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angus starts by talking up the role of technology in civilisation… as if this is new.
apparently snowy hydro is an example of home grown technology. hmmmm.
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🤓 carbon capture & storage has been given a bad rap.

yes, we've wasted $billions trying to graft it on to coal — we absolutely need to give up on that — but it's likely we'll eventually need the technology.

firstly… #CCS+coal:
there are / have been just 3 significant #CCS+coal projects:

1. boundary dam🇨🇦: $1.4bn project captures CO₂ from a 110 MW coal unit (tiny), averaged 0.592Mt/yr since oct 2014 — 40% below design.

25% of the plant's power goes to extracting and compressing the CO₂. Image
2. petra nova🇺🇸: heralded by @JoshFrydenberg in 2017, cost US$1bn to build, captured ~4mtCO₂ before being mothballed this year as was uneconomic.

NRG built a 75MW gas power station to power the CCS project. Image
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#Servicetweet, für den Fall, dass bei Euch mal jemand mit dem Thema #CCS (also Carbon Capture & Storage) vorbei kommt.
@mzjacobson (#StanfordUniversity): "Wenn man sich d. sozialen Kosten fossiler Brennstoffe anschaut" (Gesundheit+THG+Energiekosten),...
... gibt es keinen einzigen Fall, in dem die Verwendung der #CCS-Technologie irgendeinen Nutzen hat".

Es ist also #Betrug: CCS (Kohlenstoffabscheidung), ist AUF GAR KEINEN FALL ein Teil der Lösung für die #Klimakrise!
Das @Umweltbundesamt sieht das ebenso: "Nach derzeitigem Kenntnisstand ist die Anwendung von CCS nicht erforderlich, um die #Klimaschutzziele in Deutschland zu erfüllen."…
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1/ Today's thread on our #ParisAgreement-compatible benchmarks report: all countries must decarbonise their #electricity sector by 2040, latest 2050. Emissions intensity must get to zero. #power #decarbonisation - see report here Image
2/ #Decarbonising the #power sector is key: without it, other sectors cannot do so. The 2030 benchmarks are also key - if countries are not on the right pathway by 2030, they cannot reach their 2050 goal. #renewables
3/ All countries must ramp-up #renewables (or other CO2-free technologies), to 98-100%, ideally by 2040, latest 2050. Fossil #CCS not viable: economically it doesn't stack up against #renewables with storage; current #nuclear not nimble enough. Image
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1/5 a thread of mothballing the PetraNova CCS facility.

Last week @cleanaircatf wrote a short piece on the topic, including links to key reports & documents that provide support my points below 👇

Photo: @TrishBadger @Reuters
2/5 First order of business: PetraNova came in on time, on budget, and has successfully wrangled 4 million tons CO2 since commissioning in 2017. It did exactly what is was supposed to do and well.

Thanks @NRGgg & @fossilenergygov
3/5 The mothballed status of PetroNova was due to the loss of revenues from EOR sales.

NOTE: the facility has NOT claimed 45Q tax credits (which would improve the economics) and relied on oil sale revenues to remain profitable.
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1/9 I echo the @vsiv comment - may all public reps be as clear & thoughtful as @SeanCasten and as good at their jobs.

Of course, as someone cited in this article, I respectfully disagree on many points of his thoughtful thread 👇 Here's a few of my thoughts:
2a/9 Rep. Casten is incorrect about H2 storage. My former mates from @Livermore_Lab built a cryo-compressed tank in 2006. Gen 2 got 1000 km on a single fill in a Prius. Works great. Already used in many H2 vehicles on the road.'s-pr…
2b/9 Full review of cryocompressed tanks like those commercialized today was done at @argonne & can be found here:…
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With #Covid19 as the ultimate catalyst, the push is on to implement the financialization of nature.

The Natural Capital Coalition is made up of approx. 300 orgs/corps while working w/ thousands. Partners include #CocaCola, #Shell, #Walmart.

Those with money will own #nature.
Those w/ $ will own #nature.

The very corporations that have brought us to the precipice of #ecological #collapse - will now be appointed as the new stewards of nature. This has been dubbed (#XR Business - Elkington/Volans) as the new biosphere economy.

Let's take a look at how #Covid19 has been successfully leveraged (both fear & distraction) in order to aid the largest transformation of the global economic system in modern history. Assigning monetary value to nature ("natural capital") will replace #GDP.

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No longer is it necessary to pay attention to my 2019-2020 ramblings/warnings of a global economic reset. Instead, as of June 3, 2020, you can now hear it directly from the source: the World Economic Forum (#WEF).

The World Economic Forum: home of the #FourthIndustrialRevolution as designed and desired by the ruling classes in tandem with the world's most powerful and ruthless corporations and institutions.

Leveraging #COVID19 (& global #protest) for all it's worth, the virus is indeed the new war on terror.

"The Great Reset" - "A better #capitalism and a better world—to help shape the recovery from COVID-19, the Forum has launched the Great Reset Initiative"

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Thread (1/9) Proud of our new report! So many messages distilled for you, by our team @EU_ScienceHub and from a polyphony of #EnergyScenarios. Let the deeper understanding of it mature now. Enjoy its taste !… #EUGreenDeal
(2/9) Scenarios achieving 50-56% CO2 reduction by 2030 see total #coal use reduce by 70%, #oil by 25-50% and #naturalgas by up to 25%. The use of total #biomass ranges from limited growth to an increase of up to 60%. All compared to 2017.
(3/9) The growth of #wind power generation varies between a factor of 1.5 and 3.5 and the growth of #solar power between 1.5 and 4.5. Between 2017 and 2030.
#Hydrogen and #CCUS emerges in some but not all scenarios.
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The #COVID19 is the the global transformational reset button for the fourth industrial revolution sought by those World Economic Forum et al. We witness a global consolidation of power, inclusive of UN & WHO as the 4IR rolls out. Data & nature: the post2020 coveted class assets.
#WEF: "We partner w/ governments, leading companies, civil society, & experts from around the world to co-design & pilot innovative new approaches to policy & governance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution."

#2020Reset #IoT #5G #Blockchain #AI

#WEF Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Founding Partners:

MESS Turkey
Motsepe Foundation
Reliance Industries
Kaiser Permanente
Koç Holding
Latham & Watkins
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Section #45 MELTDOWN Thread

I told anyone who would listen that 45Q was compromised by the oil industry and it needed to be fully investigated. At least two years of prodding. It was an open secret in DC and the Permian Basin. 1/
Today the Treasury Department Inspector General went public with its investigation:
Over $1 billion claimed in total. Nearly $900 MILLION worth of tax credits were taken improperly - 87 percent of the total claimed. 2/…
It is unclear what happened to the vast majority of carbon captured for tax credit. Companies did not monitor, report, or verify it was safely and permanently stored it underground as required by law and guidance. This was billed as the “climate” tax credit.
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Important thread.

Q: What does #Imperial College, the World Economic Forum (#WEF), #Salesforce, #Sinovation Ventures (Chinese technology venture capital), #ABB (#automation technology), global artificial intelligence (#AI), all have in common? Image
A: #Vaccines, #EmergingMarkets, #gene editing - via the Fourth Industrial Revolution

[It is important to Important to note that on June 13, 2019 WEF officially partnered with the UN. On March 11 2020 it announced partnership w/ WHO to form "COVID Action Platform for business." ImageImageImageImage
Jan 24 2019: "Imperial scientists present #vaccine revolution to world leaders at WEF in Davos"

Academics from Imperial's Network for Vaccine Research, joined heads of G20 & other states, #CEOs of #multinationals, members of int. orgs & other scientists at the #WEF meeting. ImageImageImageImage
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Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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I finally got around to watching the Apocalypse Cow documentary (Channel 4, George Monbiot) the other night. Like Monbiot, I do not eat meat/fish or drink milk. I'm still gathering my thoughts on the doc,. however, here are my thoughts thus far.
All nature is now being recognized as an object to be bought/sold, traded on wall street. And this is what perhaps bother me most about the doc. As I can see the intent / purpose behind it. It's not as though Monbiot does not know about the #NewDealForNature. He does.
Consider most, if not all of his "allies" are at the helm or support the #NewDealForNature, led by WEF, WWF, UN, Natural Capital Coalition, Conservation Int., etc. And of course, both Monbiot & Thunberg did the promotional video for CI. #Celebrity is utilized to serve capital.
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What’s the huge advantage of driving a car? 🤔

Having the freedom of going anywhere and stopping wherever you want on the way 😊…

I didn’t buy a @Tesla for city driving. I bought it exclusively for #RoadTripping, because it’s an #EV.

For 10 years I have not owned any car.

I am getting around the city of @Bordeaux by bicycle as this is the most convenient and quick way to move in a European urban environment 🚲😊

For #RoadTrips outside the town I used #CarSharing (up to a few weeks).

However, I have been bothered by the #ClimateCrisis since 2005 and it’s been more and more difficult to cope with nasty petrol or diesel fill-ups and the CO2 and pollutant emissions associated with them 😖



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Zum aktuellen Hype um #Wasserstoff hier ein paar Anmerkungen und Fakten
Schon jetzt gibt es einen Markt für Wasserstoff - ca. 65 Mio. Tonnen werden pro Jahr verbraucht - Hauptabnehmer sind chemische Industrie und Raffinerien - also große Player in d fossilen Wirtschaft (Graphik aus:…) Image
Auch die Herstellung des Wasserstoffs erfolgt derzeit zu rund 96 % auf fossilem Weg - auf der Basis von #Erdgas, #Öl und #Kohle (Graphik: s.o.) Image
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🤓 so, i was looking at the @MineralsCouncil submission to the nuclear inquiry, which includes this nifty little infographic…

…and low and behold, it's the typical misinformation & truthiness we've come to expect from them.

THREAD on just a few things i noticed…
the world does not have 452 operating nuclear reactors…

there are 449 if you include the 28 japanese reactors that are still out of service 7.5 years after #fukushima.

so more like 421 operating reactors. no biggie, but let's get it right!

no, germany is not extending the life of its coal fired stations "to back up the grid".

in fact quite the opposite — germany is _paying_ coal power stations to leave the market early.
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Thread on @EIB economic appraisal of energy investment + relationship with monetary climate impact valuation 👇



Statement @EIB #UNClimateSummit yesterday:

@AMcDowell #AskEIB
[1] @EIB Energy Lending Policy (ELP) draft (July 2019) - under review - states to include external climate cost estimates associated with GHG emissions […]

🤔What were related comments received? 👇
[2] Emphasis on cost of renewables: @Grupa_PGE @FluxysGroup @eni @Eurogas_Eu @uniper_energy @EDSO_eu]. In reply, @EIB states that all projects need to pass economic assessment of Energy Lending Policy (Annex II)[…]

🤔 How is this calculated and applied? 👇
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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

"#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

"#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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As we peel back the layers of an orchestrated movement that serves to protect the ruling classes & the suicidal capitalist system itself, we need to look at Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. This will be a long & important thread. #FridaysForFinance
The Compact of Mayors officially merged w/ the Covenant of Mayors in 2016. The Global Covenant of Mayors [for Climate and Energy] unites more than 9209 cities (already committed) in 132 countries across 6 continents. This represents the world's largest coalition.
The Board is co-chaired by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and former New York City Mayor and U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg. Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres serves as Vice-Chair.
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We have just published our Review of Energy Policy: 2018!
Check out the thread below for a summary of all our recommendations.
Read the review in full here:
On #Transport: The target for phasing our conventionally fuelled vehicles is inadequate. The @transportgovuk ‘Road to Zero’ (‘ICE ban 2040’) may neither hit the target nor make the early gains needed for a 1.5°C trajectory. @_chris_brand_ @jillian_anable
On #electricity: policy should build on Electricity Market Reform that has worked well & adapt in the light of technology/cost changes. Change in ‘black start’ incentives & other ancillary services are needed to ensure the system remains resilient @energyukcomms @ngcontrolroom
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How Total is integrating #climate into its strategy?
We are positioned in fast-growing #lowcarbon markets, which means we offer an #energy mix whose carbon intensity is steadily decreasing.
In support of this change, we have created a tool for measuring the #carbon intensity of the #energy products we make available to our customers. That metric indicates the average of our products’ greenhouse gas emissions.
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With legislation committing California to 100% carbon-free electricity sitting on Gov. Brown’s desk, I wanted to share a timely new peer-reviewed article out today in the journal, @Joule_CP:…
In the paper, @nsepulvedam, @FdeSisternes, Prof. Richard Lester and I use detailed power system modeling to identify strategies that lower the costs and increase the odds of reaching a zero-carbon electricity grid. Check out MIT News coverage of the paper:…
After ~1,000 cases covering possible future tech cost, regional diffs in renewables quality & demand, and different limits on CO2, our study consistently demonstrates the best way to zero out electricity emissions is to deploy a balanced mix of low-carbon electricity sources.
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Tweeting this morning from the @GlobalCCS annual #CCS policy forum. The focus this morning is “what’s next” for carbon capture technology and policy.
.@GlobalCCS_Brad mentions a glowing statement released yesterday by @IEA praising Congress' recent extension and reform of 45Q tax credit for #CCS:
“That’s one of the rare times I’ve seen them put something out that enthusiastic about a policy measure taken by any country in the world,” @GlobalCCS_Brad says of @IEA’s comments on 45Q.
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