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Finalmente arriva il primo rapporto organico (della @IEA) sui costi ambientali della #transizioneecologica. E i dati sono allucinanti.
Tanto per cominciare, il rapporto mette un punto fermo sulla mobilità elettrica: oggi un'auto elettrica emette quanto una Citroen C3. Diesel. Questo conferma la posizione del Ministro @LDO_CTIO, accusato di spacciare bufale da @Legambiente, @Greenpeace_ITA e tanti attivisti. Image
Non solo. In futuro, quando andremo "a tutte rinnovabili", l'auto elettrica emetterà quanto un'ibrida del 2014. Quindi stiamo camminando all'indietro. Image
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The #First100Days of a president’s term are historically their best chance to enact their agenda. What has Biden done?
Biden and Harris promised to implement a public option and lower the age of Medicare to 60, policies that fail to cover the 92 million Americans who are uninsured or underinsured and save the 68,000 who die every year from a lack of insurance. #MedicareForAll
But Biden and the Democrats didn’t even live up to these moderate pledges. Instead, they expanded COBRA subsidies, funneling tens of billions of dollars to health insurance corporations that are already making record profits as they jack up premiums and increasingly deny claims.
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It was a good to join @TheWorld’s @MarcoWermer and @BTI's Zeke @hausfath to question the compatibility of our relentless #GrowthDependency and achieving carbon targets. A few reflections on the discussion in this thread 1/7
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We all agree that rapid absolute #decoupling of emissions (not to mention impacts on #biodiversity etc) is necessary. And possible. By investing in cleaner technology #renewables #efficiency #circulareconomy #greennewdeal @AOC 2/7
Our disagreement arises from whether technology is sufficient to achieve what’s needed – to stay within 1.5 degrees for instance – without challenging @GretaThunberg’s ‘fairytales of eternal economic growth’ #theredqueen 3/7
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A year ago, I set out to identify and examine the corporate donors to @larsenrick's campaigns to help demonstrate the connections between his centrist business-friendly attitudes with the sacks of cash he would receive from industry special interests.

With @CallForCongress challenging Rick again for 2022, I went back to basics and began looking into the donors again, now with greater knowledge of how to sort and analyze the data. What I've come away with is a much deeper understanding of just who is giving @larsenrick money.
I started with Rick's Climate Criminals last time, and that's where I'll begin again this time.

Altogether, 47 fossil fuel corporations and PACs—including Exxon Mobil and BP—have given #GreenNewDeal opponent @RepRickLarsen at least $433,699 since 2002.

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Just want to point out that it's literally impossible for the planet to “efficiency” its way to decarbonizing air travel. It's simply not true and in order to facilitate the emissions cuts that are necessary, we would need to convert every single airliner to biofuels—right now.
That isn't just me talking, @larsenrick, that's the International Civil Aviation Organization saying this:

“Achievement of carbon neutral growth at 2020 emissions levels out to 2050 would require nearly complete replacement of petroleum-based jet fuel”.
And that's only assuming the *best-case scenario* in terms of agricultural output, technological development, market conditions, and government policy all aligning around achieving that—which is not happening, @larsenrick. You're being misled by industry lobbyists.
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Research Director at @GISP_Tweets & University of Kansas City, Professor Mathew Forstater explains the #GreenNewDeal and what it means for our lives and the economy.
How does the #JobGuarantee fit in with proposals to transition the global economy onto a greener path?
What is green provisioning? What are the changes necessary to sustain critical industries? How can all nations benefit from the development of new technologies?
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I don't know who needs to hear this but while you're trying to "dunk" on effective communicators like AOC on Twitter, they're out there taking messages of mass transformation to ever-expanding audiences...not only building favor for policy ideas like the #GreenNewDeal BUT also...
...increasing their individual name ID and popularity as well.
And I know it feels like you're doing something on Twitter, but it's having very little electoral or systemic impact.

The only way the left wins is by building massive big tent movements. That requires intentional relationship-building and showing up in communities consistently.
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Yesterday, California Community Power cacommunitypower.org, a Joint Powers Agency comprised of ten California community choice aggregators covering 2.9M customers & 140 municipalities took a major step to adopting the policies that need to be at the heart of the #GreenNewDeal.
Several months ago NorCal @IBEW locals & Building Trades Councils joined with @CA_BlueGreen, @SierraClub, & @climatecampaign to demand that this new energy agency spanning from Humboldt to Yolo to Santa Barbara adopt strong labor & environmental policies for energy procurement.
While CA labor laws set strong wage and workforce standards for publicly funded construction, they don't cover procurement contracts to buy the energy produced by privately constructed projects making nightmare scenarios like these a real possibility,
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"enough to power 10 million homes for a year"

There are 350+ million people in the US. This is insufficient given the climate crisis deadline of 2030 that is quickly approaching. A #GreenNewDeal would power *every* home by renewables within 10 years.
Furthermore: the bulk of energy and carbon use is not by homes, but by *industry*. Notice that's left out of the description; Biden doesn't have much of a plan there (other than to keep up fracking).

The #GreenNewDeal would put industry on renewables energy within 10 years too.
"an anticipated $3 trillion package to prioritize green infrastructure"

"set aside $128 million to help speed up deployment of solar technologies"

$100 million for nationwide deployment of solar would be laughable if crisis wasn't so urgent. It needs to be billions per year.
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💵) How many times do you need telling?
It's exactly the same in the UK. The government cannot run out of money! Tell the people about Modern Monetary Theory and change the world!! #MMT #LearnMMT #JobGuarantee #GreenNewDeal
💷💷) The UK government is *not* short of money!
And they do *not* need 'taxpayers' money' to spend!!
💷💵💷) And they do *not* need to borrow!
The UK government can create as much money as necessary to ensure full employment and that everyone's normal needs are met!! They just choose not to do so!!!
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We need to truly BreakTheDuopoly.org w/ #NationalRankedChoiceVoting. It would restore #democracy! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives that includes #NotMeUs + some w/ #YangGang!
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.@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in an #Election May! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
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.@GaryChambersJr🔹is running for #LA02 3/20/21 an open seat as @RepRichmond🔹vacates it. He’s 💯grassroots and will fight for someone he doesnt even know #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll
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Looking forward to a deep-dive into yesterday's #Budget2021 speech, with commentary from an interesting panel discussion #NEFBriefing
.@roswynnejones opens the seminar by saying that #Budget2021 was “one of the most important Budgets of modern history”. Due to #Coronavirus, our interaction with the state had changed in ways that would previously have seemed unimaginable #NEFBriefing
Wynne-Jones says that many key issues were left out of #Budget2020, such as funding for #SocialCare or #WelfareReform, but its big spending has also “offended Thatcherites” #NEFBriefing
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NEW REPORT: Mainstream media undermined Sanders.

I just completed a report on what happened Last Year on Super Tuesday. I'm a social science major and I used my expertise to find out how positive or negative the coverage was of Biden vs @BernieSanders over six weeks.
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I drew on an InTheseTimes study of Positive and Negative coverage of Sanders, a Washington Post study showing majority of Americans only read headlines, and an article by Salon on how Biden earned between $70.9 to $100 million in the equivalent of free advertising by the MSM.
I used Google’s advanced settings to identify media coverage of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders between key dates. I used seven mainstream media sources for this study: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, MSM, Politico, The Atlantic, and CNN. 3/11
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A 20 year journey from the Red Paper to the Private Finance Initiative. Brother Andrew works for EDF Energy. Gordon's key advisors Ed Balls father-in-law, Yvette's dad Tony Cooper, is a long-standing nuclear lobbyist. Brown, Power, Money, PFI & more. 23T🧵 powerbase.info/index.php/Gord…
2. According to Paul Richards, Brown is a longstanding admirer of Gertrude Himmelfarb:

She is the wife of neoconservative godfather Irving Kristol, mother of William Kristol, the cofounder of Project for the New American Century. (PNAC) a neoconservative think tank. #StarmerOut
3. 1994, Brown had moved sufficiently to the right for him to author "Financing Infrastructure Investment" The document was described by The Guardian as 'A call for massive injections of private-sector cash into every corner of the public sector - including Hospitals and Schools'
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Hi everyone. Just a reminder I'm doing a Post Live chat tomorrow at 12:30 and would love for you to attend or send questions in advance! Here are pieces I can discuss from the past few months: 1/ washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
I've written a lot about how the Covid-19 pandemic and the steps we've taken to combat it are increasing inequality. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/… 2/
I've taken on the failures of remote education. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/… 3/
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As the snow melts in #Texas I hope we can all pause and reflect on the many implications of the #TexasBlackout.

In this THREAD I hope to address them all.

First let me express my sincere and profound condolences to all those Texans who have suffered devastating loss.
😔🙏
While it's been a hoot to bash someone as hateful as Ted #CancunCruz, the recent events in Texas have implications much more profound than the actions of one idiotic US Senator. I'll try to break it down into 3 sections.
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#TexasBlackout #DemCast #EveryVoice #FreshVoicesRise
1. #ClimateChange/US Infrastructure preparedness.
2. A little history. Why and how did this happen?
3. Performative Governance/The Blame Game!

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#TexasBlackout #DemCast #EveryVoice #FreshVoicesRise
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Tuning into @DSAecosocialism's #TexasFreeze 101 webinar. Our TX comrades are discussing how this disaster is the free market at work - risk is socialized and rewards are privatized as private energy & the politicians who enable them put profit over light & heat for our people.
Analyzing who has been impacted most by the #TexasFreeze shows how climate and energy issues are inextricably linked to anti-racism, abolition, housing and so much more. Our communities of color, incarcerated, houseless, and disabled populations are most at risk.
How did capitalism lead to the #TexasFreeze? When we privatize our grid (or rely on investor-owned utilities, like DTE here in A2) the first priority is always to maximize shareholder profits - not to help residents afford electric bills or stay safe in weather emergencies.
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Yall really going feel this Texas storm zerohedge.com/commodities/pa…
More than 4 million barrels a day of output — almost 40% of the nation’s crude production — is now offline

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Oil production nationwide has been cut by at least a third and in the Permian Basin of Texas, the heart of America’s shale industry, output has plummeted by as much as 65%.
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Lets be clear on what’s happening here: in the middle of severe snow storms & power outages Texas Republican officials are making a move to bolster the oil/gas industry and strip the state of its renewable energy sources. This is what @NaomiAKlein has called “disaster capitalism”
Explaining how this shock doctrine works @NaomiAKlein points out that “free-market” ideologues wait for a disaster & then “when we are psychologically unmoored & physically uprooted, that these artists of the real plunge in their hands and begin their work of remaking the world”
What we are seeing here is the shock doctrine at work: as Texans reel from this disaster, state Republicans are laying the ground for furthering the capitalist interests of the oil/gas industry & shifting energy production away from any renewable sources, even though they know...
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Governments default all the time on their obligations. To the unemployed; to women; to the disabled; to the young; to the aged; to all in poverty; to those facing institutional racism; to the environment. Those are debts which can never be repaid and which we shouldn't tolerate.
Treasury, Reserve Bank of Australia and Money -
Dr Steven Hail (Part 1) @StevenHailAus

Dr. Steven Hail, at an introductory level, describes how the Treasury and the Reserve Bank of Australia operate and interact with one another and the private sector.
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How could Congress actually hold Trump accountable?

What actions could they take to undo the harm Trump caused and build something better in its place?

What would real justice look like beyond an impeachment trial?
For real justice Congress could actually cancel the contracts for building Trump's wall. The wall could be torn down, the land could be restored, and returned to the care of its rightful stewards and protectors for the benefit of all life, land, water, and culture. #LandBack
For real justice Congress could dismantle ICE and DHS. Congress could cancel private prison contracts and shut down all ICE facilities, detention centers, and concentration camps. Free all those imprisoned, and provide reparations for all those harmed. #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll
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