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⚡️NEW REPORT⚡️:
Our new modelling report from @DavidSuzukiFDN shows that 100% zero-emissions electricity across Canada by 2035 is possible, reliable and affordable.

Buckle up for a #CleanElectricity thread 🧵

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#Climate #energytwitter #cdnpoli
This is the first modelling report of its kind in Canada. It goes beyond #NetZero to reach #ZeroEmissions by 2035, primarily by relying on:

☀️#Renewables like wind & solar
🔋#EnergyStorage
🏡#EnergyEfficiency
🌊Existing #Hydropower
🔌More grid connections between regions
Overall, Canada's electricity capacity grows by 2.8x by 2050, and the amount of electrical energy we use grows by 1.8x

All #FossilFuels on the grid are phased out by 2035, including all #NaturalGas. And no nuclear or fossils with #CCUS are needed.
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THREAD: Watching today's @FERC monthly open meeting. Among the highlights: a potential final decision to pursue a $20M enforcement case against Energy Transfer over the Rover #pipeline, and action on #transmission line ratings.
And we're underway.
@RichGlickFERC said public will be able to attend next month's open meeting, provided COVID numbers are encouraging.
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UPDATED COUNTRY ANALYSIS: Australia has made very little effort to increase #climate action & is refusing to increase the 2030 target it first submitted 7 years ago, in 2015. Its plans won't meet 2050 #NetZero target. We rate it "Highly Insufficient" bit.ly/CAT_AUS /2 Image
For its policies & action, we rate Australia "Insufficient". While the govt insists it will overachieve its 2030 target, it didn't submit a stronger target to which it would be bound. Current policies result in 2030 emissions excl LULUCF 15% below 2005
bit.ly/CAT_AUS_polici… /3 Image
#Renewables in the power sector alone are projected to reduce emissions (excl LULUCF) by 20% by 2030 from 2005 levels. But as there are no policies to reduce emissions from stationary energy or transport, fugitives are projected to INCREASE emissions by 9% above 2005 levels. /4
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Leaked #RepowerEU draft:
o -13% energy demand 2030 (vs -9% prior target)
o 45% energy from #renewables 2030 (vs 40%)
o x2 today's #solar by 2028
o Greater use of heat pumps, geothermal & solar thermal
o #Wind build-up to be “drastically accelerated” 1/2
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Leaked #RepowerEU draft on #hydrogen:
o 20Mt demand by 2030 (already known)
o 10Mt from EU + 10Mt from non-EU
o Subsidies for EU & non-EU renewable hydrogen
o Three “hydrogen import corridors” via the Mediterranean, North Sea and, eventually, Ukraine 2/2 ft.com/content/2aef06…
Bonus: the three "#hydrogen import corridors" are aligned with the analysis in our report on the Future of Renewable Hydrogen in the EU, in which countries in North Africa, Northern and Eastern Europe were identified as key suppliers for the EU: belfercenter.org/publication/fu…
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“interconnection queues” and obtaining the necessary #ImpactStudies and #permits from #each grid operator has risen from around 2.1 years for projects built in 2000-2010 to around 3.7 years for those built in 2011-2021.

#decentralizedgrid issues are key.
wired.com/story/everyone…
"researchers found that only 23% of the projects seeking grid connection between 2000 and 2016 have actually been built."

“The grid operators have limited staff to conduct these studies,”
“Maybe they haven't ramped up their workforce quickly enough.”

#Gridlock
#SkillShortages
The inability of #renewables to deliver #LargeScale solutions may NOT be due to #financing constraints. #Regulatory ones matter too.

As prices fall, the gap btw #LevelisedCostOfEnergy for #Rooftop and #SolarUtility shows, scale matters.
Alot.

#LCoE
#Investment
#DrawDownLabs
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One of the key insights form the latest @IPCC_CH report: A lot can be done now at reasonable cost. Here is my summary chart with five key insights.
@WWF_Schweiz @ETH @esc_ethz_ch @economiesuisse @MercatorCH @_climanow @fabianetter @klauseram @elia_bluelle
1) The first quarter (23%) is a no brainer: Costs of low and zero-carbon techs to reach net zero are lower than the reference tech. This is mainly energy (think #renewables) and transport (think #EVs).
2) Roughly half of the required mitigation to reach net zero has costs below the median internal carbon price of European companies, which use a carbon price (see @McKinsey mckinsey.com/business-funct…).
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We are LIVE tweeting this panel discussion with @AHuitfeldt @anuahsa .@MathiasCormann @SantiagoCafiero @amitabhk87 and @IlaPatnaik.

Stay tuned for updates!

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue #TerraNova
Watch it LIVE here:

#Raisina2022
.@IlaPatnaik: The next industrial revolution cannot be based on #fossil questions. The question is how can we meet the #SDG goals while shifting to a greener economic system.

#Raisina2022
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Thread alert!🧵 Myself and @E3G colleagues had been toying around with writing a blog summarising the impacts of the #Russia/Ukraine crisis on the global #coal-to-clean transition, when it was pointed out that any such blog would be outdated and irrelevant within days.
Instead, we’ve decided to pull together a regularly updated meta-thread bringing together the sharpest analysis out there. A few caveats to kick things off…
The Russian invasion of #Ukraine is clearly a very fluid situation, and at the centre of it lies a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. People are dying and lives ruined. This is *not* something to refer to as an ‘opportunity’ (looking at some #climate commentators, here).
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.@SJAMcBride reveals the hidden RHI scandal 🔥

Stormont has failed to spend £90m in green energy subsidies available from the Treasury to help move people from fossil fuels to green sources of heat

#renewableenergy #renewables #climateni
Subsidies were cut so deep that payments to participants in the scheme dipped below those in Great Britain and the Republic in the aftermath of the scandal. It means the projected £500m overspend on the RHI scheme was reduced to £33m
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An obvious patriotic deed for U.S. citizens wanting to protect the nation's economy, support #Ukraine, weaken Putin, is to use even ONE gal/week less #gasoline. It was an obvious way to help curb inflation from start of reopening #oil demand surge, before any war.
#OOTT
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But #oil/fossil industry's crisis response has been to taunt U.S./EU citizens about a fossil dependence imposed on them via decades of organized political and economic power deployed to stifle #renewables and enrich oil oligarchs & tyrants, both domestic and foreign.
#OOTT
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U.S. #oil production was hit by COVID, made worse by GOP/Trump's negligent (was it purposeful?) and idiotic pandemic policies, not Biden or Greta or Democratic policy. Even as COVID loomed clueless Saudi Arabia & allies were prepping a price war w/Russia & U.S. shale.
#OOTT
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As #UkraineRussiaWar continues, and @IPCC_CH publishes it latest #Climate report, we take a closer look at the energy policy measures Europeans can take to weaken both Putin and climate disruption.
Take a look at the most efficient measures we have found so far 👇
#Thread
First, #EnergySufficiency measures (in plain English: stop wasting energy) are by far the best. Quick to implement. Efficient. Cost-effective. They should become a national security priority and give ideas for people to tangibly #StandWithUkraine in those dark days.
Second, #EnergyEfficiency targeting oil/gas heating buildings is a must. It however takes time to be rolled-out to significantly impact our dependence. All the more reason to start now!
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Too late, too expensive, too risky and too uncertain. That, in a nutshell, describes NuScale’s planned small modular reactor project. 🧵(1/9) #nuclear #energytwitter #nuclearcosts
Communities and utilities are being lured to buy electricity from NuScale’s planned #nuclear reactor at the promise of a relatively low price of $58/MWh. But that’s only an estimate—and a flawed one at that. via @pfannyyy (2/9) postregister.com/news/inl/easte…
The #UAMPS power sales agreement for this nuclear project is essentially a blank check. Buyers who stick with the project will be on the hook for the actual costs and expenses of building and operating the reactor, which we predict will far exceed $58/MWh. @SmartEnergy1 (3/9)
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2 years ago, working in global health, I was struggling to find a way to transition my career to climate change.

Since then, I've worked on 10+ climate projects with NGOs and startups. For people looking to break into #climate - here are some strategies that helped me. 👇👇
1/ Figure out your "why".

Yes, climate change is a big, hairy problem. But it's important to understand what about it is personal / significant to you. For 10 years I lived + worked where people will experience CC's worst effects, and I want to work on addressing that injustice.
2/ Listen and learn.

Don't talk. Listen to climate scientists, activists, and entrepreneurs. Honor their contribution by learning from their experiences + reading their work.

Start here: @GretaThunberg @KenCaldeira @CarbonWrangler @KHayhoe @DrKWilkinson @hausfath @JigarShahDC
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The fact that one is able to buy/sell #cryptocurrency is because someone mined it in the first place. This is what proof-of-work(#PoW) basically is. There would not be any proof-of-stake or proof-of-authority cryptocurrency models, had PoW not conceptualized in the first place.👇
Banning #mining means banning proof-of-work, which is the fundamental pillar behind generating all #cryptocurrencies. Many gamers in India use their computers to earn some pocket money through mining as well as #NFTgaming. For many, it is how they feed themselves.
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Getting the whole world to #netzero #GHGs rapidly is going to be incredibly difficult. But given how strong and organized the #climateopposition is, we must distinguish #thesignalfromthenoise on which pathways are the most likely to succeed. A 🧵 on how I think about this 1/14
2/ First, we cannot rely on social and lifestyle change governed by new paradigms like degrowth to deliver in time for this #climatedecade. But if the movement delivers small reductions in energy or meat consumption, we need it jackrabbithomes.org/can-we-save-th…
3/ #Technologyandpolicy (and politics) need to do the heavy lifting. Can they deliver? Yes, but to effectively channel our efforts and fight off the opposition, we need to distinguish between main courses, side dishes and poison pills (frequently buried in the side dishes)
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Hydrogen is one lever for #climateneutrality in areas which are challenging to electrify. But where does #H2 research stand currently & what new findings are available? With our new impulse "12 Insights on #Hydrogen" we shed light on the subject. 🧵 👇 1/8 Image
Finding 1: By 2050, carbon-free #H2 provides 1/5 of world's final energy, mainly made from renewable electricity. H2 should first decarbonize industry, shipping, aviation + consolidate a #greenenergy system. H2 infrastructure should meet need of industry, ports & power grids. 2/8 Image
Finding 2: Financing #greenH2 in no-regret applications (industry, power, shipping, aviation) needs additional policy support since #carbonprice will remain insufficient over the next decade. No credible financing strategy for introducing green #H2 in #households. 3/8 Image
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Long🧵on the provisions of #BuildBackBetter on all things #electricity & #grid. The act starts w/ ~3bn in loans for electric co-ops @NRECANews, incl. projects w/ #batteries. Co-ops have been very involved in @ENERGY-funded R&D & are now enabled to bring results to practice! 1/
It is funny that in my postdoc work @CMU_ECE & @NRECANews w/ @eeregov funding, we actually studied the added value of #battery to #photovoltaics for residential customers' energy cost savings: energy.gov/eere/solar/pro… & [1],[3], [4] here panay1ot1s.com/publications-s… 2/
Another ~10bn to co-ops for loans until 2031 to improve #resilience & #reliability w/ investments in #renewables & #transmission . Co-ops 'own' transmission lines & this money can motivate adjacent upgrades. Also critical that #renewables & #transmission appear together here! 3/
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1. Brazil and Argentina lobby against evidence in the draft scientific UN/IPCC report on the need to reduce meat consumption to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

@BBCNews reports this, based on leaked documents obtained by @UE (follow them).

➡️ RT

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#vegetarian #vegan #COP26
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2. The leaked documents also reveal how Australia pushed back against the need to phase out coal power plants to tackle climate change.

That is like removing references to quit smoking in a scientific report on preventing lung cancer.

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#Australia #IPCC #climate #COP26 #UN
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3. Australia is not alone: it is also revealed how OPEC and Saudi Arabia are lobbying the UN's climate change experts to delete the finding that the world needs to rapidly phase out fossil fuels.

And #COP26 will start in only ten days...

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#ClimateCrisis #environment #news
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Renewables require production boom of rare earth materials for clean energy transition. @IEA Critical Minerals Report 2021: Mineral demand for clean energy techn. would rise by 4X by 2040 to meet climate goals. Energy transitions will have far-reaching consequences for mining! ImageImageImage
Meanwhile mining Capex... Large future deficits in metals expected. #metals #miners #EnergyTransition Image
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With the #SofiaDeclaration, the 6 #WesternBalkans countries have committed to #climateneutrality in 2050. To achieve this, a #lignite phase-out for power production is needed, ideally by 2040. To support the debate, we have developed 6 pathways (THREAD). #EUGreenDeal 1/12 The Future of Lignite in the Western Balkans
Where do we stand today? WB-6 power markets consist almost exclusively of two generation technologies: #lignite and #hydro. The share of either source varies considerably between the countries. 2/12 The Future of Lignite in the Western Balkans
Finding 1: 90 % of #lignite power plants in the #westernbalkans was put into operation 30 or more years ago. 40 % of the capacities are older than 40 years. The power plant park is in urgent need of #modernisation. 3/12
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EU #CoalPhaseOut action plan: 16 EU Members States will be #coal free by 2025, remaining states must follow by 2030 for a cost-efficient #netzero pathway. 6 countries not yet committed to 2030. We identified a policy mix without new fuel lock-ins & minimum costs. Findings 👇1/9 Phasing out coal in the EU’s power system by 2030
Key Finding 1: The EU's 2030 climate target of -55 % requires a complete #coal phase-out in the power system by 2030. An EU-wide #CoalPhaseOut2030 saves 1 billion tons of CO2 compared to 40 % emissions reduction at little additional costs to consumers. 2/9
How will the EU coal phase-out by 2030 affect the price of #electricity? Consumers can expect a price increase of only 0.5 ct/kWh with a policy mix scenario - a figure that is dwarfed by the current increase in #powerprices driven by more costly #fossilgas. 3/9 Phasing out coal in the EU’s power system by 2030
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1. I took this photo yesterday during a beautiful sunrise while driving early in the morning from my village to Rotterdam. You can see one of the wind turbines in the eye of the rising sun.

This starts a thread about wind turbines 🧵
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2. The Netherlands has a reputation as a country of windmills to mill grain or pump water, and we still have some 1,100 of the classic types.

But the Dutch were not the first to harness the wind: Ancient Babylonians started some 4,000 years ago.

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theplanet.substack.com/p/fun-facts-yo…
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3. At the end of the 19th century, modern wind power was first developed in Denmark, where the first horizontal-axis wind turbines were created in 1891, and a 22.8-meter wind turbine began operation in 1897.

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#wind #energy #renewables #solar
theplanet.substack.com/p/fun-facts-yo…
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1. The U.S. sees a vital role for the Security Council to tackle the negative impacts of climate on peace and security.

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said this when he addressed the U.N. Security Council on the impact of climate change on security.

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#Climate Image
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2. Blinken said climate change is taken into account at every foreign policy decision because of its devastating implications and the cascading effects on virtually every aspect of our lives, like #agriculture, infrastructure, public #health, or food. theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-…
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3. Blinken said: "The consequences are falling disproportionately on vulnerable and low-income populations. And they're worsening conditions and human suffering in places already afflicted by conflict, high levels of violence, instability".

🧵 #UNSC
theplanet.substack.com/p/the-us-sees-…
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