate, 19/12/2016

This fall, I created and taught a course at Georgetown University called “Clean Energy Innovation.” The course, offered to undergraduates studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) in the School of Foreign Service (SFS), introduced the science, economics, and public policies related to breakthrough technologies that could jumpstart the U.S. economy and are the world’s best hope to confront climate change… lire

How Climate Action Can Make America Great / Vinod Thomas, visiting professor at the National University of Singapore, Project Syndicate, 15/12/2016

Climate change is the single biggest challenge facing humankind. Yet the next president of the United States – the world’s second-largest greenhouse-gas emitter and a critical actor in climate policy – does not believe it is happening, or at least that humans have a role in driving it… lire

 


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