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In July 1969 the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. #OneGiantLeap

#Apollo11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

That's #OneSmallStep for [a] man, #OneGiantLeap for mankind.

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I have had a major change of heart on an important matter. I would no longer oppose the building of new nuclear power plants - even using conventional technology - on the East Coast. Let me explain why. (Thread) /1
First, as I have said over and over again about the #energytransition, this is geographical. The entire Western Interconnection should have no problem phasing out coal, gas _and_ nukes and moving to very high portions of #renewables - by 2030 or so. /2
The Midwest/Plains should be able decarbonizing electricity using a combination of new renewables and existing nukes in around that timeframe. The South will be harder, unless major offshore wind is deployed. Places like Louisiana could import power from Plains/Midwest wind. /3
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We have a new report out on munis & co-ops in Minnesota. Over 2 years, our team (@forsberg_linds, Matt Grimley, Stephanie Lenhert of @EPI_Energy, & @ElizabethJWilso of @Dartmouth) interviewed >50 muni/co-op personnel to learn how they’re engaging w/ DERs
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Munis & co-ops are nonprofit utilities that make decisions fundamentally differently than IOUs. Minnesota has 125 munis & 45 co-ops that serve >1/3 of the state’s electric load (higher than the national rate of 28% served by nonprofit utilities).
Munis and co-ops emphasize democratic, locally controlled principles, so it seems like these utilities would be prime candidates for distributed energy resources (#DERs) that can be locally controlled and participatory.…
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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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