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Here's the @NZGreens #energy policy thread @TheGreenParty. Find it here: greens.org.nz/energy_policy 1/n
1.10 (policy positions numbered👍) tax incentive of accelerated depreciation of investments that increase energy efficiency/renewable energy. Now we're talking @ProfBahaj @tom_rushby
1.11 establishing a #FeedInTariff to reward distributed micro-gen. Are you sure? They're being phased out elsewhere as their job is done (scaling market to reduce costs of tech). A fair grid import $ might be better?
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there are a number of really interesting ideas in @NZGreens election #housing proposals (@TheGreenParty take notes) 1/n
the housing WarrantOfFitness (WoF) for rental is one. Bit like an EPC but expanded to damp etc. Riffs off the WoF for cars (which is actually pretty lax: emissions tests NZ global dumpster for polluting cars, whole other thread) #openaccess research 👉 journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.11…
another is a commitment to put PV & batteries in all suitable state homes 👉"virtual power stations". Maybe @solarcityNZ is lining up for that. Could substantially decouple energy habits from grid demand. #flexibility at scale @energyotago @JTorriti @CREDS_UK
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Thread > Temporary public realm changes: 10-point checklist

How can spaces adapt for the new normal?

A challenge for local authorities and others, for legal and planning frameworks, and creativity in re-imagining hidden and underused spaces.

Thanks to @DrSDMillington (1/12)
1. #Safety

Barriers between people and traffic need careful consideration - TFL research suggests removing some barriers can promote safer and slower driving.

Where possible, it may be safer to close streets to traffic.

(TFL research: foi.tfl.gov.uk/FOI-2274-1718/…)
2. #Adaptability

A key quality of Tactical Urbanism - to ensure places can adapt to changing trading conditions and help manage other potential disruptions to high streets

e.g. 2m social distancing - how quickly could infrastructure be reconfigured if guidance changes?
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Some evangelical/Pentecostal churches met in person yesterday; defying CDC recommendations not to gather in large groups and stay 6ft apart. Their justification? “We’re stronger than this virus.” 1/
#COVID19 #SocialDistancingNow #VirtualChurch
But I don’t believe this defiance comes from strength. It comes from fear of change—from the same place, deep down, that compels some to despise anyone or any policy that threatens routines of life. Change is their gut-level enemy. #COVID19 #SocialDistancingNow #VirtualChurch 2/
Within these communities, the ability to fight the tide and maintain sameness is considered “strength”. 3/
#COVID19 #SocialDistancingNow #virtualchurch
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I had consideration for @rte_france so far, mainly due to its employees professionalism. I was surprised by some weird comments from this operator last 2 years but this “event” about #flexibility just blow up my trust & respect for it, here is a short #Thread to explain why 1/
#flexibility if you really want to learn about this subject you will find nothing within this communication package from @rte_france instead spend a bit of time to read the excellent summary from @ENTSO_E showing the real challenges (especially TSOs/DSOs coopération issues) 2/
Confusion and anachronism: all is mixed in this com & show an organisation totally disconnected to reality, focusing on pleasing the pitch favoured by the government aligned with excellent lobbies who wrote the story telling tools (PPE, hydrogen, too much intermittent RE,...) 3/
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#energytwitter New #Businessmodels for #EU prosumers! Local energy trading and self consumption in EU nations. @Proseu_Project @BrownSdc @BaumanInstitute
@https://proseu.eu/sites/default/files/Resources/PROSEU_D4.1_Business%20models%20for%20collective%20prosumers.pdf
Disappearing subsidies are driving #innovation across decentralised generation. New ways of trading and sharing local electricity are coming @NewAngliaEnergy @exeterepg @Comm1nrg @Regen_insight @EnergyREV_UK @EnergySysCat @NatureEnergyJnl @energycities @Bankfieldbecky
Extending the definition of 'self' consumption to neighbourhoods and communities can really improve the viability of decentralised generation. This #p2p model is one way, but we think that micro trades can make local energy projects too 'markets' focussed. I.e. not fun 😑
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There seems to be a lack of #flexibility (legal and/or psychological) withing the #administration of #Berlin. The text reproduced below says:
'Berlin, 2018-11-20. Even though the city of Berlin currently commands roughly 3000 free places in so-called 'refugee shelters', the..
..Berlin senator for social affairs, Elke Breitenbach (of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Left_…) is unwilling to make the place available also to students and homeless persons (who urgently need accomodation). In view of the fact that in the [#German] capital about 4100 students don't have..
.. a home (not to speak of the at least as many homeless people in the city), this is a political #scandal. Allegedly, there are legal reasons against having these aparments occupied by non-foreigners, for these apartments were built under so-called 'refugee law'. It would be ..
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President Donald Trump is authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections @AP

While Obama’s meddled in Israel’s elections (among others) and forcefully told Putin to “cut it out.”

2012: Russia rooting for Obama in US election m.dw.com/en/russia-root…
Putin-Obama bromance.

“I believe that he [Obama] is a decent person and he really wants to change a lot of things for the better,” Putin said.

”Under Obama, there's been a positive change in the US-Russian relationship, Putin said.
“He singled out the nuclear arms control treaty signed by Moscow and Washington in 2010, as well as American support for Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization this year.”
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