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For the next three months, I plan to post a slide-a-day from the @MSFTResearch #NewFutureofWork report, calling out interesting tidbits and providing links to learn more. Find the complete report at: aka.ms/nfw2022 Image
An amazing amount of work went into producing the #NewFutureofWork report. I created a list so that you can follow all of the report authors on Twitter: twitter.com/i/lists/152121… Image
#Slide17: Priorities have shifted towards tighter integration of work and personal needs. E.g., the #WTI (microsoft.com/en-us/worklab/…) shows that many are more like to put family, personal life over work than before the pandemic. #Flexibility #NewFutureofWork aka.ms/nfw2022 Image
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ZBF release finally draws closer (zero2050usa.com). We have been working to get the data/report out & understandable. Here is a short thread with some interesting observations that we made. First, here is a cheat sheet for our scenarios (a wide spread of possibilities)
First, we find that scenarios have huge amounts of #wind & #solar. We also find that deployment rates for these (& #storage) must dramatically increase to reach our goals (with and without novel generation).
This becomes increasingly important for limited technology cases & huge for #storage in terms of energy capacity.
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[THREAD] Dear @PattyMurray , I received an email from you today earnestly asking for input. You wrote "I can’t tell you how important your voice is to me. What I hear from folks like you in Washington state drives everything I do in the other Washington." So I wrote you back...1/
Unfortunately, my email was returned undeliverable. Strange, since you so desire to hear from the public. So I thought I'd copy my letter here.
Senator Murray:
I am a one-issue voter.
I live in California under the crushing oppression of #AB5, now a.k.a #AB2257. 2/
This law has made California independent solo business owners like me ( I am a marketing consultant, writer and illustrator) unable to earn a living as before, because our clients and prospects understandably fear misclassification fines. 3/
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Welcome to the inaugural #UrbanWildlifeWednesday! Today we're talking about one of my favorite urban adapters, the #Raccoon, AKA #TrashPandas!
#SciComm #ScienceTwitter #UrbanEcology
#Raccoons are incredibly successful in cities, being ubiquitous across North America, and, unfortunately, successfully invading countries where they've been introduced, like Europe and Japan. Raccoon holding onto the ladder on the back of a garbage tru
And we all know that #raccoons are #smart...right? While there's a ton of anecdotal reports of raccoons engaging in what we'd call intelligent behavior, usually in the search for food, we actually don't know how truly smart they are. Raccoon climbing out of trash can with food bag in their mou
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/16/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/03/16/dai…
The Untapped Potential of Personal Narrative – John Hagel

johnhagel.com/the-untapped-p…

#narrative
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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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#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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Our second panel discussion 'Pushing back the frontiers' has just started with Alex Gilbert @TfL Tanya Groth @tanja_groth SWECO and Nigel Cornwall @CornwallInsight @Pixie_Energy #smart19
.@TfL Alex Gilbert speaking on their four focus areas for #flexibility. #energyefficiency, #procurement, generation, and road transport #electrification. #Smart19 Image
.@tanja_groth of sweco on integrating #thermalstorage to provide balancing services, and the interplay between heat and power. Image
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Now it's time for our first panel discussion ' The future of flexibility is now' with Alex Gilbert @TfL and Joe McDonald @Limejump, Rafiek Versmissen @DNVGL_Energy and Andy McKay @power_evergreen #Smart19
Joe discussing the current UK energy mix, and how a #virtualpowerplant can help in #decarbonisation of the UK. @Limejump #Smart19 Image
Now Rafiek on unlocking value of #flexibility for networks. It's very much situational, an ongoing assessment, that gives DNOs options for the temporary needs of the system vs long term assets. Flexibility only has viability if it's reliable and cost effective.
@DNVGL #Smart19 Image
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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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