Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Program in Public Policy and the Doctoral Program in Political Economy and Government, Co-Chair of the Harvard Business School-Kennedy School Joint Degree Programs, and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.
The project will support the thermal refurbishment of residential buildings and the use of renewable energies in the region of Ile de France
The works consist mainly of improving the insulation of the buildings and windows as well as renovation of the heat generation and distribution system in the buildings, ventilation systems, and electric appliances which are part of the joint tenancy area (lights, pumps, etc.). The use of renewable energies (e.g. biomass or solar thermal collectors) may also be included in the works. Individual metering is foreseen in certain cases, for users to monitor their consumption.The works will lead to a decrease in energy consumption of the buildings. The performance level targeted is the “BBC Éffinergie Rénovation” label requirements which would correspond to a 50 - 70 % reduction of overall energy consumption of the buildings.
BAMB - Buildings As Material Banks - Project Consortium - launch of its Stakeholder Network. EU-funded H2020 https://t.co/Lz3M6Gz1fn 3 MayBR
The economic models that are used to inform climate policy currently contain an unhealthy dose of wishful thinking. Technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the air are assumed in the models that avoid dangerous climate change – but such technologies do not yet exist and it is unclear whether they could be deployed at a meaningful scale.
Giving a major boost to Open Science in Europe, the Commission today presented its blueprint for cloud-based services and world-class data infrastructure to ensure science, business and public services reap benefits of big data revolution.
By bolstering and interconnecting existing research infrastructure, the Commission plans to create a new European Open Science Cloud that will offer Europe's 1.7 million researchers and 70 million science and technology professionals a virtual environment to store, share and re-use their data across disciplines and borders. This will be underpinned by the European Data Infrastructure, deploying the high-bandwidth networks, large scale storage facilities and super-computer capacity necessary to effectively access and process large datasets stored in the cloud...
We have repackaged the data from a newer compilation put together by the Berkeley Earth, which is affiliated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Study combines 1.6 billion temperature reports from 16 pre-existing archives. It is nicely packaged and allows for slicing into interesting subsets (for example by country).
Climate change: the biggest threat of our age or a myth based on dodgy science? We're turning the data over to you https://t.co/E8PjZxFYMH