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Scientists are killing superbugs with #viruses.

#bacteria #antibiotics

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@GreenpeaceAP So let's look at what Victoria's electricity demand profile was like for the last week, shall we? 1/x
@GreenpeaceAP And as a bonus, I'll include the battery storage data in isolation for Victoria as it stood for this week. opennem.org.au/#/regions/vic
Sit tight, you're about to meet #whtr. 2/x
@GreenpeaceAP Also, another source of data that's rather nice & profoundly instructive: nemlog.com.au/show/quiet_101… 3/x
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I thought it worth a thread suggesting something material might just have changed in Australia's #1 thermal #coal export destination - Japan 🇯🇵. We at IEEFA have written about this quite a bit, but mainly about the growing momentum to exit #coal. ieefa.org/ieefa-japan-ea…
On the other side, @JoshSHill wrote about TEPCO, Japan's biggest thermal power generation firm. They just announced a joint venture MoU with @Orsted for offshore #wind.
Anyone else seeing a Japanese corporate pivot towards #RenewableEnergy internationally?
reneweconomy.com.au/japan-looks-to…
TEPCO also this week announced it will co-seed CleanGrid Partners' US$60m #solar infrastructure fund for South East Asia, starting with distributed, off grid solar replacing imported diesel applications in Philippines. A smallish step, but a good one. ✔️ straitstimes.com/business/compa…
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This is the #CarbonTax in Alberta working EXACTLY as designed. #abpoli #climateaction cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
This is the #CarbonTax in Alberta working EXACTLY as designed.
cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
This is the #CarbonTax in Alberta working EXACTLY as designed. #cdnpoli #abpoli cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
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Hi guys! @AtteHarjanne and me just published a paper "Abandoning the concept of #renewable #energy" at Energy Policy. In it, we argue that the concept of #renewableenergy (RE) is outdated. 1/

First, a link to the paper that should work until Feb 14:

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
What we argue here is that using what is basically a 1970s-era definition of renewable energy, and conflating "renewable" with "sustainable" or even "clean," is becoming more a hindrance than a help in meeting the main challenge of the early 2000s - #climatechange . 2/
We argue that the concept of RE was largely set in stone well before the magnitude of #climate challenge, and actual problems with some sources that are technically renewable, was understood. This has resulted to, e.g., using the "renewable" label to cover all bioenergy. 3/
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Key finding in Minnesota decarbonization study: the local strategy––maximizing distributed energy resources––saves customers (nearly) the most money. Higher rates but lower use. mcknight.org/programs/midwe… #distributedenergy #renewableenergy #local
Bonus: the inexpensive Local Decarbonization scenario also includes 13 gigawatts of rooftop solar PV in Minnesota!
Another bonus: decarbonization insulates Minn. from high gas costs. In a high-cost scenario, shifting to renewable energy saves over $40 billion by 2050!
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Today @SynapseEnergy released a new report commissed by @NRDC on the opportunities and challenges for decarbonizing heating in #California buildings. Here is a quick summary thread.
CA's buildings are responsible for 25% of the state's #GHG #emissions and more than half of those already come from combusion furnaces and water heaters.
Switching to efficient electric heat & hot water will have a significant impact on reducing gas use in California buildings. As CA’s electric grid shifts toward clean, #renewable energy sources, #emissions from electric heat will continue to drop.
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Third Way, a group of self-described "moderate Democrats," is stoking fears that the progressive movement will hurt our chances at winning the mid-term and presidential elections. (1/4) nbcnews.com/politics/elect…
Third Way, which consists of many Wall Street bankers and real estate developers, accuses progressives of wanting to end capitalism, while the "moderate Dems" merely want to mend it. This is a gross mischaracterization of the progressive movement. (2/4)
It's the corporate & financial interests who don't want change, while progressives are talking about what Millennials and Working Families want (i.e., #MedicareforAll, #CollegeforAll, #JobGuarantee, #UBI, 100% #RenewableEnergy)...(3/4)
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🗽Great thread by Jesse Lehrich @JesseLehrich! Please follow!

🇺🇸Are these tariffs hurting your state? I might have missed a few, 30+ states are affected!

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Reminder: While U.S. is arresting adults and abusing kids from Central America, China is pledging to invest $38 Billion to rebuild SA power grid, incl new #solar, #wind generation - goo.gl/uTx2VV #climatechange
Money quote: "We can install a (transmission line) that can send (#solar and #wind power) where it needs to go. We could even send it all the way to the U.S." goo.gl/uTx2VV - #renewables
Ironically, this was precisely the strategy of "Connect the Americas 2022" program launched by Secy State @HillaryClinton under @BarackObama in 2012 - goo.gl/A9htzY - #climatechange #RenewableEnergy
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FOCUSED WEALTH: I have a pretty diverse network, thanks to #socialmedia. I meet incredible people offline that I first met online. Some of them are accomplished investors. I have noticed a trend.
#Thread #InvestInYou #Investment #Money
There's a gentleman who always speaks about #venturefunding in the #renewableenergy sector. Honestly, my eyes glaze over when he goes on about turbines and solar panels and the projects he's working on in Brazil. This is because venture funding is not my area of strength.
One day he told me his revenue projections and my eyes popped at the numbers.
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Let's start here: Dan Rather does a good job summarizing the Sinclair propaganda facet of Trump's authoritarian regime.
Rump's authoritarian behavior includes subverting democracy, failure to be transparent, failure to be accountable, nepotism, cronyism, and many dimensions of financial corruption.
Trump's authoritarianism includes thwarting the will of congress, obstructing the protection of the environment, and putting property & people & planet at unprecedented risk.

#EPA #BootPruitt #DumpPruit #FirePruitt #PruittMustGo #PruittMustResign
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Six #nuclear reactors closed since 2013. By my count, up to 23 more reactors may retire w/o policy or market conditions improving: 21.6 GW = ~1/5th of US fleet, 4% of US #electricity--and crucially, 12% of emissions-free generation.

So what's killing nuclear power in the U.S.?
In a new @MIT CEEPR paper -- 1 part #energy #economics & 1 part film noir murder mystery! -- I provide the 1st empirical estimates of what's driving down #electricity market prices & killing profitability of 19 #nuclear power plants across @pjminterconnect ceepr.mit.edu/publications/w…
You can read a short policy brief summarizing the paper & key conclusions @MIT CEEPR here: ceepr.mit.edu/files/papers/2…

Abstract & paper here: ceepr.mit.edu/publications/w…

Slides presented at #ASSA2018 here: dropbox.com/s/b6192hrvn331…
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