Good morning, and welcome back to The Griddle, a morning menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. Today’s leading sustainability indicator is $187 billion. That’s how much was invested last year in building renewable power plants -- wind, sun, waves and biomass -- surpassing global investments in fossil fuels ($157 billion) for the first time in history, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. You can read more about it at our new site devoted to all things sustainability: www.bloomberg.com/sustainability.
And now, the news:
Local Strategies Are Replacing the Kyoto Global Pact (Washington Post)
EU Demand for Road Map Complicates Climate Talks (Bloomberg)
Mercedes-Benz Cuts CO2 Car Emissions (Reuters)
Working in the Himalayas to Prevent Disastrous Floods (New York Times)
The New Story of Stuff: Can We Consume Less? (Yale e360)