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Tesla Financial Results Q3 2013 (LIVE BLOG)

Tesla Financial Results Q3 2013 (LIVE BLOG) | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
I'm watching a long, mainstream trading news discussion about Tesla stock right now. It's wonderful to see us get to that point with a pure EV company. In 20 minutes, Tesla is holding its Q3 2013 Financial Results Q&A in about 15 minutes.
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Pour un développement durable et pour l'efficacité énergétique. «Pour ce qui est de l’avenir, il ne s’agit pas de le prévoir mais de le rendre possible. »  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Energy Efficiency: Why? How? | Groupe Enerstat Inc.

Energy Efficiency: Why? How? | Groupe Enerstat Inc. | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Efficacité énergétique. Pourquoi ? Comment ?
Pour faire la différence dans votre organisation, économiser et faire un geste concret pour l'environnement, tout en réduisant le gaspillage et les excès.
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El Niño menace la vie de plus de 26 millions d’enfants

El Niño menace la vie de plus de 26 millions d’enfants | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

El Niño met en danger la vie de 26,5 millions d\'enfants dans dix pays d\'Afrique orientale et australe


L’occurrence actuelle du phénomène météorologique El Niño, l’une des plus puissantes jamais enregistrées, met en danger la vie de 26,5 millions d’enfants confrontés à la malnutrition, aux pénuries d’eau et aux maladies dans dix pays d’Afrique orientale et australe, selon le Fonds des Nations unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF).


Via Frédéric Liégeois
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"Les enfants sont confrontés à des risques alors que les familles et les communautés se déplacent en quête de travail, de nourriture, d’eau et de pâturages pour les animaux. Les enfants ont également des difficultés à rester à l’école, en raison de la faim et/ou du manque d’eau", a précisé l’UNICEF dans une étude sur cette région.
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'We Could Be Out of Work in Just a Few Weeks'

'We Could Be Out of Work in Just a Few Weeks' | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Eagle Ford natural gas field in South Texas, population: uncertain.


Thanks to the worldwide collapse in oil prices, Texas lost 72,000 oil and gas jobs last year. In South Texas, many of the boom-and-bust towns that surround the Eagle Ford natural gas field have since taken on an abandoned feel, strewn with half-built infrastructure and emptied “man camps” that had been erected only a few years earlier.

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The Van Alen Institute with The Atlantic and CityLab continues their series with a visit to embattled Dimmit County, TX. Locals and experts alike in the region are all wondering the same thing: whether they’ve witnessed their last surge of petroleum-fueled prosperity.
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La pollution de l'air tue 48.000 personnes chaque année en France

La pollution de l'air tue 48.000 personnes chaque année en France | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

SANTE - Une menace à prendre au sérieux. La pollution de l'air due aux particules fines est responsable de 48.000 décès chaque année en France, dont plus de 34.000 seraient évitables, selon une nouvelle étude rendue publique ce mardi 21 juin. 


Le poids sanitaire ("fardeau") de cette pollution liée aux activités humaines (transports, industrie, chauffage avec des énergies fossiles comme le fuel, agriculture...), estimé à 48.000 décès par an, correspond à 9% de la mortalité en France continentale, selon l'étude d'impact de Santé Publique France.


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"le fardeau de la pollution de l'air se situe au troisième rang, derrière celui du tabac (78.000 morts) et de l'alcool (49.000 morts)", souligne le Pr François Bourdillon, directeur général de cet organisme public. 
 Cette pollution représente "une perte d'espérance de vie pour une personne âgée de 30 ans pouvant dépasser deux ans", selon l'étude confirmant son rôle important sur la mortalité. La perte d'espérance de vie est, en moyenne, plus élevée dans les grandes villes (15 mois et plus), mais elle n'épargne pas les zones rurales (9 mois).
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Oregon calls for indefinite moratorium on oil trains through the state | Hillary Borrud | OregonLive.com

Oregon calls for indefinite moratorium on oil trains through the state | Hillary Borrud | OregonLive.com | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Oregon has asked the Federal Railroad Administration to place an open-ended moratorium on oil trains traveling through the state, because preliminary findings of an investigation into the June 3 derailment in Mosier suggest inspectors might not be able to detect the problem that likely caused the crash.

Investigators identified a problem with the screws that fasten the rails to the railroad ties as the cause of the derailment. But in a June 8 letter to the Federal Railroad Administration, an Oregon Department of Transportation administrator said recent inspections failed to catch a number of broken screws along the track in Mosier. Hal Gard, the state's rail and public transit administrator, discussed the letter at a meeting of the Oregon Transportation Commission in Hood River on Thursday.

"Until the underlying cause of the bolt failures is understood and a means of detecting this defect is developed, we request a moratorium on running unit trains over sections of track that contain track fasteners of this material in the state of Oregon," Gard wrote.

It was unclear how much of Oregon's rail system uses these types of fasteners.


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Tom Fuller, a spokesman for the department, said Oregon has yet to receive a response from federal railroad officials. The broken screws along the track in mosier were already rusted, suggesting they had been damaged for awhile. Fuller said Union Pacific, which voluntarily suspended oil-by-rail shipments through the gorge on a temporary basis, claims its inspectors can identify the broken fasteners. "However, it ran over those same tracks recently and didn't detect it," Fuller said. "If they claim they can detect these bolts, why didn't they?"
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Clean-Energy Jobs Surpass Oil Drilling for First Time in U.S.

Clean-Energy Jobs Surpass Oil Drilling for First Time in U.S. | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

The number of U.S. jobs in solar energy overtook those in oil and natural gas extraction for the first time last year, helping drive a global surge in employment in the clean-energy business as fossil-fuel companies faltered.

Employment in the U.S. solar business grew 12 times faster than overall job creation, the International Renewable Energy Agency said in a report on Wednesday. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015, up from 7.7 million in 2014, according to the industry group based in Abu Dhabi. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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Oil and gas producers by contrast have slashed 351,410 jobs worldwide since prices began to slide in the middle of 2014, according to Houston-based Graves & Co.

“The continued job growth in the renewable energy sector is significant because it stands in contrast to trends across the energy sector,” said Adnan Amin, director-general of Irena, which is based in Abu Dhabi. “This increase is being driven by declining renewable energy technology costs and enabling policy frameworks. We expect this to continue as the case for renewables strengthens and countries move to achieve climate targets.”
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A major shift is happening thanks to #green and #clean #energy worldwide.

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Apple is making so much solar energy, it formed a new company to sell it

Apple is making so much solar energy, it formed a new company to sell it | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Apple has created a subsidiary to sell the excess electricity generated by its hundreds of megawatts of solar projects. The company, called Apple Energy LLC, filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sell power on wholesale markets across the US.
The company has announced plans for 521 megawatts of solar projects globally. It's using that clean energy to power all of its data centers, as well as most of its Apple Stores and corporate offices. In addition, it has other investments in hydroelectric,


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The company has announced plans for 521 megawatts of solar projects globally. It's using that clean energy to power all of its data centers, as well as most of its Apple Stores and corporate offices. In addition, it has other investments in hydroelectric, biogas, and geothermal power, and looks to purchase green energy off the grid when it can't generate its own power. In all, Apple says it generates enough electricity to cover 93 percent of its energy usage worldwide.
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A Suburban Experiment Aims for Free Energy

A Suburban Experiment Aims for Free Energy | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Twenty homes in a California subdivision are testing a zero net energy goal: to make at least as much energy as they use over a year.
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"It’s a concept known as zero net energy, and the cluster of homes here represents one of the nation’s largest experiments to see if zero net energy can be put into wider use.

“It’s not that it cannot be done,” said Ram Narayanamurthy, technical executive at the Electric Power Research Institute, a nonprofit utility-funded group that is conducting the study. 

“The question that we’re trying to answer is, ‘Can it be done for everyone?’” That question has particular urgency in California, whose goal is that all new homes be net-zero or the equivalent by 2020."
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Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts

Gulf economic slowdown sees foreign workers trapped by debts | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The economic slowdown gripping countries across the Persian Gulf can be seen in layoffs, slowed construction projects and government cutbacks. For the millions of foreign workers drawn by brighter job prospects, it can have a far-darker side if they find themselves deep in debt.

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"It was kind of scary for a while there," said Robert Foster, an American from Beaufort, South Carolina, who found himself trapped for months in Qatar. "We sold everything we had." 

 The Middle East has weathered several boom-and-bust cycles over the last decades, both buoyed and beaten by the global price of crude oil, as well as the recent recession. In 2009, the financial meltdown in Dubai saw dusty luxury cars parked and abandoned at its international airport and across the city as foreigners fled their debts. 

This recent financial collapse began with oil prices falling from over $100 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to bottom out this January to under $30, a 12-year low. In the time since, oil has clawed back to $50 on supply disruptions and lowered reserves, but the damage already had been done in the Mideast. 
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There's a way to invest in a cleaner environment, and the market is booming

There's a way to invest in a cleaner environment, and the market is booming | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Global green bond issuance reached a record high at $21.7 billion so far this year, up 78% from the same period in 2015. And this is only going to get hotter.

Summer is coming and green bonds are blooming.

Issuers of such bonds promise to use the proceeds on environmentally friendly projects. There are no hard and fast parameters for what a green bond can fund, but they cover areas like renewable energy, deforestation, green buildings, clean transportation and water treatment.

"An increasing number of investors find the concept fun, a win-win, a kind of no-brainer,"... Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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"There's significant momentum on the heels of adopting the climate agreement in Paris at end of 2015," Henry Shilling, a senior vice president at Moody's, told Business Insider. "It requires capital reallocation to meet those commitments — which involves trillions of dollars in renewable energy and low carbon investments — and green bonds play an important role." 

Moody's expected green bonds volume to reach $50 billion this year. We've already seen an uptick in the first quarter and if that trend persists, issuance could beat Moody's projections and hit a new high at $70 billion by the end of 2016, Shilling said.
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There's a great shift happening toward #green investing. The public obviously wants it and financial institutions are following. the trend.

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Saudi Arabia’s amazing new renewables target: 9.5GW by 2023

Saudi Arabia’s amazing new renewables target: 9.5GW by 2023 | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabia's stunning new target represents a 180 degree shift from the “wait and see” approach to renewables taken by the oil kingdom so far.
Via Energy Curator
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It would make Saudi Arabia a sizable market for the global renewable-energy industry, likely the largest in the MENA region by annual new installations. If the country deploys new power plants at a constant rate until 2023, an average of about 1,600 MW of new renewable energy capacity per year would need to be built. 
The target appears ambitious at first sight for a country that has a meager 25 MW of renewable-energy generation capacity (mostly solar photovoltaic) installed as per the end of 2015. Nevertheless, with the rapid growth in Saudi electricity consumption, the target would only translate to a renewable-energy share of roughly 5% of the country’s total electricity consumption. 
In contrast, Germany, a country with less than half the solar irradiation of Saudi Arabia, reached a 32.6% renewable-energy share of electricity at the end of 2015, with 6.4% generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) alone. Saudi Arabia’s neighbor Dubai just increased its renewable-energy targets to 7% by 2020 and 25% by 2030.
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New York Plans to Make Fighting Climate Change Good Business

New York Plans to Make Fighting Climate Change Good Business | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to apply market forces to utilities to transform the way electricity is produced, transmitted and consumed.
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“In the case of climate change, denial is not a survival strategy,” Mr. Cuomo said at Columbia University in October. “Climate change is a reality, and not to address it is gross negligence by government and irresponsible as citizens.”
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A major shift is going on world wide. #ClimateChange is finally being taken serious and governments and leaders are getting nervous.

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Fort McMurray: "El Niño et le réchauffement climatique créent les conditions de ces méga-incendies"

Fort McMurray: "El Niño et le réchauffement climatique créent les conditions de ces méga-incendies" | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
A Fort McMurray dans la région pétrolière de l'Alberta, au Canada, les gigantesques feux de forêt en cours sont principalement attribués au phénomène El Niño, très puissant cette année. Mais plusieurs spécialistes estiment que le rôle du changement climatique est indéniable.

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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"S'il est impossible de prouver qu'un événement donné est causé par le réchauffement climatique", explique à L'Express Karel Mayrand de la Fondation David Suzuki pour l'environnement, il est désormais notoire que le changement climatique crée les conditions propices qui amplifient et démultiplient les catastrophes naturelles."
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Drones and renewables on the agenda for new A-level - E & T Magazine

Drones and renewables on the agenda for new A-level - E & T Magazine | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Using drones to tackle global environmental issues is one of many subjects on the agenda of a newly created A-level which looks at some of the most pressing issues that will face the younger generations in years to come.
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“Planet Earth didn't come with a user guide, so it's vital that we equip the current generation of students with the right knowledge and skills so they understand the impact that decisions we make now will have on future generations."
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6 mois après la COP21, les coûts climatiques commencent à être intégrés par les investisseurs

6 mois après la COP21, les coûts climatiques commencent à être intégrés par les investisseurs | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
La deuxième journée du Business and Climate Summit, qui se déroulait au cœur de la City de Londres, était consacrée à la finance. Un secteur qui a beaucoup évolué ces dernières années sur la question du risque climatique, mais qui reste à mobiliser dans son ensemble tant le besoin de réorienter les investissements mondiaux vers les projets et infrastructures bas carbone est essentiel pour espérer atteindre les objectifs de l'Accord de Paris sur le climat.

Via M-Christine Lanne, Yves Carmeille "Libre passeur"
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Les besoins colossaux en investissements qu'appelle l'économie bas carbone – 5 000 milliards de dollars par an sur les 15 prochaines années, selon Antonio Simoes, le patron d'HSBC Bank Plc – justifient un appel massif aux investisseurs privés. 

Tous les participants ont insisté sur la nécessité de développer les green bonds, dont les émissions devraient atteindre près d'une centaine de milliards d'euros cette année, soit un doublement des montants de 2015. Ils espèrent qu'ils vont prendre une part dominante dans le marché obligataire et représenter des milliers de milliards d'euros.
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Alvin Toffler, Author of ‘Future Shock,’ Dies at 87

Alvin Toffler, Author of ‘Future Shock,’ Dies at 87 | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Mr. Toffler wrote the prophetic 1970 best seller and other books anticipating how people would deal with runaway change and an explosion of information.
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His predictions about the consequences to culture, the family, government and the economy were remarkably accurate. He foresaw the development of cloning, the popularity and influence of personal computers and the invention of the internet, cable television and telecommuting. 
 “The roaring current of change,” he said, was producing visible and measurable effects in individuals that fractured marriages, overwhelmed families and caused “confusional breakdowns” manifested in rising crime, drug use and social alienation. He saw these phenomena as very human psychological responses to disorientation and proposed that they were challenging the very structures of communities, institutions and nations.
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10 choses incroyables à savoir sur l'importance de l'océan

10 choses incroyables à savoir sur l'importance de l'océan | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
10 choses incroyables à savoir sur les océans. Vous allez enfin comprendre pourquoi l'océan est indispensable à la vie et à un développement plus durable.
Via Guillaume ANDRE-WALLUT, François GARREAU
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Voici les 10 choses à savoir sur l’océan et son lien avec le développement durable.
1 – L’océan est le coeur de notre économie et d’une économie plus durable 
2 – L’océan nous protège du réchauffement climatique 
3 – L’océan est plus important que les forêts pour notre atmosphère 
4 – L’océan est-il le futur de l’énergie ? 
5 – Les mers et océans contiennent l’avenir des technologies environnementales
6 – L’océan est menacé par la pollution et le réchauffement climatique 
7 – L’océan contiendra bientôt plus de plastiques que de poissons
8 – L’océan abrite une bonne partie de la biodiversité mondiale, mais elle est sur le point de disparaître
9 – Nous avons d’ores et déjà tué une partie de l’océan 
10 – L’océan est ultra réglementé mais… tout reste à faire
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La routine du réchauffement : mai 2016 a lui aussi battu un record

La routine du réchauffement : mai 2016 a lui aussi battu un record | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Mai 2016 fut le mois de mai le plus chaud jamais enregistré. Pour la NOAA, cela fait 13 mois de suite que la température globale est plus élevée que les précédents records, et 8 mois pour l

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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Les chiffres sont éloquents : depuis octobre 2015, les températures moyennes de la surface du Globe ont toujours été supérieures d’un degré. Avec une mention spéciale à février et mars qui affichent respectivement +1,33 °C et +1,28 °C. (...)

Comme l’indique l’agence spatiale : mai 2016 est le 370e mois consécutif où il fait plus chaud que la moyenne de 1951-1980 (la dernière fois qu’il faisait plus froid que la moyenne, c’était en juillet 1985…) ! À ce rythme, l’objectif fixé lors de la COP 21 de limiter le réchauffement à + 2 °C, voire 1,5 °C, par rapport à l'ère préindustrielle, sera difficile à tenir.
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Your Car’s Exhaust Could Be Hurting Children’s Mental Health | David Kirby | TakePart.com

Your Car’s Exhaust Could Be Hurting Children’s Mental Health | David Kirby | TakePart.com | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Long-term exposure to air pollution, and particularly car exhaust, may contribute to childhood mental health problems, according to a new study of prescriptions given to more than half a million Swedish children.

“There may be a link between exposure to air pollution and dispensed medications for certain psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents even at the relatively low levels of air pollution in the study regions,” concluded researchers from Umeå University in Sweden, whose findings were published on June 3 in the medical journal BMJ Open.

Previous studies have found an association between air pollution and mental health in adults, including depression, anxiety, and stress, while studies in children have found links to cognitive disabilities and disorders such as autism.

For this study, the investigators looked at a national register of prescriptions among 552,221 children and adolescents under 18 in four Swedish counties between 2007 and 2010 and compared them with measured concentrations of particulates as well as nitrogen dioxide, a byproduct of vehicle combustion, in their respective neighborhoods.


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Michelle Block, an associate professor of anatomy and cell biology at Indiana University who has researched the impact of pollution on immune cells in the brain, said this large population study from Sweden corroborates much of what she has seen in the lab. 
 Air pollution, Block said, is made of toxic gases, metals, and other compounds. “Some of those will reach the brain and can cause neuro-inflammation,” she said. “Psychiatric disorders have been linked to neuro-inflammation, so there’s an implication of a link with pollution, although it’s indirect evidence.”
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À Brooklyn, les habitants échangent de l'énergie solaire locale grâce à la blockchain

À Brooklyn, les habitants échangent de l'énergie solaire locale grâce à la blockchain | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
La coopérative TransActive Grid a créé un réseau d'électricité locale qui combine énergie renouvelable et économie du partage.

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"Ce concept profite à l’ensemble de la zone dans laquelle il est installé. En achetant l’énergie localement, plutôt qu’en passant par une société nationale, l’argent va dans la poche de personnes qui appartiennent à votre communauté", précise ainsi Joseph Lubin, le cofondateur de TransActive Grid.
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2015, année record pour les énergies renouvelables dans le monde

2015, année record pour les énergies renouvelables dans le monde | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Plein soleil, vent en poupe… A l’échelle de la planète, les énergies vertes ont connu en 2015 une progression sans précédent. C’est ce que montre le Rapport sur le statut mondial des énergies renouvelables 2016, publié, mercredi 1er juin, par le réseau international REN21, qui présente l’état des lieux le plus complet de ce secteur. 


Fin 2015, la capacité d’énergie renouvelable installée dans le monde atteignait 1 849 gigawatts (GW), en hausse de 8,7 % sur un an. Cet essor a été principalement porté par l’éolien (433 GW, + 17 %) et le solaire photovoltaïque (227 GW, + 28 %), ces deux filières assurant à elles seules les trois quarts de la croissance globale.


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Pour la première année, les investissements des pays émergents et en développement ont dépassé ceux des pays avancés (156 milliards contre 130 milliards). A elle seule, la Chine a engagé 103 milliards de dollars, soit 36 % du total mondial, ce qui représente une hausse de 17 % de son effort annuel. 
Les investissements ont également fortement augmenté au Chili, en Inde, au Mexique, en Afrique du Sud et, à un moindre degré, au Honduras, au Maroc, aux Philippines, au Pakistan et en Uruguay. 
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Climat: après la COP21, de grandes attentes pour la COP22

Climat: après la COP21, de grandes attentes pour la COP22 | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Les diplomates du climat se sont quittés satisfaits mais ils devront passer à la vitesse supérieure si le monde veut tenir les promesses faites à Paris.

Via équilibredesénergies
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Quelque 90 pays en développement ont lancé jeudi un appel en faveur d’un plan de soutien aux énergies renouvelables dans les pays du Sud. 

 « Nous avons avancé ici, mais il faut aussi retrouver le sentiment d’urgence qui nous a tant aidés à Paris », exhortait Amjad Abdulla, représentant des petites îles. 

 « Le changement climatique ne s’est pas arrêté juste parce que nous avons adopté un accord, en fait il empire chaque jour », relevait-il. « Notre responsabilité est d’agir pour mettre en oeuvre cet accord, et notamment aider les communautés les plus vulnérables. » 
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Les gaz à effet de serre vont augmenter d’un tiers d’ici 2040

Les gaz à effet de serre vont augmenter d’un tiers d’ici 2040 | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
C’est la prévision que vient de publier l’administration américaine, au moment où les Etats se réunissent en Allemagne pour mettre en musique concrètemen

Via D'Dline 2020 ✏
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Le rapport que vient de publier le US Energy Information Administration (EIA) donne une idée de l’effort que va devoir accomplir la communauté internationale. L’organisme américain estime que les émissions de gaz à effet de serre vont encore augmenter d’un tiers d’ici 2040. 
(...) l’EIA parie pour une croissance continue des émissions qui rend illusoire l’objectif de limiter les températures à 1,5°C pour arriver plutôt à 3°C.
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Bigger Risk, Bigger Returns in Renewable Energy’s Emerging Markets

Bigger Risk, Bigger Returns in Renewable Energy’s Emerging Markets | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The rate of return for solar projects in most of the developing world is more than double the rate in Europe.
Via Erwan Boumard
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The overall megawatts installed are still small in many emerging markets, but the growth potential is huge. In 2015, Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that South Africa’s clean energy investment climbed to $4.5 billion -- up more than 300 percent.
 And Morocco pumped more than $2 billion into renewables last year, up from virtually no investment in 2014. Mexico and Chile also saw triple-digit growth rates. 
 Those growth rates should be coming to other countries too. Jordan has a goal of 10 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2020, and India has a goal of 100 gigawatts of solar by 2022.
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Oil company bankruptcies accelerate despite rise in crude prices

Oil company bankruptcies accelerate despite rise in crude prices | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Oil company bankruptcies accelerated over the past few weeks as the recent rise in prices proved too little, too late for firms struggling to pay debts run up during the last boom. 


Eighteen North American oil companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March and April, the most in a two-month period since oil prices began their slide in the summer of 2014.


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"U.S. crude prices fell nearly 3 percent Monday in a sign the market could be headed for another drop. Despite gutting drilling operations, and laying off thousands of workers to conserve cash, these companies could not longer meet the interest payments to creditors who have become less sympathetic as the bust drags on. 
Many companies and lenders hoped for some relief from the recent rally, as crude prices climbed more than 70 percent from their 13-year low of $26.21 a barrel in February to more than $46 last week. 
 Toronto's Pacific Exploration & Production Co. and Oklahoma's Midstates Petroleum Co. also ranked among the biggest companies to file for bankruptcy."
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New study says excesses of modern life is cause of cancer; disease is man-made

New study says excesses of modern life is cause of cancer; disease is man-made | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Landmark study points to man-made causes, such as pollution and poor diet, as the likely sources of cancer.

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The study, published in Nature Reviews Cancer, notes the sudden rise of cancer cases since the Industrial Revolution, especially childhood cancer which is a proof the disease is not linked to people living longer. “There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle,” states Professor Rosalie David from the university’s Faculty of Life Sciences.
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