Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trends; the latest on Carbon Capture and Storage


“This has been a busy and exciting month for Worldwatch’s Climate and Energy team. We published two Vital Signs Online trends, on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the status of Carbon Capture and Storage; finalized our first Sustainable Energy Roadmap in the Dominican Republic; and continued our tireless research on global sustainable energy issues.”

Alexander Ochs, Worldwatch Institute []

What Would You Sacrifice for a Secure Future? Worldwatch Inst.

A new book, (Firestone GE170 .E5774 2010) The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice, challenges the widely held assumption that people will not sacrifice for environmental goals. In his own take on the topic, Worldwatch senior researcher Erick Assadourian observes that even the word “sacrifice” has become taboo – associated more with violent rituals (think Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) than with its root meaning, “to make “sacred.”

Read: What Would You Sacrifice for a Secure Future? by Erik Assadourian

Source: Worldwatch Institute mailer, Oct. 7, 2010

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ReVolt, Worldwatch’s blog on Energy & the Environment


The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Blog

Revolt is a free online news blog from the Worldwatch Institute. Its latest articles include a Chinese Cap & Trade plan, an alternate measure to the GDP, and clean energy in Massachusetts.

REN21 – Renewables 2007 Global Status Report

REN21 – Renewables 2007 Global Status Report
Source: Worldwatch Institute

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April 13, 2008 at 11:51 am · Filed under Energy, Environment, International

“The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal.

The report is the product of an international team of over 140 researchers and contributors from both developed and developing countries, drawing upon wide-ranging information and expertise across technologies, markets, and countries. Sections include: Global Market Overview, Investment Flows, Industry Trends, Policy Landscape, and Rural (Off-Grid) Renewable Energy. The policy section provides overviews of: policy targets for renewable energy, power generation promotion policies, solar hot water/heating policies, biofuels policies, municipal policies, and green power purchasing and renewable electricity certificates.”


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World Population Day, July 11th

World Population Day 2007: A New Urbanite Every Two Seconds

Source: Worldwatch Institute []

Every two seconds, one person joins the planet’s expanding urban population, and in 2008, for the first time in human history, a majority of people will live in cities. Last week, the UN Population Fund released its State of World Population 2007 report, which calls for a “revolution in thinking” to help cities unleash their potential to spur economic growth and solve social problems.

In this video of the launch event in Washington, D.C., Worldwatch President Christopher Flavin discusses the imperative of developing our urbanizing world sustainably in order to meet the needs of the 1.1 billion people projected to join the world’s population between now and 2030. Over half of these people may live in under-serviced slums, according to Worldwatch’s recent report State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future.

Princeton University Library keeps the latest edition(s) of this title in both Stokes Library and the Pliny Fisk collection in Firestone under the call number: HD59 .S82.