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Shell Oil Invests in Solar Startup to Boost Enhanced Oil Recovery

Shell Oil Invests in Solar Startup to Boost Enhanced Oil Recovery | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Shell Oil recently became the second oil company to invest in solar energy to tap crude in older wells, putting $26 million into busy startup GlassPoint Solar.
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"In the complex world of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), sometimes low-tech trumps high. Case in point,


1) Royal Dutch Shell recently became the second oil major to invest in solar energy to coax heavy crude from older wells. Along with with two other investors, they’ve pumping $26 million into busy California startupGlassPoint Solar, because its low cost technology works so well in the dusty, dirty and often remote terrain of oil exploration

 

2) At the same time, competitors Chevron and Bright Source built a rival 27MW project just miles away (watch video), which used 3,822 expensive and unprotected heliostats, consisting of two 10′ x 7′ mirrors mounted on a steel pole.

 

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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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Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You'll Help The Planet

Across The World, If You Eat For Your Health, You'll Help The Planet | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Dozens of countries have government-recommended diets. That advice differs from country to country, but according to a new study, following it generally would help the environment.
Via SustainOurEarth
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Behrens just published his analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He looked at what would happen if people in 37 different countries followed the dietary recommendations of their own governments. In general, he says, those shifts would be good for the planet. Greenhouse gas emissions would fall, waterways would suffer less pollution from fertilizer, and less land would be required to feed people.
 
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The ultra-efficient, hidden heat source for Amazon's new HQ

The ultra-efficient, hidden heat source for Amazon's new HQ | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The "ecodistrict" project required cooperation from the city, architects and a corporate neighbor.
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The unique installation is far more energy-efficient than conventional options, according to Amazon's sustainability team. It also carries tangible sustainability benefits for Amazon's partners, including the city of Seattle and the Westin Building Exchange, which runs the 34-story "carrier hotel" providing source of the energy. "I'm familiar with other properties that have used waste heat from a data center, but not across owners," noted Mike Moriarty, the senior engineering manager for the site, in a blog post. "That's what made this one a little unique."
 
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This is the what the world will look like if we can curb global warming

This is the what the world will look like if we can curb global warming | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
This is what the Earth could look like within 100 years if we succeed in curbing climate change.
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"There's no stopping global warming," Gavin Schmidt, a climate scientist who is the director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, previously told Business Insider. "Everything that's happened so far is baked into the system."
Right now, humanity is standing on a precipice. If we ignore the warning signs, we could end up with what Schmidt envisions as a "vastly different planet" — roughly as different as our current climate is from the most recent ice age. Or we can innovate. Many best-case scenarios assume we'll reach negative emissions by 2100 — that is, absorb more than we emit through carbon-capture technology. Schmidt says the Earth in 2100 will be somewhere between "a little bit warmer than today and a lot warmer than today." On a planet-wide scale, that difference could mean millions of lives saved, or not.
 
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Supply Chain Transparency and Climate Mitigation in China 

Supply Chain Transparency and Climate Mitigation in China  | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, is experiencing massive health costs due to pollution, with some 1.6 million premature deaths attributed to air pollution annually. China is also leading the way in clean energy investment globally and has committed to reducing its carbon intensity. Its latest Five Year Plan included targets to restrict coal use domestically and accelerate green supply chain efforts. While China’s laws to limit emissions have improved significantly in recent years, enforcement remains a challenge.

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“Based on the micro-reporting mechanism enabled by the app, hundreds of major factories have openly addressed their pollution records and taken actions such as shutting down their most energy- and pollution-intensive industries and processes,” said Ma Jun, IPE’s Director. “Some have even gone so far as to tap into switching their energy sources from highly inefficient boilers to much more efficient power sources. Some have switched to other low-carbon and low-pollution product portfolios.” 

Ma highlighted two of China’s greatest mitigation challenges: the need to significantly reduce coal consumption and to restructure its industry. “For a long time, weak enforcement has been an issue, which takes away the incentive for companies to improve their environmental performance,” says Ma. “Weak enforcement means huge externalities from coal use, which makes it much harder to transform the energy mix and for individual factories to move beyond the use of coal.”
 
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Greening Cities – UN Environment – Medium

Greening Cities – UN Environment – Medium | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

The great cities of the world are stepping up to meet the challenge of climate change. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Climate change is the greatest threat facing our planet. 


The leaders of the world’s great cities recognize that fact and are taking urgent action. But mayors need strong allies to deliver the transformations needed to create sustainable, green cities of the future. There is no greater partner for our campaign to save the planet than the Global Environment Facility. 


C40 is a network of the world’s megacities commited to addressing climate change. Recent research by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Deadline 2020, makes clear the urgency of the climate crisis. The scale of the challenge is formidable. Emissions from the 91 C40 cities need to have peaked by 2020 and average per capita emissions need to almost halve by 2030. 


There is no time to waste in order to deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement, to keep global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and therefore avoid catastrophic climate change.

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"Achieving the ambition of the Paris Agreement will require $375 billion in investment focused on low carbon infrastructure in C40 cities up to 2020. These investments will transform and improve entire economies by creating jobs, bolstering infrastructure, improving public health and making cities more livable. As a byproduct, they will also help secure our planet for future generations."
 
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Why We Won’t Make It to 2030 Without Buy-In From Business

Why We Won’t Make It to 2030 Without Buy-In From Business | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Towards a Sustainable Economy: The Commercial Imperative for Business to Deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).


The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) would argue it’s no longer as simple as profit maximization. Fresh off of the release of their most recent report, Towards a Sustainable Economy: The Commercial Imperative for Business to Deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we spoke with Aris Vrettos, Programme Director for CISL’s executive education programs about the role of business in society, the process of putting together the report, and the business challenges and opportunities that were uncovered during the process.


The SDGs provide great opportunities for business to lead in a field that is still emerging.

 

Via Cambium LLP
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In putting together this report, the group concluded that the challenges of business buying into and working towards the SDGs are also the opportunities for business to lead in a field that is still emerging. They discovered that this requires a specific set of four business capabilities: 
1- The ability to look at the long-term 
2- The ability to think systemically 
3- The ability to work with others collaboratively 
4- The willingness to accept that not all of the benefits will accrue to one company, but that the benefits will be shared 
Vrettos believes that forward-thinking organizations understand the risks and opportunities that come from climate change, resource security, food insecurity, and health issues, but most importantly, they understand that their successes are tied to the success of their local communities. Embracing the findings of this report will give businesses the tools they need to deliver on the SDGs.
 
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How will your business take advantage of the $13trn global innovation market offered by the UN Sustainable Development Goals?  Learn more here.

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Volvo Trucks unveils new innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity

Volvo Trucks unveils new innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Volvo Trucks unveils new innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity

Via Catherine Kargas
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“Although this technology may be years away from production, it will undoubtedly influence our future offering and has the potential to develop smart societies for the future. No matter what type of solution we develop, safety is always our primary concern and this applies to all our self-driving projects” says Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO at Volvo Group.
 
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This pioneering truck, based on an existing FH platform, navigates and operates entirely autonomously using Lidar and GPS technology to continuously read its surroundings, navigating around fixed and movable obstacles while gathering data via its on-board transport system in order to further optimize its route, traffic safety and fuel consumption. This truck requires no manual supervision, but rather is part of the customer’s total transport solution that controls the entire delivery process.

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Clean Air For Liveable Cities

Clean Air For Liveable Cities | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Almost every day, we hear news about high air pollution episodes in cities: in Milan and Rome at the end of 2015, in Stuttgart in January 2016, but also in many other cities throughout the world. These episodes raise public concern, cause health complaints and sometimes make air pollution literally visible. They remind us time and again that air pollution is a pressing issue.

 
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"Cities are hubs of innovation, and grass-roots movements against air pollution in cities could be a driver of policy innovation. Local initiatives are calling for more action and citizens are demanding that their basic human right to breathe clean air is respected. This has recently prompted the Mayors of Paris and London to call for tough and legally binding targets on air pollution in the European Union. But it is not only their own health that citizens are concerned about. It is also the damage that is caused to the natural and cultural environment surrounding them. Because let’s not forget: air pollution can also destroy ecosystems and damage our cultural heritage severely. It can wreak havoc on everything that makes a city liveable."
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Your Next Home Could Run on Batteries

Your Next Home Could Run on Batteries | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
A combination of solar power and the rise of residential energy storage is paving the way for a new kind of cable cutting.
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The rise of these home batteries isn’t just a product of our collective obsession with new tech. Their adoption is being driven by a powerful need, says Ravi Manghani, of GTM Research: renewable energy. Without batteries and other means of energy storage, the ability of utility companies to deliver power could eventually be threatened.
 
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Industry welcomes £2.5 bn investment in Clean Growth

Industry welcomes £2.5 bn investment in Clean Growth | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The government's strategy for meeting environmental goals while ensuring economic growth has been welcomed as a move in the right direction

Via Cambium LLP
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In the energy sector, the document says, £900m of public money will be invested in innovation, including £265m on smart systems to reduce the cost of energy storage, £460m on nuclear fuels, and £177m on renewable, with wind turbine blades and foundations mentioned as a specific target.
 
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The UK Government says, "the move to economic growth is one of the greatest industrial opportunities of our time". With up to £2.5bn of investment of which £ 900m is set for low

 

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Leading business group presents a commercial case for delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals — Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Leading business group presents a commercial case for delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals — Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

22 September 2017 – Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is imperative for business growth, continuity and stability, according to a new report published today by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a group of leading companies including Marks & Spencer, Jaguar Land Rover, Hammerson plc, Tetra Pak, Novo Nordisk and Keller plc.

 

Achieving the United Nations SDGs will be both a unique opportunity and a profound challenge. A compelling business narrative and a systemic approach are required to help shift current thinking about economic progress towards models that deliver sustainable development. Without this shift, business commitment is unlikely to be sustained and rewarded with commercial success.

 
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The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has identified at least eight business-led approaches that have the potential to promote systemic change towards an economy that delivers the SDGs. 

Align the core business with sustainable outcomes 
1 Acknowledge the need for change and position the business for a sustainable future. 
2 Experiment with sustainable business models. 
3 Treat the SDGs as a holistic agenda. 

Demonstrate leadership on key issues and build followership 
4 Take an early lead on the most material issues and communicate your ambition to others. 
5 Set a vision for a sustainable sector and build the evidence for others to follow. 

Create space for innovation, collaboration and leadership 
6 Bring the key parties on board to create a better conversation and collectively intervene. 
7 Bring people along on the journey. 
8 Help governments raise the bar.
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De Blasio Vows to Cut Emissions in New York’s Larger Buildings

De Blasio Vows to Cut Emissions in New York’s Larger Buildings | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposed plan that would require buildings with more than 25,000 square feet of space to be more energy efficient.
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Mr. de Blasio said that the owners of smaller buildings would be offered low-interest loans. But of larger landlords, he said, “They can handle it.” Buildings that do not meet the requirement would be subject to fines, based on the size of the building and the degree to which they exceeded the energy use thresholds. A 30,000-square-foot building that substantially exceeded the threshold could be fined $60,000, according to a news release from the mayor’s office. Of the 23,000 buildings that are larger than 25,000 square feet, officials said that 14,500 are “the worst performing” in terms of energy efficiency, according to the news release.
 
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The 4th Industrial Revolution, is it all in the mind?

The 4th Industrial Revolution, is it all in the mind? | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The 4th Industrial Revolution : Cambium LLP Associate, Richard Lanyon-Hogg, asks "Is it time to step out of your cocooned intellectual echo chamber?"

Via Cambium LLP
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"There is possibly a broader issue facing the companies and workforce of today. Our mental approach to change, or put another way, how our cognitive thought-processes react to new technologies. Consider this thought: as our attention spans have shortened, and as we zoom along trying to make mental shortcuts (heuristics) to make decisions rapidly, is it possible when it comes to innovation we may naturally be being handicapped due to ‘cognitive biases’, or even a ‘cognitive capacity limit’. 
Quite possibly, we may ‘anchor’ to a piece of data we are exposed to while making a decision, regardless of pertinence or just simply doing what we’ve always done because we know no better. We may also ‘frame’, often drawing different conclusions from the same underlying information, depending on how it is presented. 
Over the last 50 years, many technological innovations have spread with stunning speed; don’t expect 4IR to be any less dramatic. This may terrify some people, it may also liberate others. There are potentially many amazing benefits, and of course, anybody used to “old fashioned” ways of working might question whether any new-fangled technique with its amazing benefits will outweigh all the effort and cost. Therefore, can a company, and its workers, afford to let the 4th industrial Revolution pass them by."
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The 4th Industrial Revolution : "Is it all in the mind?"

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A sign of the huge trade imbalance for global commodities: 45% of ships travel empty

A sign of the huge trade imbalance for global commodities: 45% of ships travel empty | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Imagine a ship carrying commodities from Australia to China, and another carrying the same, but in the opposite direction. Both routes are equal in distance. Yet that first journey, from Australia to China, costs 33% more, on average, than the return trip. This isn't because of tariffs, subsidies, or some other government policy...
Via Pascal Teboul
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"While China and Australia are extreme examples, these dynamics are largely the global norm. Looking at satellite data since 2012, Kalouptsidi and her colleagues determined that most countries are either net importers of commodities—like China and India—or net exporters, such as Australia, Brazil, the US, and Canada. So great are these trade asymmetries that, at any given time, around 45% of dry-bulk ships are cruising the seas carrying no cargo whatsoever."
 
 
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Community Solar Heads for Rooftops of NYC’s Public Housing Projects

Community Solar Heads for Rooftops of NYC’s Public Housing Projects | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
New York City’s public housing authority is taking bids in a plan to lease its roofs for community solar projects that could power thousands of urban homes.
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"Our goal is to help solar power be accessible by anybody in New York City, which is not the case currently," said Daphne Boret-Camguilhem, senior program manager for energy and sustainability at NYCHA. 
By expanding the use of rooftop solar, New York City would not only reduce its carbon footprint―the city has a goal to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050, and buildings are its largest sources of greenhouse gases―but also create renewable energy jobs for low-income residents and connect more communities to cleaner, cheaper power.
 
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COP23 : une coalition de 25 pays s'engage à sortir du charbon d'ici 2030

COP23 : une coalition de 25 pays s'engage à sortir du charbon d'ici 2030 | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Une coalition de 25 pays s'est engagé à ne plus utiliser de charbon, énergie fossile la plus polluante, d'ici l'horizon 2030.

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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La coalition « pour faire du charbon une énergie du passé » a été lancée à la veille de la clôture des négociations de la COP23 par la Canada et le Royaume-Uni. L’initiative de ces deux nations a rapidement été soutenue par 23 autres pays ou collectivités : on trouve notamment la France, le Danemark, la Belgique, l’Italie, le Mexique, le Costa Rica, la Nouvelle-Zélande, le Portugal et les États américains de l’Oregon et de Washington. 

La Powering Past Coal Alliance se définie comme un rassemblement de gouvernements, d’entreprises et d’organisations qui ont pour objectif commun l’accélération de la croissance propre et la protection du climat grâce à l’élimination rapide du charbon conventionnel. L’engagement des membres de cette coalition est donc simple : fermer progressivement toutes les centrales à charbon en activité sur leur territoire. Et ainsi se passer définitivement de cette énergie fossile d’ici 2030.
 
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Energies renouvelables : Google s’achète une image de bon élève

Energies renouvelables : Google s’achète une image de bon élève | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Le géant du web est en passe d’atteindre son objectif « 100 % d’énergies renouvelables » pour tous ses bureaux et data centers. Que cela signifie-t-il réellement ?

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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À chaque utilisation du moteur de recherche Google, à chaque page actualisée sur les comptes Gmail, à chaque vidéo téléchargée sur la plateforme Youtube… de l’énergie est utilisée. L’ensemble des infrastructures Google consommerait ainsi 5,7 térawatts-heures par an, soit à peu près l’équivalent d’une ville comme San Francisco (865 000 habitants). « Mais ce sont les data centers qui utilisent, de loin, le plus d’énergie », explique Marc Oman, responsable de l’approvisionnement en électricité pour les data centers de Google en Europe. 

Disons-le tout de suite : « 100 % d’énergies renouvelables » ne veut pas dire que la firme américaine alimente ses infrastructures uniquement avec de l’énergie propre. Ce chiffre signifie que la somme des énergies renouvelables achetées est égale à l’ensemble de l’électricité utilisée par l’entreprise.
 
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Annual ASEAN green investment needs to grow 400% to guard against environmental risks

Annual ASEAN green investment needs to grow 400% to guard against environmental risks | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Singapore, 15 November 2017 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region needs to increase green investment by 400 percent each year to protect its people and economies from climate change and other environmental shocks, according to new research released today.
- Green investment opportunity of USD 3 trillion from 2016-2030
- Current ASEAN green finance flows estimated at USD 40 billion per year 
- Green finance from private sector will need to increase tenfold
 

Via Dominique Martin- Ferrari
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Green Finance Opportunities in ASEAN, produced by financial services group DBS and the UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, finds that USD 3 trillion in green investment is needed between 2016 and 2030. This represents a new ASEAN green investment market 37 times the size of the global 2016 green bond market. 

 “ASEAN is undergoing transformational changes as it adapts to climate change and pivots towards a more sustainable path of development,” said Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of DBS. “At DBS, we believe there is no trade-off between promoting sustainable development and value creation for our shareholders – green finance can be good business too.”
 
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Ruthénium 106 : l’accident nucléaire en Russie en trois questions

Ruthénium 106 : l’accident nucléaire en Russie en trois questions | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
L’origine des traces radioactives, ciblée dès le mois d’octobre grâce à une méthode de modélisation française de pointe, a été niée en bloc pendant un mois par la Russie.

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La Russie a reconnu, lundi 20 novembre, qu’une concentration « extrêmement élevée » de substance radioactive avait été détectée à la fin de septembre dans plusieurs régions du pays, confirmant finalement les rapports de plusieurs réseaux européens de surveillance de la radioactivité. 
 
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The great nutrient collapse

The great nutrient collapse | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.
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Across nearly 130 varieties of plants and more than 15,000 samples collected from experiments over the past three decades, the overall concentration of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron had dropped by 8 percent on average.
 
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Accès à l’énergie : quelle évolution d'ici à 2030 ?

Accès à l’énergie : quelle évolution d'ici à 2030 ? | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Depuis 2012, plus de 100 millions de personnes supplémentaires accèdent chaque année à l’électricité dans le monde. L’électrification et l’accès à des systèmes de cuisson propres restent toutefois encore des défis majeurs, en particulier en Afrique subsaharienne.

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
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En 2016, près de 1,1 milliard de personnes dans le monde étaient encore dépourvues d’accès à l’électricité. Leur nombre a été réduit d’environ un tiers(3) depuis 2000, notamment grâce à une forte électrification de l’Asie (+ 870 millions de personnes depuis 2000).
 
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@GoldmanSachs | l'#investissement #ESG & #ImpactInvesting ne sont plus des niches #ISR #CSR

@GoldmanSachs | l'#investissement #ESG & #ImpactInvesting ne sont plus des niches #ISR #CSR | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
ESG and impact investing have gone from niches to the mainstream, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management officials.

Via François GARREAU
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Institutional clients of Goldman have been pushing for a greater allocation to ESG investments, said John Goldstein, who co-founded Imprint and is now a managing director at Goldman: “Instead of saying why can’t we do this with a small portion of our assets, they asked why can’t we do this with our whole portfolio?”
 
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CDP: Eight-Fold Increase in Global Companies Pricing Carbon Since 2013 | Sustainable Brands

CDP: Eight-Fold Increase in Global Companies Pricing Carbon Since 2013 | Sustainable Brands | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Putting a price on carbon is becoming the new normal for major multinationals, with almost 1,400 companies[1] factoring an internal carbon price into business plans, according to a new report from CDP. This represents an eight-fold leap in take up in the last four years, compared to just 150 companies in 2014, and includes more than 100 Fortune Global 500 companies with collective annual revenues of US$7 trillion[2].

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The research shows that more than three-quarters of the energy and utilities sectors’ market cap is currently pricing carbon internally, including US industry heavyweights such as National Grid, Exelon Corporation and PG&E Corporation. Over half of the materials and telecommunications sectors also intend to use an internal carbon price as early as 2019.
 
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A positive trend that will help improve the ROI on low carbon innovation

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Schneider Electric Expands New Energy Opportunities Network | Sustainable Brands

Schneider Electric Expands New Energy Opportunities Network | Sustainable Brands | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
C&I companies have played an increasing role in the demand for renewable energy, adding more than 8,000 GW of wind and solar power to the global grid since 2010. In Europe, 60 corporations have joined the U.K.-based RE100 and committed to source 100 percent of electricity from renewable resources. A further 150 European companies have agreed to set science-based targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, many of which will rely on renewable energy and other clean technologies to meet their goals.

Via EcoVadis
Stephane Bilodeau's insight:
“Even though there’s been a dramatic uptick in corporate adoption of clean, renewable energy, the complexity of today’s market can hinder many organizations,” said John Hoekstra, VP of Sustainability and Cleantech Services at Schneider Electric. “Technology, partners, financing and location are all variables that provide an endless array of opportunities, but can slow progress. The growing NEO Network community confirms the need for simplicity and clarity.”
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Corentin NOUVEAU's curator insight, December 7, 9:54 AM
Schneider Electric élargit son réseau de nouvelles opportunités énergétiques. L'entreprise développe un réseau nommé New Energy Opportunities (NEO), soit une communauté d'entreprise avant-gardistes engagée dans l'achat et le développement d'énergies renouvelables et de technologies propres utilisable dans le monde entier. Ce réseau fournit un accès exclusif à l’information sur le marché, aux informations sur les projets et les prix et les développeurs et fournisseur de technologies. Ce service est proposé aux organisations européennes afin qu'elles établissent au mieux des objectifs à atteindre en matière de développement durable et d'énergie propre. Ce sont des groupements d'entreprises qui s'intègrent au réseau comme Danone, Bic, Ferrero, GSK, Saint-Gobain, AEG, Equinix et encore VF Corporation. Le but visé est l'utilisation d'énergies propre et renouvelable pour toutes les opérations de ces entreprises. Scheiner Energy joue le rôle de modérateur de ce réseau et ainsi apporte son expérience du développement durable et de la gestion de l'énergie. Schneider éduque, informe et guide ses membres. La société est le plus grand consultant en énergies renouvelables du monde. Son activité se situe surtout en Europe et en Amérique du Nord. Schneider cherche à limiter la complexité du marché pour les énergies renouvelables qui freinent certaines entreprises à s'en doter. Il conseille sur l'emplacement, les partenaires, la technologie, le financement afin de réduire le plus possible les variables qui ralentissent l'acquisition d'énergies renouvelables. Les sociétés commerciales et industrielles jouent un rôle important et croissant dans la demande d'énergie renouvelable, elles ont ajouté plus de 8000 GW d'énergie éolienne et solaire au réseau mondial depuis 2010. 60 entreprises se sont engagées à s'approvisionner 100% en énergie propre. Et 150 autres entreprises ont accepté les objectifs de réduction de gaz à effet de serre. Ce réseau est un espace de l'innovation et du progrès sociétale, il partage les meilleurs pratiques pour mieux préserver notre planète.
 
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Climat: le monde avance sur l'accord de Paris, les Américains reviennent dans le jeu

Climat: le monde avance sur l'accord de Paris, les Américains reviennent dans le jeu | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it
Les ministres de l'Environnement d'une trentaine de pays ont débroussaillé samedi à Montréal les règles permettant d'atteindre les objectifs de réduction des émissions convenus dans l'accord de Paris, et ont acté le retour progressif dans le jeu des Etats-Unis.

Via Hubert MESSMER @Zehub on Twitter
Stephane Bilodeau's insight:
"Les Américains, qui avaient envoyé à Montréal un délégué, ont assoupli leur position. Selon Miguel Arias Cañete, commissaire européen à l'Action pour le climat, les Etats-Unis "ont indiqué qu'ils ne renégocieraient pas l'accord de Paris mais qu'ils allaient passer en revue les termes sur lesquels ils sont engagés par cet accord". "Tous les acteurs autour de la table, y compris les Etats-Unis, actent que l'accord de Paris est irréversible", a indiqué de son côté Nicolas Hulot, ministre français de la Transition écologique."
 
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