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“Interested in sustainable energy and energy transitions?
My research group—Energy Technology and Policy Assessment—is looking for graduate students (master’s and PhD) and postdoctoral scholars interested in #lifecycleassessment (LCA), technoeconomics, and innovation. McGill
Civil Engineering is an excellent program for sustainable energy, spanning electricity, transportation, and environment (including collaborative, interdisciplinary opportunities across engineering departments and campus). ETAPA research is in line with #TISED goals for
sustainability in engineering and design. Undergraduate research assistantships will also be available.

Present student/postdoc opportunities focus on:

♻ LCA of #transportation in Peru and Canada
♻ Land use impacts of electricity and energy #infrastructure, USA, Canada,
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#oilandgas is the reason for modern human flourishing.
We would not have been able to scale human society to support 7B+ without it
Fiat currencies also contributed to that, as did all modern commerce, trade and economics to this point.
Without those we would not exist as we do
That being said, there is a better alternative measured in human flourishing. Namely #Bitcoin. Decentralization of the money supply inherently requires decentralization of the energy supply, which means a decentralization of the food supply. This is proof of work enacted at scale
The malthusian mantra of eliminating Oil & Gas is not a solution. Pseudo-replacing it with "renewables" is a scam, these all require more input than they output over the lifetime of the tech. Decentralization of the energy supply means growth of #permaculture based bioenergy.
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A brand new scientific paper (474 references) reviews all published research on 100% renewables to show, unequivocally, that 100% renewable energy “can power all energy in all regions of the world at low cost”

It’s such good climate news: high time we get on with it!

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Main conclusion: 100% renewable energy systems CAN power all energy in all regions of the world at low cost and we do NOT need to rely on fossil fuels in the future.

End of

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Turns out there are 739 papers including 666 peer-reviewed articles, 44 articles discussing generic questions + 38 articles reviewing the field of 100% RE system analyses

Main conclusion (repeat): 100% renewables CAN power all energy in all regions of the world at low cost

3/n
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Partnership Deal

PepsiCo has just announced a new partnership with the ESG unicorn, SMX.

Let’s discuss 👇🏽 Image
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SMX’s patented technology gives all materials a physical and digital memory of its origination and history so it can be recycled, reused, and authenticated multiple times.

#circulareconomy
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As part of this transformational technology,

SMX has developed a #blockchain
powered recycling conveyor that can identify plastics during the recycling process using its chemical marker, enabling product identification and traceability.
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80% of plastic water bottles end up in landfills.

It takes up to 1,000 years for every single bottle to decompose

Check this out 👇🏽 Image
1/ PepsiCo ( $PEP)

has just announced a new partnership with the ESG unicorn, $SMX

to promote sustainability in its European supply chain. Image
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SMX’s patented technology gives all materials a physical and digital memory of its origination and history so it can be recycled, reused, and authenticated multiple times.

#circulareconomy
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As an Irish citizen of a Constitutional Republic - I am yet again appalled this morning by what I witnessed this Government do to the #Oireachtas in the making of #legislation - facilitated today by @smytho a Minister of State in #DECC from @greenparty_ie - details below👇
On 14 June in 2nd stage debate on a bill on #CircularEconomy & #Mining the Minister flagged in less than 6 lines of words - a major scope change to the bill for "essential amendments on Committee Stage in this House to address some urgent matters concerning energy capacity" BUT👇
17 days later the Government:
😡Had not briefed even informally the JOC HLGH responsible for Planning or the JOC Env & Climate Action responsible for the EPA on the changes
😡Had not ensured a copy of the amendments was on the Oireachtas website for today's debate on them
AND👇
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Hi! This is my first tweet official tweet. I figured it was worth dusting off this as yet unused account (too much to do, too little time) for something this important.

Tl:dr - I'm asking you to please support this #bced cause:

gofund.me/af9c0b64
So, like many parents (& grandparents & teachers & so many others), I've been calling repeatedly for scientifically-sound COVID mitigation measures in BC schools. As a former practicing engineer, I'm stunned at the exclusion of Professional Engineers from school safety plans.
It seems straightforward. The application of ASHRAE guidance requires the skills & responsibility of Professional Engineers (mechanical / building). I spoke with consulting engineering colleagues. They have many commercial clients who are indeed retaining them to
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With #Raisina2022 in full swing, @orfonline is delighted to announce the #RaisinaEdit— a selection of commentaries that unpack, interpret, & problematise contemporary global developments.

Edited by @anahitakhanna95 & @PreetiLourdes

orfonline.org/series/the-rai…
A key reason for the growth of the passion #economy is that it offers alternative ways of making money, innovative paths toward professional fulfilment & unprecedented career opportunities, writes @utkarsh_amitabh or-f.org/103498
The #circulareconomy is based on three principles driven by design: Eliminate waste and #pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature, says @Bharati09. orfonline.org/expert-speak/t…
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It's #EarthDay so today seems like a good day to share a quick overview of my book, Brave Green World, which I coauthored with Dr Chris Forman (1/17)
With an almost constant stream of scary environmental news, it can be easy to feel disheartened. There are solutions to the environmental crisis - but it requires a rethink of our relationship with matter and energy.
In #BraveGreenWorld, Chris and I set out to understand how we can combine old wisdom with new technology to make our economy more like a natural ecosystem - recycling everything locally and producing next to no waste.
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So you've made that critical, brave decision to step up to the greatest challenge in human history. A #ClimateActionHero is always born asking the exact same question as those born before:

"So...what the heck do I do now?"

Take heart.

You're not alone.

This 🧵's for you
Answering a call to action (after first ignoring or refusing it) is textbook superhero origin story material, which means the first steps of your adventure are already taken. But Climate's been in popular culture since 2006. Something specific's compelling you now. What is it? /2
Something drove the point home to you. Activated you. Take a moment and enshrine it because you'll be explaining it time and time again, to allies, detractors, society's gate-keepers and even future #ClimateActionHeroes just like you. It's #TheBigWhy & every hero's got one /3
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These are our 5 takeaways from the #IPCC report on #mitigation, looking at what it means for the #waste sector. Spoiler: we need to cut emissions as fast and furious as we can, and reducing #waste, #plastic and being more materials efficient can help lots
no-burn.org/ipcc-takeaways…
As the report points out, the #waste sector remains the largest contributor to urban emissions after the energy sector, even in low-carbon #cities. Urban areas themselves represent the lion’s share of global emissions, and it's increasing: from 60% in 2000 to 67% in 2015.
So, the @IPCC_CH #ClimateReport recognises that cities can significantly reduce emissions, but this requires systemic transformation: #circulareconomy, #inclusion, #equity, innovative technologies can make a huge contribution towards low carbon urban devel'mnt

The 5 takeaways
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Thanks @BIOSWITCH_eu for the workshop on the agri-food sector and how #EUfunded projects can contribute to the switch to a #biobased economy 👏
Let's see the main features of how ECOFUNCO is contributing to the #green and #circulareconomy 👇 Image
Through the use use of by-products from the food industry🏭, ECOFUNCO is researching how to extract bio-based functional molecules using green chemistry 🧪and innovative technologies 👨‍🔬 Image
In this way, food residues coming from 🍅🥜🌻🍉🍈🦐🍄are used for the production of bio-based coatings and adhesives that are fully biodegradable and can be used on paper and plastic substrates, avoiding 🦠 Image
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"I believe IPTC can be a powerful catalyst in the transformation of commitment to action," says Nasir K. Al-Naimi, SVP Upstream of #Saudi @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
"We know the world needs us now, perhaps more than ever, to ensure the #energy transition leaves no nation behind," says Nasir Al-Naimi of @aramco at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, held at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre #IPTC2022
.@Aramco is among the lowest #oil producers in terms of #carbon intensity, Aramco's chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan says at the International Petroleum Technology Conference #IPTC2022
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❗️ STARTING NOW | Our #TalkingAfricaEurope on Climate and Energy begins. On the agenda:
🌿 #ClimateAction
🌍 #AUEUSummit
🤝 #CitizenEngagement
… and much more!
↪️ frnds.eu/AEFCLEN
Kicking off our first #TalkingAfricaEurope discussion on the year, Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman @Mo_IbrahimFdn, notes the importance of having cross-continental discussions, especially ahead of the #AUEUSummit. ⤵️
Joining us at today's #TalkingAfricaEurope discussion, @CharlesMichel, @eucopresident, stresses that the next #AUEUSummit should be "the opportunity for a new paradigm, for a new approach, for a new alliance between Africa and Europe". #ReimagineAfricaEurope
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And we're live - our ZW Live! #webinar "Should the #EU ban all exports of its #waste?" is now in full swing!

Watch it live on our Youtube channel if you couldn't register via Zoom:

@PierreCondamine @msaraswati @FokusNexus3 @Europarl_EN @EU_ENV @RethinkPlastic @brkfreeplastic @CLEAR_Lab_ All systems produce #waste - but how can we "waste well"?

Even with proximity principles in place, waste get side to the populations with the lowest incomes and from whose the biggest efforts are required - food for thought from our speaker @MaxLiboiron.

#WasteTrade #webinar
“Waste exports means creating further impacts on 'sacrifice zones' and communities which are already vulnerable; it is a presumed entitlement.” – @MaxLiboiron
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Quick thread 🧵to pick out a few main points from this excellent post from @Josie_Warden. There's a lot of good insight in here, and praise for the kind of place-based work we do at @ZeroWasteLeeds. #JoinTheRegeneration 1/
First up, some background. @ZeroWasteLeeds have been working on clothing and fashion for a couple of years now. Why? Leeds was pretty much built on textiles & tailoring. And clothing has big environmental impacts. We believe Leeds can lead the way in showing a better way. 2/
As part of @theRSAorg Regenerative Futures project, we created #LeedsFashionFutures, exploring how together as a city Leeds could once again be a world leader in clothing & textiles - with sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
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Here are the principles behind the @YHClimateCom 50 point plan that's been published today. And here's the plan yorksandhumberclimate.org.uk/climate-action… - #YPClimateSummit
There are so many things to do - but good to see improving communications around climate issues front and centre in the plan. Very easy to turn people off, when we need for all of us to be fully engaged with what's happening & what we can do. #YPClimateSummit
And here's the summary of what's at the heart of the plan. Nicely communicated. #YPClimateSummit
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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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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/23/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/08/23/dai…
Why not working first thing on Monday can supercharge your productivity

fastcompany.com/90649946/why-n…

#work #time #productivity
So-called 'junk' DNA plays a key role in speciation

phys.org/news/2021-08-s…

#SatelliteDNA #role #speciation
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Excited to see this new paper published in @RCRjournal : doi.org/10.1016/j.resc…
In this piece, I argue that the #CircularEconomy will remain a mere pipe dream as long as the growth imperative drives the economy. Instead, a post-growth approach to circular economy is required.⬇️
1. Circular economy is often heralded as a panacea that will allow green growth. While CE is trending as a topic, empirical evidence shows that, thus far,↗️ in global GDP have been tightly coupled with ↗️in the material footprint and associated ecological impacts of the economy.
2. Is a genuinely circular economy compatible with economic growth? There are, I argue, two main possible paths: persisting in attempting to reconcile the circular economy with economic growth or adopting a post-growth approach to the circular economy.
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A few more things about the #MERUK and Oil and Gas Authority Strategy, before the oil and gas bots get onto it... I compared these word for word, and at the face of it there are a few differences. /I
The strategy's "central obligation" remains that "Relevant persons must, in the exercise of their relevant activities, take the steps necessary to: a) secure that the maximum value of economically recoverable petroleum is recovered from the strata beneath relevant UK waters" /II;
“and, in doing so, b) take appropriate steps to assist the Secretary of State in meeting the #NetZero target, including by reducing as far as reasonable in the circumstances GHG emissions (...) and supporting carbon capture and storage projects” /III
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/05/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/06/05/dai…
A complete human genome sequence is close: how scientists filled in the gaps

nature.com/articles/d4158…

#HumanGenome #GenomeSequencing
A Japanese Novelist’s Tale of Bullying and Nietzsch

newyorker.com/magazine/2021/…

#BookReview #nietzsche #power #morality #novelist
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