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Analysis from @ciel_tweets & @boell_stiftung: "#IPCC Unsummarized: Unmasking Clear Warnings on Overshoot, Techno-fixes, and the Urgency of Climate Justice" ➡️ ciel.org/reports/ipcc-w…

Key takeaways in this thread 🧵👇
Early this month, the @IPCC_CH published the Contributions of Working Group III to the Sixth Assessment Report.

The subject? Mitigation of #ClimateChange.

#IPCC #ClimateReport #ActOnClimate
Like previous #IPCC Reports, this one demonstrates:
🚩#ClimateChange is a present emergency
🚩Each increment of warming accelerates the scale & severity of the crisis
🚩Phasing out ALL #FossilFuels is the quickest & most effective way to end #ClimateChaos.
ciel.org/news/political…
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@jkenney So you expect big govt to pay for questionable emission reduction tech for a profit driven, private industry that’s responsible for most of the emissions🤔How does that make sense? The govt should be investing in renewable tech that doesn’t produce emissions in the first place!
@jkenney Time to scale up that carbon tax for big emitters if this is your solution.
Unfortunately your carbon capture & SNR fantasies are a deflection from real climate solutions & renewable alternatives that are feasible and cost effective. Perpetuating reliance on FF is not a solution
@jkenney #CarbonCapture is a delay tactic that is not conducive to addressing the urgency of ending our reliance on fossil fuels. Does the business model even make sense? Ask Sask Power
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The global carbon market is booming, it’s expected to reach $22 trillion by 2050.

So where did it all start?

A thread 🧵 of how a Mormon missionary and a future Reiki Master started it all in the 80’s

#CarbonCredits #CarbonOffset #Netzero
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In 1987, Applied Energy Services (@TheAESCorp) planned on building a ~180 MW coal-fired power plant in Connecticut.

The #coal plant would produce ~14 million tons of CO2 emissions over its lifetime.

Global warming was already making some waves & AES was concerned

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AES' CEO was former missionary & @HarvardAlumni - Roger Sant @santroger

Rogers’ "least-cost energy" strategy was revolutionary at the time.

@TheAESCorp's focus was minimizing the cost AND #environmental impact of #energy services.

So they needed a “green” solution

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As @POTUS signs the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (aka Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal), a quick thread on what it *might* mean for Texas. There could be a lot more funding coming from the #BuildBackBetter package but here’s a look at what’s already passed
#txenergy #txlege
For each section, I have applied 9% of national funding to Texas. BUT, and this should be a question asked of all candidates in 2022, some of these funds are distributed through grants, not formulas.

If Texas doesn’t apply, our tax $ go to other states.
#txlege #txenergy 2/
One part I’ll be watching closely is the $5b in grid resilience funds, $1b per year, half to utilities, half to states. That’s $45m per year for 5 years for Texas to improve grid resilience *if* Texas policymakers pursue it. And another $45m/yr for Tx utilities. #txlege
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#Sustainable Alternative Futures for #India (SAFARI) is a user-interactive scenario development tool developed by #CSTEP.

#ClimateEmergency #ClimateAction #Climate #CSTEP
The #SAFARImodel helps simulate long-term pathways where #development goals AND #ClimateAction are achieved synergistically.

#ClimateEmergency #Climate #CSTEP @ConnectSDGs #COP26 #SDGs @UN
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Carbon capture and sequestration (or CCS) is being touted by some as a potential solution for #decarbonization in industries like cement and steelmaking. But how promising of a solution is it? A deep dive 🧵
There is only limited experience with CCS at industrial facilities beyond gas processing. Only one steel mill in the entire world (and no cement plants), capture CO2. Little info is available about how much they capture, and key info about cost and reliability is missing. Image
Only 3 of 26 CCS projects currently operating in the world have reported any information that would allow their “capture rates” to be determined. Without this information, it’s impossible to show that any existing CCS projects are economically, financially or technically viable.
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It’s out! 🎊
My new @ecfr paper on how #Europe can ride the #climate momentum in the #Gulf deploying its #GreenDeal to meet #NetZero & #geopolitical objectives in the region ➡️ bit.ly/2XOK8bG
Read b4 #COP26 #COP26Glasgow
Few take-aways 1/ Image
Good that #SaudiArabia & #UAE have pledged #NetZero but #GCC total domestic emissions are only 2.4% of world’s. The #EU needs to focus on the emissions they export, mostly to #China, I argue how: bit.ly/2XOK8bG 2/
As shown by the #SaudiGreenInitiative & #MiddleEastGreenInitiative + #UAE willingness to host #COP 28, the #GCC leaders now see a political value in embracing the #climate agenda. This paper described what each #GCC country is actually *doing* about it: bit.ly/2XOK8bG 3/
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Das @DIW kürt die #Gruenen zum #Wahlprogramm #Klimaschutz #Sieger. Wie gelingt das? Lang hier 👇 Bullets im Thread.. think-beyondtheobvious.com/stelters-lektu…
1. Man erklärt, dass marktwirtschaftliche Instrumente zwar von anerkannten Ökonomen als das „zentrale Instrument“ gesehen werden, aber das würde nicht genügen. Man müsse Steuern/Verbieten. Und raus bist Du - #FDP.
2. Man gewichtet #Kohleausstieg und #Verbrenner-Verbot bis 2030 überproportional hoch, als ob mit Verboten die Probleme gelöst wären. Und raus bist Du #Union & #SPD
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Which federal political party has the best platform to rapidly address climate change?

#cdnpoli #elxn44 #ClimateCrisis
The NDP platform promises to “eliminate fossil fuel subsidies, taking on big polluters, and more.”

ndp.ca/climate-action👀
The Green Party (@CanadianGreens) promise to

“Establish Green Worker Training Programs that teach fossil fuel workers the renewable energy industries”

greenparty.ca/en/our-vision/…
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Today's edition of #EnergyFlux is out now!

This issue is *free* - click through to get a feel for premium membership

Find out more at energyflux.news

energyflux.news/p/leap-of-fait…
Here's a direct link to today's lead story:

Leap of faith: Exxon bets the house on explosive growth in CCS and hydrogen
energyflux.news/p/leap-of-fait…
Also in today's issue:

EU taxonomy wrangling exposes uneven starting points in Europe's #netzero journey

#naturalgas #nuclear #sustainablefinance

energyflux.news/p/eu-taxonomy-…
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Today @POTUS unveiled the #AmericanJobsPlan that includes transformative investments in clean energy that could kickstart the economy, create millions of good jobs and tackle the #climatecrisis head on. Here are a few key measures in the proposal [THREAD]
Electric Vehicles: $174 billion to compete in the global #EV market and support American workers to make batteries and EVs, electrify federal fleet, replace 50,000 diesel transit vehicles & work w/ state/local governments to build national network of 500,000 EV chargers by 2030.
Electric School Buses: Electrify at least 20% of US school bus fleet through new Clean Buses for Kids Program at @EPA and set the country on a path to 100% clean buses. Our analysis shows electric buses can have major health, cost-savings & jobs benefits. wri.org/publication/ma…
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This is a learning thread.

A lesson in #language, "purpose" & #NewPower.

From inception, #NetZero was devised as the language to garner uptake/demand from citizenry while simultaneously building a framework to propel #CarbonMarkets, #CCS technology, #NETs, & #nuclear.
Note the panel. Nicole Schwab as moderator (daughter of Klaus Schwab), #naturebasedsolutions, 1TDOTorg, #Gates, #Carney (#ImpactInvesting), Nazareth (regulation), & Bill Winters, chair, Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary #CarbonMarkets.
"#NewPower – The ability to harness the connected crowd to get what you want" – Jeremy Heimans, Purpose/Avaaz/Verifed

Launched Sept 2020 by Carney, the taskforce includes #BlackRock #BP #Saleforce #Shell #Unilever #GoldmanSachs #NaturalCapital Partners:

iif.com/tsvcm
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📢 Curious about #carbonremoval?
Read my new report @GlobalCCS: "Carbon Removal with #CCS technologies".

@EUCarbonCapture @Bellona_EU
@cleanaircatf @NEP_Brussels

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globalccsinstitute.com/resources/publ…
#carboncapture is a unique set of tech because it has a dual role in addressing #climatechange. It can help to reduce emissions from point sources, AND it can remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

Let that sink in.
There are not many solutions out there that do both.

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All #carbonremoval approaches (natural or technological) have their advantages and challenges/limitations, my overview looks into #BECCS and #DACCS.

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Carbon capture: is it worth pursuing?

Get the basics in this thread 👇

#cleanenergy #carbonneutral #carbonfootprint #carboncapture #CO2
1/Why?

The global energy demand is growing and so are the associated emissions.

In order to meet goals of Paris agreement, cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are needed.

Current CO2 concentration in atmosphere: 410 ppm
Target to meet 1.5 deg rise: 350 ppm
2/Carbon Capture
Adopting low carbon and renewable sources of energy along cannot help reach target emissions .

Carbon (CO2) capture at-scale is a bridge as the energy mix shifts.

* CO2 can removed from flue / burnt gases
* Pulling from ambient air, direct air capture
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I’m trying to lose weight, which is kind of like trying to address #climatechange. I made a bunch of pledges to myself at my very own COP35 before Christmas 2019. But how can I do it, and will I succeed? 1/11
A diet is about finding the right balance between energy demand and supply. I can reduce my consumption, switch to healthier fuels (less ‘fossil’ varieties, more ‘greens’). I can also exercise, making everything more #energyefficient. Setting targets is also important. 2/11
But by golly, it’s hard to fit all this in when I also have to maintain a job, an apartment, pay bills, keep relationships… there’s more to life than fretting about the climate (um, I mean, my health). 3/11
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Great to see @stephanieroe, also a @ResilienceUVA fellow, doing impactful work!

Check out her team's new land use roadmap that could get us 30% of the way to a global #emissions target
nature.com/articles/s4155… @NatureClimate
A fun read about her research at:
anthropocenemagazine.org/2019/12/how-we… via @AnthropoceneMag
Reductions to deforestation

Increasing #carboncapture through #reforestation and better soil management on farms

Slashing food waste

Shifting appetites in developed countries to the point where one in five people is consuming a largely plant-based diet. #vegetarian
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“The science is absolutely clear: #ClimateChange is an existential crisis—one that is no longer a distant threat but a clear and present danger.”

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS
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"#HurricaneDorian, reported to be one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, is stalled out and barely moving as it pummels the #Bahamas. It has flooded neighborhoods, destroyed homes and left several people dead."

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS
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"#ClimateChange is moving indeed faster than we are. The #ParisAgreement states we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C. But current national #ClimateAction plans get us nowhere close. Instead, we’re on pace for a 3 °C rise or more.”

@PEspinosaC at #EUNorwayCCS
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Have a look at how Big Tech (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Uber and many others) lobbies Congress.
1⃣They loved the #Republican “tax reform” scam. See 2017 “victories.” Oy.⬇️
2⃣Their #climate priority is “advanced energy solutions.” I’m working on this, passing #carboncapture and nuclear innovation bills, but nobody thinks that’s close to enough. Go big, this ain’t.
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The UK could be #CarbonNeutral by 2050, meeting its #ParisAgreement targets, according to a new report from The Royal Society and @RAEngNews. Here are 8 technologies and approaches that could be vital (a thread) royalsociety.org/greenhouse-gas…
Forestation – whether it’s replacing lost trees or creating new forests, this technique means more trees. Better management could remove as much as 12 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
Habitat restoration – 80% of the UK’s wetlands, peatlands & coastal habitats are considered to be in poor condition. Restoring these could prevent previously trapped carbon from escaping, & store up to 18 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year royalsociety.org/topics-policy/…
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