Greening the world
Mathieu Bouville

Transversal

Local everything

There is a trend (especially regarding electricity and food production) toward the local scale. [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/local-everything.html ]

Waiting for infrastructure

It would be impossible for a majority of cars to be electric without a massive battery-charging infra­struc­ture, whereas a majority of buildings could be made energy-efficient with­out any special infra­struc­ture. [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/waiting-for-infrastructure.html ]

Subventionner et punir (article en français)

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Cette bizarrerie qu'est l'agriculture biologique (article en français)

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Cartoon by Chris Madden: Outside the climate change conference, uncle Sam in huge shoes labeled 'carbon footprint': 'No one will take me seriously in these shoes'

Energy

Tell me how much energy your building uses, and I will tell you who you are

Based on data from close to a million buildings, can we tell whether older buildings are less efficient? What about smaller buildings? What is the part played by climate? [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/buildings-energy-use/ ]

Does solar electricity make sense in Europe

In most of Europe, electricity consumption peaks in winter, whereas solar production peaks in summer. Thus, solar electricity is not as valuable as superficial calculations indicate. [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/does-solar-electricity-make-sense-in-Europe.html ]

Oil must be expensive (and cheap too)

Oil must be expensive to curb consumption (and thus CO2 emissions). And it must at the same time be cheap to make uneconomical the tar sands and Arctic drills. [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/oil-must-be-both-expensive-and-cheap.html ]

Raboter le Mont Blanc (article en français)

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Le nucléaire économise la ressource la plus rare (article en français)

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Agriculture

The three brothers who did not raise pigs

A tale of agricultural production and waste, of fraternal love and porcine loathing [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/three-brothers-who-did-not-raise-pigs.html ]

Are vertical farms on the horizon?

It is well-established that one ought to build towns in the countryside, for the air is so much cleaner there. Some people recently decided to build farms in towns, for the customers are so much closer there… [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/vertical-farms-on-the-horizon.html ]

Comparing the different types of agricultural practices

Comparing conventional agriculture, organic production, integrated farming and permaculture; and re­defining mono­culture and poly­culture along the way. [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/comparing-different-types-of-agricultural-practices.html ]

Faire son compost (article en français)

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Food

Are animal pro­teins unhealthy?

Many studies claim to find a link between animal proteins and health problems. But does eating animal proteins really cause dis­eases that plant proteins do not? [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/are-animal-proteins-unhealthy.html ]

Reducing the environmental impact of agriculture (i.e. of food)

When asked about how to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture, many people will think of or­ganic food as an answer. But there are other solutions to implement, which are cheaper and better for your health. [ Read at www.mathieu.bouville.name/en/green/reducing-the-environmental-impact-of-agriculture-ie-of-food.html ]

Water

Combien de litres d'eau ? (article en français)

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© Mathieu Bouville, October 2015