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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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This was what I worried would happen with @Booker4KY. Not be on the offensive with @RandPaul, who's an abysmal, but only on the defensive when need to. Just like the @KyDems always do, which is a losing strategy. But Booker's running on policies that are materially popular!!!
Here's a fun fact about running in an election... If you run as an Aggressive & Offensive Candidate with Policies that help the People & their Material Well-being, then you win.
Here's how I know; In the 2015 Midterms, @AlanGrayson of the @FlaDems, he won with no problem. He was unapologetic when being a "#Progressive", stands up with his Principles & goes for the Jugular in Political Ads at his Opponents on how their Policies are Wrong, Evil & Bad &...
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1. Yesterday, the UN Secretary-General warned: "We face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetime."

World leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly, where the climate crisis and other 'Great Divides' are on the agenda.

➡️ RT

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#UNGA #ClimateCrisis #peace
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2. Unlike just five or ten years ago, it's now only the odd one out who is not alarmed about the climate crisis.

Especially the younger generation doesn't need to be convinced of the seriousness of our global challenges.

#youth #schoolstrike
theplanet.substack.com/p/un-secretary…
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3. Being alarmed doesn't always lead to concrete action.

Nobody can ignore the daily news about extreme weather disasters or the latest scientific report about the climate crisis.

But our leaders still don't treat the new reality as a crisis.

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theplanet.substack.com/p/un-secretary…
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Another heatwave grips Washington, Oregon & British Columbia. Climate change - long predicted + denied - is here.

We know it's time to transition off fossil fuels.

And, all year, @invw's Decarbonizing #Cascadia series is exploring how we can. invw.org/getting-to-zer…
We launched in January explaining how a region w/ official goals to slash emissions and the means to do it just keeps getting dirtier. @invw analyzed the latest data, showing that Washington, Oregon and BC's emissions rose by 5, 6 and 7% b/w 2013 & 2018.
invw.org/2021/01/11/how…
We also profiled #Cascadia's activists, such as the @youthvgov litigants suing govts for the right to a livable future and campaigners eroding Big Oil, Gas and Coal's political power. @robertmcclure showed how activists bottled up fossil export proposals. invw.org/2021/01/18/a-t…
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Very short thread.

@ClimateHawkVote is running a survey asking our folk, among other things, their climate bill wish list. Listed 12 things including carbon price/ tax/ fee and dividend.

Survey bit.ly/3kJKF7M
@ClimateHawkVote and I peeked at early results (survey is still active). And support for a #carbontax has, to be blunt, fallen off a cliff.

Or, nosedived like a peregrine falcon.
@ClimateHawkVote A #carbontax is second to last in things climate hawks want to see in a federal climate bill.

Among 11 policies + other, it ranked 10th.
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1)Thread – nuovo lavoro con @I_Faiella “Households' energy demand and the effects of carbon pricing in Italy” via @bancaditalia #carbontax #carbonpricing #transizionenergetica #famiglie
bancaditalia.it/pubblicazioni/…
2)In questo lavoro presentiamo un nuovo metodo per stimare come reagisce la domanda di energia delle famiglie italiane quando il prezzo cambia (elasticità) partendo dai microdati @istat_it sulla spesa;
3)Usando i prezzi e altre informazioni esterne, deriviamo la domanda di energia di ogni famiglia e gli usi energetici (elettricità, riscaldamento, carburanti per trasporto privato);
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New paper from Harvard comparing different electric sector policies: Robust Decarbonization of the US Power Sector.

Big winners: Clean Electricity Standard (CES), Tradeable performance Standard (TPS), and a #CarbonTax. Let's compare. (1/10) scholar.harvard.edu/stock/publicat…
A hybrid CES with $40/mWh Alternative Compliance Payment gives solid results across all scenarios (fuel prices, demand levels, etc.). Hybrid means that natural gas gets partial credit which favors it over coal. This is modeled after the CLEAN Futures Act. (2/10)
The Tradeable performance Standard (TPS) also does quite well. This is based off of the Clean Power Plan and is essentially an emissions-based cap and trade for the electricity sector. (3/10)
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Here's how the recent Canadian Supreme Court ruling and$170/t #carbontax mandate likely becomes a de-facto nationalization of the CDN oilpatch, not unlike the much reviled NEP program of the 1980s. #abpoli #cdnpoli #EFT (1/15)
ft.com/content/077ba8…
Now, if a federal politician advocated outright nationalizing an industry, the repercussions for investors, creditors, FX would be dire across the country - think Argentina & YPF and the experience of other Central American socialist regimes. (2/15)
The #carbontax is effectively a back-door mechanism to do just this, letting the federal government pluck the golden goose, without ruffling as many feathers. But first a little history …. (3/15)
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Short Thread on Canada's New Carbon Tax: 🇨🇦

1- Most of the reduction in the emissions in Europe since late 1980s happened because they shifted them to China & other countries as energy intensive factories & others moved out of Europe.
#Canada #climatechange #oil #OOTT
2- The impact of renewable energy is small. If ALL EU countries switch ALL their cars to #Electricvehciles, assuming ALL electricity comes from solar & wind, they can reduce global emissions by only 2%.
3- European politicians are going to claim great success and show large decline in emissions to justify their massive spending on subsidies to support solar and wind. Although most of it was caused by factories leaving to China. #China #emissions
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Thread: A green-lensed view on #Budget2021 here...👇
Watch live at budget.gov.ie/Budgets/2021/2…
10.1 billion capital spend is largest ever in a budget, to be allocated to schools, homes and transport infrastructure - promising, but no mention yet on where this fits in low carbon transition.
@Paschald is finally on to #climatechange... Announcing EUR 7.50 incr to #carbontax to EUR 33/t. #Budget2020 increased it by EUR 6.
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These countries have some form of #carbontax since the '90s or 2008 in🇨🇭. 🇸🇪now at €115/t.
If your country is discussing carbon pricing bc narrow-minded economists pray to the God of Voluntarism, stop listening. If at all, it's not working fast enough.globalcarbonatlas.org/en/CO2-emissio…
More on EU countries with carbon pricing and their current price per tonne of CO2: industriemagazin.at/a/in-elf-laend… The range in old EU states is from €23 in Denmark, to, among others, 52€ in Norway, 65€ in Finland, €86 in Switzerland to €115 in Sweden.
Leah has a new thread / article on it:
With tiny global budgets left, how wd we scale up the price fast enough to get an educational effect on consumers and producers? Economists assume abundance, not Paris-compatible budgets for WELL below 2˚and #Equity
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Gracias por la mención @edgarsigler, vamos a aclararle a @soyzen como está el rollo del #IEPS2021 en #Gasolinas dentro del marco del conocido como #Gasolinazo2021 que se plantea en el #PEF2021
Abri Hilo 🧵
Consideraciones:
1. El #IEPS es un impuesto al consumo, en el caso de las #Gasolinas #Diésel se grava en dos momentos:
a. En el internamiento aduanal, en el caso de producto importado, lo declara el importador y lo paga el comercializador/distribuidor, se traslada al resto.
b. En la salida de la Refinería, en el caso de productos de origen nacional, el fabricante lo declara y lo paga el adquirente, se traslada al resto de la cadena.

2. Estas operaciones, se les conoce como Venta de Primera Mano (VPM), las cuales, el precio se determina...
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See thread exposing how these “bushfires” are really just crimes against humanity, nature, and the ecosystem. Is the establishment using them to justify more taxes, cause massive disturbance in our economy, farming, and environment? Apparently a “trillion $ opportunity” for some!
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#FollowTheMoney of the #GreenScam 👇

Goldman Sachs is shilling for the implementation of a #CarbonTax.

Democrats and Presidential candidates such as Biden, Buttigieg, and Andrew YANG, some RINOs, and many leftists also want some form of carbon tax from the middle class.
#Warren2020 Elizabeth Warren also supports Goldman Sachs’ carbon tax plan.

The same #ElizabethWarren who criticizes Goldman Sachs and their money supports making Goldman Sachs richer.

cnbc.com/2019/09/20/but…
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1. Before he was elected, @FordNation promised he would see the Basic Income Pilot through...

Once elected, he killed it.

Before the #Elxn43 vote was held, he said he wouldn't fight the #CarbonTax in court if the @CPC_HQ lost.

He's going ahead with it anyway

#cdnpoli #ONpoli
2. Before the #Elxn43 vote was held, NB Premier @BlaineHiggs he said he wouldn't fight the #CarbonTax in court if the @CPC_HQ lost.

While he will go ahead with a Made in NB carbon pricing scheme, he is still involved in the court case.

#NBPoli #CdnPoli
3. Before he was elected, AB Premier @JKenney promised cuts wouldn't go beyond a certain point and that he'd respect city charters.

He waited until the #Elxn43 vote was held to drop a buget in which he betrayed those promises and many more.

#ABPoli #CdnPoli
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Hi #PA01 folks. I am live tweeting the @RepBrianFItz #Telephony #TownHall. I got included late, so we are joining in the midst of his intro speech.
#PA01 #Telephony #TownHall /1
@RepBrianFitz Our @RepBrianFitz is talking about something with educating girls, but I caught him at the end of it, so not sure of the details.
#PA01 #Telephony #TownHall /2
@RepBrianFitz Right now Fitz is asking a polling question about a ban of e-cigarettes. Because that is the most pressing issue of our day, amirite? #ImpeachmentInquiry
#PA01 #Telephony #TownHall /3
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Russia’s Uranium One is buying a majority stake in Canada’s Wealth Minerals lithium project in Chile.

Lithium is one of the minerals on the Trump admin’s list of mineral commodities that are critical to the economy and national security of the US.
Here’s the full list of critical minerals published due to a Trump Executive order in May, 2018. It would be a critical situation for us if the supply chains of these minerals were disrupted. #China already has a big leg up and Russia is following.

usgs.gov/news/interior-…
Lithium is used primarily in batteries, such as those in electric cars and for solar panel use.

Notice how this goes right back to the #GreenScam that Democrats are pushing and in which Russia and China are also involved.

latimes.com/environment/st…
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Did you know: The cornerstone principle of the global warming theory, anthropogenic global warming (AGW), is built on the premise that significant increases of modern era human-induced CO2 emissions have acted to unnaturally warm Earth’s atmosphere #ThursdayThoughts Cont..
But It is scientifically impossible to distinguish the difference between volcanic CO2 and human-induced CO2.. So how did they Establish this AGW? #ThursdayThoughts
They used Terrance Gerlach’s volcanic CO2 calculation which is based on just 7 actively erupting land volcanoes and three actively erupting ocean floor hydrothermal vents. #ThursdayThoughts
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THREAD: In a new study in @nature we present a way to avoid the bias that burdens future generations and the risky strategies that current #climate change mitigation pathways suffer from.

A #climatetwitter explainer

#Fridays4Future #ClimateStrike #ParisAgreement

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Existing #ClimateChange scenarios focus on reaching a target in 2100

but by doing so weirdly suggest that the best way to achieve a #climate target is to delay action first, miss it over the next decades, and then to try to make up for it later

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This puts put a disproportionate burden on future generations, who:
-will suffer higher #climate impacts in their lives
-are burdened with later cleaning up the mess by actively pulling #CO2 out of the air

This strategy is very risky and can be avoided

#Fridays4Future
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1/7 One of the zaniest #carbontax stories I've seen yet

Now, any cabinet featuring the likes of Seamus O'Regan & Maryam Monsef will have competition at the bottom of the talent pyramid

But McKenna's botching of the carbon tax file is something special

theglobeandmail.com/politics/artic…
2/7 We ALL knew McKenna was lying/unserious when she said there was no plan to raise carbon tax over $50/tonne

When it comes to carbon taxes there has always been a Liberal hidden agenda

But McKenna was so excited to break this promise, she couldn't wait for after Election Day
3/7 The fact is that - if saving the planet is the REAL goal -- the current Nordhaus-based modelling that the IPCC relies on requires a carbon tax of AT LEAST $135 per tonne.

That's over 25 cents/litre in NEW tax gas taxes. At minimum. IPCC says tax could go into the $1,000s!
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It's more than a little ironic that @andrewscheer would claim @JustinTrudeau & the Liberals just make stuff up given there's a veritable treasure trove of evidence that it's EXACTLY what he & his party do DAILY. This CANNOT continue to go unchallenged! #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #thread
Just a short while ago, I dissented a 3-tweet thread from his Comms Director that contained multiple falsehoods. #cdnpoli

Here's a parliament hill journo calling out one of your MANY falsehoods. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia

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Middle-class demolishing Senators Coons and Feinstein, oops ChiFi (especially since #China is in on this) are going to introduce a #CarbonTax in yet another push to force their #GreenScam upon us all.

As always, right in step with China’s 2050 world domination plan.
Note the article says the #CarbonTax is also supported by Republicans such as former Secretaries of State James Baker and George Shultz.

Well, here’s some digging into them and their SCAM from a previous thread I did:

They’re all in cahoots with each other: The UN, the EU, #Democrats, and #China.

Note how they described it as a money making opportunity.

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Some of them are companies that would stand to make MAJOR $ Profits for forcing this crap on everyone and some of them, like Shell, are literally in cahoots with #Russia regarding #ClimateChange.

Shell's been lobbying for a #CarbonTax and is partnered with Russia's #Gazprom.
And Russia, who has also been FUNDING many of the #ClimateChange and #GlobalWarming protests, would love nothing more than the US, their major oil competitor, to stop our dependence on oil.

Of course, the Democrat House has since deleted or moved this document, but here's a thread on it, thanks to @TheChiIIum

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Ahh... here's yet another link to the Democrats #GreenScam and #China.

#NorthCarolina Democrat congressional candidate Dan McCready invested in Strata Solar to build solar farms in North Carolina and guess who Strata works with? None other than #Huawei.

#FollowTheMoney
Hypocrite Dan McCready is trying to FOOL PEOPLE into believing he wants to be tough on China, but don't fall for it.

He touted his investments in his own campaign ads in the past.

dailycaller.com/2019/05/28/dan…
This is just what I've been looking for #GreenScam "investment funds."

Dan McCready, along with partner Rye Barcott, a "green" investment company called Double Time Capital in 2013.

fortune.com/2017/02/22/mar…
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