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http://www.unscear.org/unscear/en/fukushima.html
in categories effects, energy, health, international references, nuclear, radiation moreless
UNSCEAR's assessment of levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami. The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered major damage from the failure of equipment after the magnitude 9.0 event. moreless
https://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/15/20059/2015/acpd-15-20059-2015.pdf
in category sea moreless
Article postulates how global CO2 increase will have an accelerating effect on ice melt over timescales likely to be much shorter than previously thought, with dangerous effects on cities bordering on the sea. moreless
https://www.withouthotair.com
in categories energy, international references, solar, technology, wind moreless
MacKay deals with the essential numbers that put various clean energy sources into the context necessary to make sensible choices. He puts emphasis on energy density, or in other words, how much land is needed for each source, and how applicable each is in different environments. The finest source on the subject. moreless
https://www.pseudo-sciences.org/spip.php?article2626
in categories radiation, wind moreless
This study examines the voluminous data on the long term effects of radiation on the survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on their children. The results may be surprising. moreless
https://sauvonsleclimat.org/images/articles/pdf_files/Plaquette SLCHD 6.pdf
in categories economics, energy, french, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
A thorough mitigation scenario to contain temperature rise to 2°C. Gives detail requirements for all major GHG generating sectors. Much has been deduced from the situation in France, however the logic is transferable to other countries. moreless
https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=26912
in categories coal, fossil fuel, natural gas, petroleum moreless
Three fossil fuels — petroleum, natural gas, and coal — have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. In 2015, fossil fuels made up 81.5% of total U.S. energy consumption, the lowest fossil fuel share in the past century. In EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2016 Reference case projections, which reflect current laws and policies, that percentage declines to 76.6% by 2040. Policy changes or technology breakthroughs that go beyond the trend improvements included in the Reference case could significantly change that projection. moreless
https://www.carbontax.org/mythbusting/
in categories coal, economics, fossil fuel, government, natural gas, petroleum moreless
The entrenched power of the fossil-fuel industry and its political backers isn’t all that stands in the way of taxes on carbon pollution. Outmoded ideas and enduring myths about energy use and taxes are also factors. A list of 8 myths explained. moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWq4TTI_DNw
in categories coal, economics, fossil fuel, government, natural gas, petroleum, videos moreless
An interview with James Hansen at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Here, Dr. Hansen speaks in simple, politically astute terms about how best to put a price on carbon. We are already paying a carbon tax, with the lungs, brains, and organs of our citizens, and it is costing us billions. It’s time we face up to consciously pricing fossil fuels so that we can make market based, rational decisions on our energy policy. moreless
https://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/coalvswind/brief_coal.html#bf-toc-5
in categories causes, coal, fossil fuel, health, waste moreless
A 500 megawatt coal plant produces 3.5 billion kilowatt-hours per year, enough to power a city of about 140,000 people. It burns 1,430,000 tons of coal, uses 2.2 billion gallons of water and 146,000 tons of limestone. It also puts out, each year, a frightening list of noxious and toxic compounds. moreless
http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2014/20140221_DraftOpinion.pdf
in categories economics, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, international references, nuclear, sea, solar, wind moreless
Do numbers speak? Here are the numbers, and here are explanations of what they are saying. The truths are more important than the myths. Should be obligatory reading. moreless
http://csas.ei.columbia.edu/our-work/climate-data-2/graphs/
in categories causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, international references, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, sea, solar, wind moreless
The graphs show both the climate changes and the consequences over time. Click on the graph and see the scientific papers that support the graph data. moreless
https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ar4_syr.pdf
in categories carbon capture, causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, international references, mitigation, models, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups (WGs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Topic 1 summarizes observed changes in climate and their effects on natural and human systems, regardless of their causes, while Topic 2 assesses the causes of the observed changes. Topic 3 presents projections of future climate change and related impacts under different scenarios. Topic 4 discusses adaptation and mitigation options over the next few decades and their interactions with sustainable development. Excellent example of the thinking and methodology, but not the most recent data. moreless
http://www.unscear.org/unscear/en/faq.html
in categories international references, nuclear, radiation, waste moreless
UNSCEAR, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, is the international body with the responsibility to report on the exposure of people to radiation worldwide and to assess the scientific information on the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. The document discusses the following: What is radiation? How is radiation measured? How are people exposed to radiation? What levels of radiation exposure do people receive? What are the effects of exposure to radiation? moreless
https://jancovici.com/transition-energetique/nucleaire/sortir-du-nucleaire-cela-veut-dire-quoi-exactement/
in categories economics, effects, energy, french, health, nuclear moreless
Implications, economic and climatic, of exiting from nuclear. moreless
https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/chernobyl.pdf
in categories education and training, energy, international references, nuclear, radiation moreless
IAEA Summary report on the Chernobyl accident 20 years after. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry, causing a huge release of radionuclides over large areas of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Now, 20 years later, UN agencies and representatives of the three countries have reviewed the health, environmental and socio-economic consequences. moreless
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/06/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-actions-ensure-nuclear-energy
in categories economics, energy, government, industry, nuclear moreless
As detailed in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama is committed to using every appropriate tool to combat climate change. Nuclear power, which in 2014 generated about 60 percent of carbon-free electricity in the United States, continues to play a major role in efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector. The continued development of new and advanced nuclear technologies along with support for currently operating nuclear power plants is an important component of our clean energy strategy. moreless
https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library.aspx
in categories economics, energy, industry, nuclear, technology moreless
Facts, figures, energy and environment, country profiles, future developments, etc. moreless
http://2050-calculator-tool.decc.gov.uk
in categories government, models moreless
The UK is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels.To do this they must decarbonise the UK economy while ensuring secure and affordable energy supplies. This model enables users to experiment with different energy options and immediately see the results. moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5bVbfWuq-Q
in categories biofuel, energy, fossil fuel, habitation, mitigation, nuclear, solar, transportation, wind, videos moreless
David MacKay video showing why he believes in arithmetic, explains energy usage in UK in terms of average number of lightbulbs per day per person, and the landmass necessary to support each energy option. moreless
http://www.iceflowsgame.com/
in category sea moreless
Scientists and games developers have produced a free interactive game, "Ice Flows", to help demonstrate how the Antarctic Ice Sheet responds to climate change in an accessible way to children and game players of all ages. moreless
http://meteora.ucsd.edu/cnap/
in categories effects, sea, success and failures moreless
West Coast climate effect reposts on Sierra Nevada Snowpack, El Nino in California and Nevada, California heat waves, drought in Southern California, California, precipitation and a variety of similar reference reports. moreless
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d25MSGELvR0TL4n9xvt4_AGuPClynGfZidpndiepd10/edit#gid=1257563108
in categories nuclear, promising technology moreless
Detailed list of advanced reactor projects in US. moreless
https://voir.ca/philippe-gauthier/2016/08/01/lenergie-solaire-plombee-par-les-terres-rares/
in categories french, solar moreless
Discusses potential limits of photovoltaic manufacturing due to limitations of various rare minerals. moreless
https://sauvonsleclimat.org/images/articles/pdf_files/art_sel/Enforced nuclear-inderscience-site.pdf
in categories carbon capture, economics, energy, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios moreless
This paper proposes a modification of the IPPC mitigation scenario MESSAGE whereby large scale deployment of nuclear reactors are deployed from 2020 rather than 2060, thereby greatly reducing the need for yet unproven carbon capture. moreless
https://jancovici.com/en/energy-transition/energy-and-us/what-is-energy-actually/
in categories economics, energy moreless
Jancovici argues that it is not energy that depends on the economy, but the other way around. This has important consequences. The economy - depends strongly on energy. Our economy is "only" a large system to transform resources, taking into the environment all kind of things to turn them into products and services. As any transformation goes along with the use of energy, it seems logical that the output of the economy is strongly coupled to the amount of energy injected in the system. moreless
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0124074
in categories energy, fossil fuel, mitigation moreless
Shows how, based on Swedish and French deployment data, it would be possible to replace all fossil fuel used for electricity generation by nuclear. moreless
https://thinkprogress.org/planting-trees-climate-change-solution-3e5b6979561f/
in categories forests, mitigation moreless
Potential pitfalls of reforestation for climate mitigation that must be taken into consideration. moreless
https://blogs.plos.org/ecology/2015/12/14/are-forest-climate-mitigation-strategies-one-size-fits-all/
in categories forests, mitigation moreless
Explains the alternative reforestation options in different environments. moreless
https://collections.plos.org/responding-to-climate-change
in categories causes, economics, effects, energy, health, international references, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Massive climate documentation library. A “must” reference for diverse quality information. Few areas can benefit as much from Open Access as climate change research: the combination of public, scientific, and governmental interest with the mounting misinformation, unsubstantiated opinions, and unsourced data make public access to original, well-reported, and peer-reviewed climate change research of utmost importance. An international reference. moreless
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rec.12209/pdf
in categories agriculture, carbon capture, causes, economics, effects, forests, mitigation moreless
Tropical reforestation (TR) has been highlighted as an important intervention for climate change mitigation because of its carbon storage potential. TR can also play other frequently overlooked, but significant, roles in helping society and ecosystems adapt to climate variability and change. For example, reforestation can ameliorate climate-associated impacts of altered hydrological cycles in watersheds, protect coastal areas from increased storms, and provide habitat to reduce the probability of species’ extinctions under a changing climate. moreless
https://www.energie-crise.fr/La-folie-du-scenario-vent-eau-et-soleil-de-Mark-Z-Jacobson-Stanford
in categories energy, french, hydroelectric, mitigation, plans and scenarios, sea, solar, technology, transportation, wind moreless
Critique of Mark Jacobson’s wind, water and sun “solution” for French energy transition. moreless
https://www.energie-crise.fr/IMG/pdf/10-f.-wagner-l-houches-kurz.pdf
in categories coal, economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, mitigation, nuclear, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Max Planck Institut’s analysis of the German energy transition project and identification of its numerous limitations. moreless
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081648
in categories carbon capture, causes, economics, effects, energy, forests, government, industry, mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
James Hansen, et.al. Assessment of impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. We use Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilise climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts. moreless
https://www4.unfccc.int/ndcregistry/Pages/Home.aspx
in categories agriculture, economics, energy, forests, government, international references, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A public database of submitted INDCs. This data can be used to calculate a worldwide mitigation response. These commitments are expected to improve over time. moreless
https://bigpicture.unfccc.int/
in categories agriculture, economics, education and training, effects, government, international references, mitigation, models, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A United Nations overview of climate issues, activities, and science. This interactive guide gathers and shares information on GHG emissions, national policies and best practices including mitigation, adaption, and climate finance. Users can simulate policy options and view results. moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un2yBgIAxYs
in categories agriculture, carbon capture, causes, effects, forests, videos moreless
A forest is much more than what is seen, says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an understanding of how trees interrelate, often over vast distances. Understand the delicate balance of the forest and the concept of tipping points in forest health. moreless
https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/2015-state-climate-highlights
in categories agriculture, causes, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, government, international references, models, plans and scenarios, sea, technology moreless
The State of the Climate report series is an authoritative annual summary of the global climate. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the report is edited by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The 2015 report is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists from 62 countries, drawing on tens of thousands of measurements of Earth's climate. moreless
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/k6PUlijdrzPfCZbWm6y
in categories french, nuclear, radiation, videos moreless
Video (French) explaining the nature of the different products stored and their origins. 0.2% of what’s stored is highly radioactive, and represents 98% of the radioactivity. Information is also given about the products that are stored awaiting processing to be reused in future reactors. moreless
https://inventaire.andra.fr/
in categories french, nuclear, radiation, waste moreless
What, where, how much nuclear waste. Open source data is available for modelling or other use. Many useful references to associated topics. moreless
https://inventaire.andra.fr/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/fr/02-rapport_de_synthese.pdf
in categories french, nuclear, radiation moreless
Report gives a detailed description of the totality of material and waste, existing and future, present in France. the information is available as open source data. Excellent reference. moreless
http://www.sfen.org/rgn/allemagne-facture-electricite-envole
in categories economics, energy, french, plans and scenarios, success and failures, technology moreless
Discussions of the costs of the German Energy Transition plan, and its achievements and limitations. Conclusion: “Le rapport coût-bénéfice de la transition énergétique allemande est désastreux. En dépit de ces investissements astronomiques dans le développement des renouvelables, la décarbonisation du secteur électrique ne progresse pas. Les émissions des gaz à effet de serre sont mêmes revenues à leur niveau de 2009. Allemagne ne semble pas en mesure d’atteindre les objectifs climatiques qu’elle s’est fixée.” moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox_FZC6SGZc&feature=youtu.be
in categories energy, mitigation, nuclear, solar, success and failures, wind, videos moreless
Dr. Hansen and three other notable climate scientists argue that the CO2 reductions necessary to contain the global temperature rise cannot be achieved with proven technology without a considerable increase in the contribution of nuclear energy. moreless
https://www.carbonpricingleadership.org/what/
in categories economics, mitigation, negotiations moreless
The phrase “put a price on carbon” is becoming common in corporate and government conversation. The World Bank Group, business groups, and investors have called on governments and corporations to support carbon pricing as a way to bring down emissions and drive investment into cleaner options. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/571d109b04426270152febe0/t/5824e85e6a49638292ddd1c9/1478813795912/Order MTD.Aiken.pdf
in categories community, government, negotiations moreless
Plaintiffs, a diverse group of American children, argue that they have constitutional rights and government has an obligation to protect the climate for future generations. moreless
https://www.transparency-partnership.net/documents-tools/mrv-101-understanding-measurement-reporting-and-verification-climate-change
in categories community, education and training, government, international references, mitigation, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
Since the beginning of the UN’s international climate activities, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of Parties’ progress has been an important activity. For climate change mitigation recommendations to be effective and a useful planning tool, parties need reliable information on emissions and actions, both at home and worldwide. MRV is a term used to describe all measures which states take to collect data on emissions, mitigation actions and support, to compile this information in reports and inventories, and to subject these to international review or analysis. moreless
https://unfccc.int/files/focus/long-term_strategies/application/pdf/mid_century_strategy_report-final_red.pdf
in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, promising technology, recycling solutions, solar, success and failures, technology, transportation, wind moreless
US commitment to COP22. This document lays out a strategy to deeply decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050. This document has been presented immediately after the US 2016 election results. At this point in time, little is known about the future of these very worthwhile commitments. moreless
https://www.bmu.de/fileadmin/Daten_BMU/Download_PDF/Klimaschutz/klimaschutzplan_2050_kurzf_en_bf.pdf
in categories coal, economics, mitigation moreless
German Mid-Century Strategy plan. Very brief. Contains intentions with no measurable actions. In view of Germany’s reputation of being avant garde in the early adoption of renewables, this document deserves considerable scrutiny. Germany intends to define an actual strategy in 2018. Compared to the detailed American document, this is void of almost everything. moreless
http://climatecollege.unimelb.edu.au/ndc-indc-factsheets
in categories community, government, international references, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
The 4th November 2016, the Paris Agreement entered into force. 94 countries have ratified the Agreement. Ratification turns their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Most countries didn’t modify their INDCs. In total, there are now 162 NDCs and INDCs covering 191 countries, who are collectively responsible for more than 99% of global greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
https://sciencespot.co.uk/global-energy-issues-and-the-nuclear-question.html
in categories carbon capture, energy, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology, technology moreless
An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production by nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of climate change. Writing in the International Journal of Global Energy Issues, the team suggests that beginning in 2020 we could achieve an annual electricity output of 20 terawatts without needing to develop carbon dioxide trapping and storage technology for the tens of billions of tons of emissions that would otherwise drive global warming to catastrophic levels. moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/Integrated_Nuclear_Renewable_Energy_Systems.pdf
in categories energy, industry, nuclear, promising technology, technology moreless
In the next 30 years we expect to see substantial change in energy systems as the lifetime of existing plants ends and new plants are built with the EPA goals in mind. Replacement systems will have to enter a new operational paradigm in which integrated industrial-scale systems might provide the optimum way forward. An interesting view of future energy systems architecture. Does not take into consideration US political changes. moreless
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/239588-starting-2018-china-will-begin-turning-coal-plants-nuclear-reactors
in categories coal, economics, energy, mitigation, nuclear, technology moreless
Chinese atomic energy experts have announced an ambitious plan to begin turning the country’s coal plant infrastructure into working nuclear power stations. The first working demonstration unit could begin real commercial operations as early as 2018.The plan could reenforce China’s position as one of the world’s most aggressive actors on climate change — though just as important to China is nuclear’s ability to help deal with its growing problem with air pollution. moreless
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3235004/Trump-Transition-Questionaire-to-Dept-Energy.pdf
in categories coal, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Trump’s transition team has circulated a 74-point questionnaire at the Department of Energy asking for the names of employees and contractors who have attended climate change policy conferences, and associated emails and documents. This document is being scrutinised in an attempt to predict the new government’s climate policy. These questions could serve as the basis for a purge of EPA employees, and casts doubts on virtually all climate mitigation scenarios. moreless
https://www.data.gov/climate/
in categories community, effects, energy, forests, government, health, mitigation, sea, technology moreless
Data resources related to climate change that can help prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens. There is data and resources related to coastal flooding, food resilience, water, ecosystem vulnerability, human health, energy infrastructure, transportation and the Arctic region. Over time, additional data and tools relevant to other climate-related impacts will be added. moreless
https://toolkit.climate.gov/
in categories agriculture, causes, community, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, government, health, industry, mitigation, models, recycling solutions, technology, transportation, videos moreless
Frameworks and tools to understand and address climate issues that impact people and their communities. Build resilience to climate impacts, see what others are doing, explore local situations. moreless
https://toolkit.climate.gov/videos
in categories models, videos moreless
Many short videos on a wide panoply of climate related issues. moreless
https://www3.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/inventoryexplorer/index.html#allsectors/allgas/econsect/all
in categories mitigation, models, plans and scenarios moreless
The Data Explorer is an interactive tool that provides access to data from EPA's annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. You can create customised graphs, examine trends over time, and download the data. moreless
https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climate-change-science_.html
in categories education and training, effects, energy, mitigation, sea moreless
Climate science overview, causes of climate change, future of climate change and many other things. This agency is under serious threat from the incoming US administration. moreless
https://unfccc.int/files/mfc2013/application/pdf/fr_strategy_resume2.pdf
in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, coal, economics, energy, forests, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, recycling solutions, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Explains how France intends to reduce GHG to 140 Mt (divide by factor 4, 1990 — 2050) in two generations. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5515d9f9e4b04d5c3198b7bb/t/552d37bbe4b07a7dd69fcdbb/1429026747046/An Ecomodernist Manifesto.pdf
in categories agriculture, carbon capture, community, economics, effects, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, promising technology, technology moreless
A revolutionary reevaluation of environmentalism, with a high reliance on technology to provide human needs while providing environmental space for wilderness and wild things. moreless
https://decarbonizeurope.org/en/
in categories agriculture, coal, economics, effects, energy, forests, fossil fuel, habitation, industry, negotiations, plans and scenarios, transportation moreless
Nine propositions to take Europe to a post-carbon era before 2050. moreless
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56a45d683b0be33df885def6/t/58226d96d2b85731cb704dca/1478651293072/Clean Energy Emergency v17.pdf
in categories economics, effects, energy, nuclear, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Quantitative effects of replacing nuclear worldwide. moreless
https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/53066.pdf
in categories economics, energy, industry, promising technology, solar, technology moreless
Storing solar energy as heat is the only current renewable storage method. Document describes developing a cost Model and methodology to estimate costs for Thermal Energy Storage. moreless
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3449828/2017-1-5-FREEDOM-PARTNERSremoving-Barriers.pdf
in categories economics, government moreless
A list of Obama era regulations that business lobbyists want to eliminate and strategies to make this acceptable to the public. moreless
https://envirodatagov.org/
in categories education and training, energy, government, plans and scenarios moreless
Dismantling this infrastructure — which ranges from databases to satellites to models for climate, air, and water — could imperil the public’s right to know, the United States’ standing as a scientific leader, corporate accountability, and environmental protection. moreless
https://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/business-sites/en/global/corporate/pdfs/energy-economics/energy-outlook/bp-energy-outlook-2017.pdf
in categories economics, energy, government moreless
Rapid improvements in the competitiveness of renewable energy mean that increases in renewables, together with nuclear and hydro energy, provide around half of the increase in global energy out to 2035. Even so, the most likely path sees carbon emissions continuing to increase, indicating the need for further policy action. moreless
https://globalchange.mit.edu/sites/default/files/newsletters/files/2016-JP-Outlook.pdf
in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, economics, energy, forests, mitigation, models, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology, wind moreless
MIT RESEARCH MISSION Our integrated team of natural and social scientists studies the interactions among human and Earth systems to provide a sound foundation of scientific knowledge to aid decision makers in confronting future food, energy, water, climate, air pollution and other interwoven challenges. Much details on energy alternatives, including costs, safety, and timeliness of availability. moreless
https://www.sauvonsleclimat.org/images/articles/pdf_files/etudes/Electricites intermittentes.pdf
in categories economics, energy, french, habitation, solar, wind moreless
Wind and solar generated electricity, CO2, and prices for Western European households. moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX1r8OAmz9I
in categories causes, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, international references, models, plans and scenarios, videos moreless
Wakeup call for climate realism. moreless
https://www.tsp-data-portal.org/
in categories economics, energy, industry, models, technology moreless
Primary energy statistics, Climate. Data can be browsed, exported and modeled. moreless
https://energsustainsoc.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13705-014-0029-1
in categories economics, energy, solar, technology, wind moreless
This article presents some crucial findings of the joint research project entitled Storage of electric energy from renewable sources in the natural gas grid-water electrolysis and synthesis of gas components. The challenges of using these technologies on an industrial scale are discussed. moreless
https://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/
in categories causes, economics, education and training, international references moreless
Blogs by climate scientists supplemented by comments from anyone. Lots of sophisticated graphics. moreless
https://thebreakthrough.org/images/main_image/Where_the_Shale_Gas_Revolution_Came_From2.pdf
in categories energy, fossil fuel, government, industry, natural gas, petroleum, technology moreless
Government’s role in the development of hydraulic fracturing in shale. moreless
https://phys.org/news/2016-08-scientists-interactive-game-impact-climate.html
in categories education and training, models, sea moreless
The ice held in the Antarctic Ice Sheet has the potential to cause significant changes in sea level in the future, which will affect many people around the world. As a result, it is important that people have an awareness of the impact of a changing climate on the world's ice sheets, but this complex system is difficult to understand and predict. moreless
https://www.manicore.com/anglais/documentation_a/greenhouse/kaya_equation.html#titre
in categories economics, energy moreless
Greenhouse gas emissions, wealth, energy intensity, population. There should be a link between all those figures, that a number of experts – physicists, economists, engineers, demographers all discuss in their own fields. A simple equation, absolutely wonderful because it is precisely so simple (and, as we will see, so awful for the same reason), shows how these notions can be linked to one another moreless
https://tntcat.iiasa.ac.at/SspDb/dsd?Action=htmlpage&page=about
in categories community, mitigation, models, plans and scenarios moreless
The SSP database aims at the documentation of quantitative projections of the so-called Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and related Integrated Assessment scenarios. The SSPs are part of a new framework that the climate change research community has adopted to facilitate the integrated analysis of future climate impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptation, and mitigation.The database integrates GPD and urbanisation data with data on energy use and supply, land use, emissions, climate change and policy costs. moreless
https://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/economics/investing-in-climate-investing-in-growth_9789264273528-en#page1
in categories economics, government, mitigation moreless
OECD report that combines growth with meeting climate challenges. moreless
https://www.pnas.org/content/114/26/6722
in categories energy, hydroelectric, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar. Previous analyses have found that the most feasible route to a low-carbon energy future is one that adopts a diverse portfolio of technologies. In contrast, Jacobson et al. (2015) consider whether the future primary energy sources for the United States could be narrowed to almost exclusively wind, solar, and hydroelectric power and suggest that this can be done at “low-cost” Jacobson’s work had often been criticised by scientists, and worshiped by many “Green” organisation. In this article, his conclusions are shown to be falacous. moreless
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/business/energy-environment/renewable-energy-national-academy-matt-jacobson.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/climate&action=click&…
in categories economics, energy, hydroelectric, mitigation, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Finally the truth is coming out regarding the possibility of powering the entire US with only wind, sun and water. Jacobson understood that he could capture the populist ideological wing of the climate advocates, but the science caught up. moreless
https://senseaboutscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/making-sense-of-nuclear.pdf
in categories economics, energy, government, health, mitigation, nuclear, promising technology, radiation, recycling solutions, solar, technology, waste, wind moreless
In recent years some prominent advocates for the environment have become advocates for nuclear power. Film directors, parliamentarians, journalists and environmental campaigners: people who once were opposed to nuclear power have changed their minds. moreless
https://ideesrecuessurlenergie.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/consultation-asn-sur-lepr-la-democratie-defouloir/
in categories french, industry, nuclear, technology moreless
La dérive actuelle vers la démocratie d’opinion, encouragée par le système médiatique et la publicité dont elle dépend, ainsi que par des politiciens carriéristes, conduit à affirmer que le nucléaire a manqué de concertation dans l’orientation avangardiste prise en 1974, et que l’arbitrage consensuel des experts qualifiés doit être désormais assorti d’une “consultation” des citoyens. L’important semble donc être que chacun puisse verbaliser ses angoisses, avoir l’impression d’être écouté. moreless
http://www.sfen.org/rgn/recyclage-reduire-empreinte-environnementale-nucleaire
in categories french, nuclear, radiation, recycling solutions, waste moreless
An explanation of recycling used nuclear fuel and its environmental advantages. Details explained and calculations show the environmental impact, and compare with other resources. moreless
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2017-02/documents/2017_complete_report.pdf
in categories government, industry, international references, transportation moreless
In 2015, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,586.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMT CO2 Eq.). Total U.S. emissions have increased by 3.5 percent from 1990 to 2013, and emissions decreased from 2014 to 2015 by 2.3 percent (153.0 MMT CO2 Eq.). The decrease in total greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2015 was driven in large part by a decrease in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. Data for 2016 are not included. Due to current political situation, improvements are unlikely to be repeated. moreless
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa815f
in categories fossil fuel, government moreless
This paper assesses whether ExxonMobil Corporation has in the past misled the general public about climate change. moreless
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7494
in categories causes, effects moreless
Climate change is a risk management challenge for society, with uncertain but potentially severe outcomes affecting natural and human systems, across generations. Managing climate-related risks will be more difficult without a base of knowledge and practice aimed at identifying and evaluating specific risks, and their likelihood and consequences, as well as potential actions to promote resilience in the face of these risks.An interesting article suggests that study of climate problems should move beyond the realms of physics and factor in socio-economic risk management. Much useful methodology already exists. moreless
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlEttVCIqdk
in categories energy, nuclear, videos moreless
Dealing with nuclear’s image. moreless
https://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/reports/2012/system-effects-exec-sum.pdf
in categories economics, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, wind moreless
Electricity generating power plants interact with each other and their customers through the electricity grid as well as the wider natural, economic and social environment. This means that electricity production generates costs beyond the perimeter of the individual plant. moreless
https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr
in categories effects, models, sea moreless
A mapping tool to visualise local impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise (up to 6 feet above average high tides). Photo simulations of how future flooding might look, as well as data related to water depth, connectivity, flood frequency, socio-economic vulnerability, wetland loss and migration. US only. moreless
https://science2017.globalchange.gov/
in categories agriculture, causes, economics, energy, forests, government, habitation, health, international references, models, sea moreless
This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. moreless
https://jancovici.com/transition-energetique/renouvelables/100-renouvelable-pour-pas-plus-cher-fastoche/
in categories economics, energy, fossil fuel, french, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, success and failures, technology, wind moreless
J M Jancovici explains why RE is 6x more expensive than nuclear, and 10x more for solar. moreless
https://www.elysee.fr/emmanuel-macron/2017/11/15/discours-du-president-de-la-republique-emmanuel-macron-lors-de-la-cop23-a-bonn
in categories economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, transportation, wind, podcasts moreless
French President Macron’s speech at COP23, which clarified French climate policy. The speech followed the science, unlike previous presidents’ speeches on the subject. It’s an example of lucidity and good sense. moreless
https://euanmearns.com/grid-scale-storage-of-renewable-energy-the-impossible-dream/
in categories economics, energy, government, solar, technology, wind moreless
At present, grid-scale wind and solar generation all over the world is being accommodated into power grids indirectly, mainly through combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) ramping up and down to balance variable renewable energy (RE) supply. To become truly carbon free 100% RE, two strategies have been pursued. moreless
https://academie-technologies-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/2017/11/29/12/57/32/375/Joint_Franco_Chinese_Report_on_the_Nuclear_Energy_Future_07_09_2017.pdf
in categories energy, government, nuclear, plans and scenarios, radiation, recycling solutions, waste moreless
In the later part of 2016 the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the French Academies (National Academy of Technologies of France and French Academy of Sciences) set up a joint Franco-Chinese study group. Its general objective was to prepare a common position paper to distill policies and technology options, including safety and waste management, for making nuclear power generation a component of future energy mixes in countries with the appropriate potential for implementing this energy. moreless
https://www.sauvonsleclimat.org/fr/base-documentaire/le-vent-ou-le-nucleaire
in categories economics, energy, french, government, nuclear, plans and scenarios, wind moreless
Paper shows the impossibility of replacing 1/3 of the French nuclear capacity by 2025 with wind and solar. moreless
http://energyforhumanity.org/en/resources/downloads-en/european-climate-leadership-report-2017-measuring-the-metrics-that-matter/
in categories economics, energy, government, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology moreless
The new report ranks European countries on their climate leadership using official Eurostat data and exclusive data from ElectricityMap.org. moreless
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544217318145
in categories economics, energy, industry, plans and scenarios, technology moreless
Grid-level energy storage is an emerging technology that provides operational flexibility for managing electricity demand, integrating renewable energy, and improving system reliability. However, it has been established that revenue-maximising grid-level energy storage tends to increase system emissions in current US electricity grids. moreless
https://climateactiontracker.org/
in categories government, industry, international references, success and failures, technology moreless
The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges, targets and INDCs and currently implemented policy to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
https://passiiviidentiteetti.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/part-1-why-does-mark-jacobson-hate-finland/
in categories economics, energy, hydroelectric, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Hysterically funny, ironic, and scientifically precise critique of Jacobson’s “100% wind, water and sun” scenario applied to Finland. Rauli Partanen is an author, commentator, and member of SOP. moreless
http://www.geopolitique-electricite.fr/documents/ene-214.pdf
in categories economics, energy, french, government, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Il est frappant de constater le peu d’impact en près de quinze ans sur le mix énergétique d’une politique volontariste de transition focalisée sur l’électricité et le couple éolien-solaire. Et basée sur de lourds investissements et des subventions massives. Eolien et solaire ne fournissent même pas 5% de la consommation totale d’énergie en 2016. Par contre les dégâts collatéraux sont réels. Les prix de gros du marché de l’électricité s’effondrent et les tarifs des consommateurs s’envolent. moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/616_Planete.pdf
in categories causes, french, sea moreless
De 2008 à 2011, une pause apparente du réchauffement global semblait sonner le glas de la thèse du changement climatique, pourtant prouvée par le recul historique de la banquise arctique en 2007 et le triplement constaté du rythme de montée des eaux au vingtième siècle (30 cm au lieu de 10 cm par siècle durant les 50 siècles précédents). moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/GermanEnergyTransitionMcKinsey-2016.png
in categories economics, solar, success and failures, wind moreless
Table showing German energy transition, created by McKinsey consultants for the German government. moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/Heavy_Precipitation_High_Temp.pdf
in categories causes, effects, models moreless
Climate change includes not only changes in mean climate but also in weather extremes. For a few prominent heatwaves and heavy precipitation events a human contribution to their occurrence has been demonstrated. Here we apply a similar framework but estimate what fraction of all globally occurring heavy precipitation and hot extremes is attributable to warming. moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/HighCostofFear.pdf
in categories effects, energy, nuclear moreless
Why did South Korea, a major player in the worldwide nuclear power industry, consider abandoning nuclear power? What were the influences, the consequences, and the ultimate outcome? moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/Power-to-Decarbonize.pdf
in categories causes, effects, energy, nuclear, success and failures moreless
In the summer of 2017, EP Senior Analyst Mark Nelson and EP Research Fellow Arun Ramamurthy took the analyses of energy decarbonization a step further. moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/WindTurbineOutputSmoothing.pdf
in categories energy, french, wind moreless
Le lissage de la production d’électricité éolienne est une nécessité absolue pour tout scénario énergétique dans lequel cette électricité représenterait plus de 30% de la consommation. Des trois types de stockage habituellement proposés, batteries, STEPs et transformations électricité-gaz puis gaz-électricité, seul le troisième est envisageable à court ou moyen terme. moreless
https://savingourplanet.net/library/documents/WorldEnergyScenarios2016.pdf
in categories economics, energy, government, hydroelectric, industry, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, technology, transportation, waste, wind moreless
Substantial reduction in carbon intensity drives carbon emissions to peak between 2020 and 2040 across the three scenarios. Still, to reach global climate targets, the world needs an exceptional and enduring effort on top of already pledged commitments, and coordinated global action at unprecedented levels, with meaningful carbon prices. moreless
https://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/suivi-strategie-nationale-bas-carbone
in categories biofuel, coal, energy, fossil fuel, french, government, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, success and failures, transportation, waste, wind moreless
A biannual dashboard that reports on the progress of the energy transition plan - sector by sector vs the objectives. This first iteration shows that achievements are already behind objectives, and suggests that economic subsidies are aimed at the wrong targets. moreless
https://www.electricitymap.org/?wind=true&solar=false&page=country&remote=true&countryCode=HU
in categories energy, models moreless
Follow electricity generation in real time. Check installed capacity of different sources. Check carbon intensity of electricity imports and exports. In some places, data isn’t available, and some installed capacity values aren’t up to date, however, with movement to national measurements and “dashboards”, information is expected to become available quicker. moreless
https://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Smoke-Fumes-FINAL.pdf
in categories economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, industry moreless
This report was written to answer the questions: What did the fossil fuel companies know? When did they know it? What did they do about it? For what can we hold them legally and morally responsible? moreless
https://www.actu-environnement.com/ae/news/infographie-electricite-france-emissions-carbone-30672.php4
in categories causes, effects, energy, french, hydroelectric, success and failures moreless
While electric power consumption has remained stable for several years, CO2 continues to rise in spite of significant increases in renewable energy capacity. Official details are in this Electricity Balance Sheet. In French. moreless
https://www.actu-environnement.com/ae/news/justice-climatique-droit-international-environnement-christian-huglo-30668.php4
in categories french, negotiations moreless
Climate risks cover multiple aspects, including scientific, economic, legal and political. The legal aspect is taking on a more prominent role, and is gradually becoming a useful tool. In French. moreless
http://carbonmajors.org/
in categories energy, industry moreless
“Carbon Majors” refers to a peer-reviewed study published in the scientific journal Climatic Change. The study’s published title is Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854-2010 moreless
https://timeforchange.org/cumulative-co2-emissions-by-country
in categories agriculture, biofuel, coal, energy, fossil fuel, habitation, hydroelectric, industry, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, solar, transportation, wind moreless
Graph showing most of the climate-related parameters, including the cumulative CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions by country. Much useful data. Data source was the World Resources Institute. moreless
https://klimalog.die-gdi.de/ndc/#NDCExplorer/worldMap?INDC??income???catIncome
in categories carbon capture, economics, energy, forests, international references, mitigation, models, plans and scenarios moreless
An interactive graphic showing the world’s NDCs, sorted by income and many other categories. moreless
https://www.globalforestwatch.org/dashboards/global
in categories agriculture, biofuel, carbon capture, forests, government, success and failures moreless
List of all countries’ forest coverage, including increase and decreases. moreless
https://southwestnuclearhub.ac.uk/research/case-studies/coping-with-a-big-nuclear-accident/
in categories education and training, effects, energy, government, health, international references, nuclear, plans and scenarios, radiation, success and failures moreless
Analysis and critique of previous disaster responses, and lessons for the future. moreless
https://www.globalcarbonproject.org/
in categories agriculture, causes, education and training, effects, energy, forests, success and failures, technology moreless
The Global Carbon Project (GCP) studies the integrated picture of the carbon cycle and other interacting bio-geochemical cycles, including biophysical and human dimensions and their interactions and feedbacks. Covers three themes: Diagnostics, Vulnerability and Carbon Management and policy. Much useful data. moreless
https://www.citepa.org/fr/
in categories effects, french, habitation, industry, plans and scenarios moreless
A good source of French climate measurements and programs. Partially translated to English. moreless
http://globalenergyobservatory.org/
in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, hydroelectric, industry, international references, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, solar, success and failures, technology, wind moreless
Vast source of energy data, including power plants, fuels and resources, energy transmission, and energy consumers. Data presented in many ways. Current worldwide list of coal power plants from this site. moreless
http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/UF-High-temperature-reactors-for-energy-neutral-mineral-extraction-2407187.html
in categories economics, energy, nuclear, promising technology, technology moreless
High temperature gas cooled reactors have the potential to make the recovery of uranium from unconventional ores energy neutral, a four-year multinational International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) research project has found.Energy neutrality is reached if the energy produced from the extracted uranium is equal to or larger than the energy required for primary ore processing, uranium extraction, conversion, enrichment and fuel production. moreless
https://public.tableau.com/profile/third.way#!/vizhome/AdvancedNuclearIndustry_TheNextGeneration/Dashboard1
in categories economics, energy, industry, nuclear, technology moreless
A map to help find the next gen nuclear projects in the US and Canada. moreless
https://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/programmations-pluriannuelles-lenergie-ppe
in categories energy, french, government, industry, plans and scenarios, technology moreless
A starting point for data regarding the modification of the energy development plans for the periods 2018-2023 and 2024-2028. The French energy transition plan mandates these periodic revisions. There are many documents that can be downloaded. Some have found this a curious way to decide technically complex issues. Most docs in French, a few in English. moreless
https://www.ecologique-solidaire.gouv.fr/strategie-nationale-bas-carbone-snbc
in categories economics, effects, energy, french, government, habitation, industry, mitigation, plans and scenarios, technology, transportation moreless
Definition of objectives and tasks necessary to bring France into line with the objectives defined by the COP21 Paris climate agreement. Reporting is to begin in 2018 and every five years thereafter. moreless
http://fes.nationalgrid.com/fes-document/
in categories community, economics, energy, government, industry, models, plans and scenarios, technology moreless
Describes modelling undertaken to examine different grid structures based on a variety of energy scenarios, with explanations. Several documents to download. moreless
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/coal-generation-in-great-britain-the-pathway-to-a-low-carbon-future
in categories coal, economics, effects, energy, government, health, industry, mitigation moreless
British government’s plans to complete coal phase-out by 2025. moreless
https://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/08/09/crucial-global-climate-fund-facing-massive-challenges/
in categories economics, government, success and failures moreless
The future of the UN’s major climate fund hangs in the balance, with a looming cash shortfall and a boardroom locked in conflict.That is the assessment of international green leader Frank Rijsberman, in the most candid high-profile interview on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) since its board meeting collapsed last month. moreless
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/05/climate/trump-environment-rules-reversed.html
in categories effects, energy, government, plans and scenarios, success and failures moreless
Detail list of regulatory roll-back under Trump. America’s retreat on climate. moreless

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