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In 1939, the United States had the 19th best military in the World. We moved to number 18 when Holland fell to Germany. America learned how to do big things in a very short period of time. We are doing/building big things again.…
Construction spending by US manufacturers more than doubled over the past year. For April 2023, the annual rate reached nearly $190 billion compared with $90 billion in June 2022, with manufacturing accounting for around 13% of non-government construction.…
“Over the past five years, TVA has attracted a record $47.8 billion of new business investment, adding an estimated 346,400 jobs, and the population of the Tennessee Valley is growing six times faster than the U.S. average, Lyash said.” @TVAnews…
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Why is it cheaper to add a more expensive #geothermal resource to the grid than add more cheap solar?
My keynote talk at the Dept of @ENERGY Enhanced Geothermal Shot Summit this morning has the answers to this counter-intuitive riddle. Here's my slides:… Image
In recent years, wind, solar and battery costs have plummeted, dropping by nearly 90% for solar PV and Lithium-ion battery packs and by more than two-thirds for onshore wind. Image
In fact, supportive public policy (RD&D & early-market deployment subsidies/mandates) have transformed these once-expensive "alternative energy" sources into THE CHEAPEST source of new electricity we can add to our grids.
Not cheapest CLEAN resources.
The cheapest, period. Image
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📝💡 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐥𝐲 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬💡📝
Here's is your roundup of top #CarbonDioxideRemoval News Articles / Scientific Papers from the past week: 🌱🪨🎛️🌊

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1️⃣ #CarbonRemoval Policy Tracker launched by @CarbonGap to explore Europe’s #CDR #DAC #BECCS policy landscape & pilots.🌱🎛️

2️⃣ ✍️ @fionaharvey's recent blog post explored the contentious issue related to #CarbonDioxideRemoval technologies.📰

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A lately published paper by @rosner_fabian, Schamberger & @hanna_breunig present "a novel #DirectAirCapture concept whereby cooling towers at #geothermal power plants are hybridized to capture CO2 at very #lowcost."

Details in a 🧵below⬇️
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"The system design is elegant in its ability to overcome key technical challenges and highlights the potential for using existing infrastructure to lower #DirectAirCapture cost and land footprint, and secure utilities and public confidence."
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"The techno-economic analysis suggests a cost-of-capture of $100 per metric tonne of CO2 is feasible, allowing #geothermal facilities to increase their net profit by $29 per metric tonne of CO2 captured — or $6 million per year — under the 45Q tax credit."
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Today and tomorrow, @G7 #Energy ministers meet in #Japan – a country, often considered a “laggard” on #energytransition. What is 🇯🇵’s energy system like and why is it so reluctant to step up #decarbonisation of its economy? A 🧵 1/19…
The “usual” arguments by the 🇯🇵 government when confronted with lack of both action and ambition on #energytransition:
1. #Japan is resource-poor
2. Japan’s geography limits #renewables build-out
3. Technologies & Innovation will solve the transition

How true are they? 2/19
Japan is indeed poor in some resources, most notably #fossilfuels. Fossil fuel based, its energy system is 88% dependent on #oil, #LNG and #coal imports. It has one of the least self-sufficient energy systems, dependent on #oil & gas from #MiddleEast & #coal from #Australia. 3/19 ImageImage
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What an amazing few weeks for #Nuclear Power. First, DOE launched the #NuclearLiftoff Report. Sober, well reviewed and realistic:…
The Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Advanced Nuclear report found that the U.S. will need between 550-770 GW of additional clean, firm power to complement the deployment of variable renewables in order reach net-zero by 2050.
All #CleanFirm resources come with Pluses and minuses that we try to define for the first time. Please give us feedback!
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First leaks of the EU Net Zero Industry Act are out. Here is what to expect for the official draft proposal on March 14th:
#GreenDealIndustrialPlan #NZIA #IRA
European manufacturing capacity shall be scaled up for the following technologies👇(1/13)
Scope (2/13):
1. #Solar Photovoltaic & solar thermal
2. Onshore and offshore #wind
3. #Battery technologies
4. #HeatPumps + #geothermal energy
5. Renewable #hydrogen
6. #Biomethane
7. #Nuclear technologies (fission)
8. #CCUS
9. #Grid technologies
Manufacturing capacity objectives within the EU by 2030 (3/13):
- Binding overall target: at least 40% of the Union’s annual deployment needs
- indicative targets for specific tech: wind turbines (85%), solar PV (40%), heat pumps (65%), batteries (85%), electrolysers (50%)
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Looking for an easy and economical way to reduce your household's carbon footprint?

Check out these alternative energy options that you can easily implement at home! 🧵⤵️

#solarenergy #windpower #geothermal #bioenergy #hydroenergy #carbonfootprint Looking for an easy and economical way to reduce your househ
1/ Solar power is one of the most popular alternative #energy options for households.

It's easy to install and maintain, and can significantly reduce your electricity bills. #solarenergy #gogreen ⤵️
2/ Wind power is another great #alternativeenergy option for households.

Small-scale #windturbines can be installed on your property and generate #electricity for your home. #windpower #cleanenergy ⤵️
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@EcoSenseNow 1) i'll wade into this: if these electric devices are geared to use energy efficently, that i know is possible then a lower energy demand would be needed that could be filed by sustainable energy not from fossil fuels. that everyone is scapegoating b/c its not JUST co2 >
@EcoSenseNow 2) in that smoke coming outa that motor or coal smokestack, its the other toxic shit as well. tell the whole story not just pic and choose, half truths are lies in disguise.

ex: if you build an energy efficient home, not necessarily something that the epa suggests, but one
@EcoSenseNow 3) but one that puts over and above the baseline suggestions on the EXTERIOR of a home. the structures temperature never has to be adjusted. this is called thermal conductivity. its like a utensil used to cook with. so here we have a building that takes less electricity
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I have never been as positive about our #energy #future as I am these days. Not alone do we have the #technologies and the knowhow to #decarbonise but we have massive retooling taking place in #China and the #US around key future energy technologies
Such as #solar, #wind, #batteries, #digitalisation, nextgeneration #nuclear, as well as significant technology breakthroughs in #geothermal, #heatpumps #tidalenergy, #hydrogen
What we do need to change is the negativity around #climatechange. It was thus great to read this article from @greendig criticising the god father of #energyhistory Vaclav Smil…
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#Geysers is the world's largest #geothermal field, spanning almost 30 square miles & generating approximately 2000 megawatts, enough to power 2 cities the size of #SanFrancisco. #CobbMountain & #MountKonocti are the two highest peaks in the volcanic field.… ImageImage
➡️Clear Lake Volcanic Field🌋 map with seismometer locations + USGS monitoring page:…
#ClearLakeVolcanicField #Cobb
#Geysers #TheGeysers #Clearlake
#CobbCA #LakeCounty #volcano Image
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🚨new preprint🚨

In two preregistered studies (N>3000 from 8 countries), we provide first evidence supporting a new *trust inoculation* that can be implemented to protect climate mitigation actions against negative persuasive attacks.

Interested? 🧵1/7
Negative attacks towards climate mitigation actions are ubiquitous in public discourse, and traditional interventions require preemptive knowledge about the argumentation used in these attacks to build psychological defenses.
To overcome this and create an inoculation that can be used regardless of the content of incoming attacks, we developed a trust inoculation: we made every aspect of the trustworthiness of key energy actors salient, as an attitudinal protection that we tested against...
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The keynotes tomorrow and Wednesday address the main problems we are facing right now in Europe and the world. We have solutions for the Energy Crisis. #SESAAU2022

Lets have a look at the abstract from the Keynotes.
will talk about the Industrializing #geothermal energy for urban #districtheating using the case of Aarhus.

The possibility for Europe within district heating is VAST.…
The challenges for power2X & electrofuels are significant. We need to hold back to ensure energy security. On the other hand we need to further develop this KEY technology.

David Dupont-Mouritzen from @CIP_Copenhagen, HØST in Esbjerg. #SESAAU2022…
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Detected a High Amplitude REMOTE MT Signal TRIGGER PULSE #RMTTP|18JUNE2022 beginning at approximately 17:13 UTC; measured from the #CajonPass #EarthquakeGate in #SoCal at #SanAndreasFault|Zone #PacificPlate|Boundary @lookner @CTBTO
#RMTTP|18JUNE2022 Here’s the real-time measurement which is still in progress... #CajonPass #EarthquakeGate #SoCal #SanAndreasFault|Zone and the Pore Pressure increase (rise) coming from the change in Brackish, or Brine Fluids (ballast resistance) preceding it; @lookner @CTBTO
M 1.2 - 6km SSW of Lytle Creek, CA
2022-06-18 16:37:58 (UTC)
34.208°N 117.523°W
10.7 km depth
#CucamongaFault|Zone #LytleCreek
#Radon|ionization-rnTEC #Scintillation|#MOR-MT/ULF #RMTTP|18JUNE2022 #SlowSlip|Tremor-ETS/AE measure #CajonPass #SoCal @lookner @CTBTO ImageImageImageImage
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Getting the whole world to #netzero #GHGs rapidly is going to be incredibly difficult. But given how strong and organized the #climateopposition is, we must distinguish #thesignalfromthenoise on which pathways are the most likely to succeed. A 🧵 on how I think about this 1/14
2/ First, we cannot rely on social and lifestyle change governed by new paradigms like degrowth to deliver in time for this #climatedecade. But if the movement delivers small reductions in energy or meat consumption, we need it…
3/ #Technologyandpolicy (and politics) need to do the heavy lifting. Can they deliver? Yes, but to effectively channel our efforts and fight off the opposition, we need to distinguish between main courses, side dishes and poison pills (frequently buried in the side dishes)
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Starting now. After brief opening statement by Chair Schwertner. Sen @whitmire_john asks why do we have to incentivize power plants to do what they're supposed to? Sen Nichols says they're profit seeking companies and they won't invest unless they can make money.
Whitmire responds: are you talking about providing government subsidies for gas generation? Tells Nichols he's sounding like the Biden Administration. Not sure why we would throw incentives at thermal generation.

#txlege #txenergy
Whitmire says we've reshuffled boards and commissions but we may be worse off now in terms of energy reliability than we were in February.
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#Testing of #well GA-1 has now officially started,led by ISOR (Iceland Geosurvey) after KenGen supplied and installed the necessary gear to blow the well. The well was opened for flow yesterday at 13:34 Ethiopian time.
#Ethiopia #KenGen #PMEthiopia #MOF_Ethiopia # Renewableenergy
First the gascap was blown vertically into air in safe weather conditions with the wind blowing to appropriate direction. H2S gas detectors in the neighborhood of the well pad did not respond meaning that no trace of H2S in the surrounding emphasizing
#geothermal #CleanEnergy
safety of the community around. Daily monitoring through our air quality monitors at key receptor locations is on going.
When steam arrived at well head and the flow was clean for debris the flow was directed towards the separator. Flow has been study in the past 24 hours.
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"Life did not invent #DNA."

Experimental support for the #hotsprings hypothesis for life's origin: David Deamer of @ucsc on nucleic acid polymerization in the wet-dry cycling of Darwin's "warm little pond," powered by #geothermal. Lab results confirmed in #hydrothermal pools.
From "boring statistical partitioning" in the fission of early protocells to the complex #homeostasis-driven #mitosis of the cells we know - Doron Lancet of @WeizmannInstSci on the gradient between closure of #autocatalysis #networks to complex regulatory mechanisms of #biology.
"Life is an integrated nested network of dynamic #kinetic cycles."

Addy Pross emphasizes the importance of motion to the persistent forms of self-organizing #complexsystems at SFI today
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#ClimateAlarmists ignore the fact that all of their propaganda efforts to scare people into submitting to expensive CO2 reduction schemes are having less than no restraining effect on the one & a half degrees of #GlobalWarming over the last two centuries.…
Nothing being done now is having any effect on reducing CO2. We could help Nature do it the old fashioned way by planting a trillion trees. But that takes time.
#ClimateAlarmists prefer preventing the poorest people from trying to stay alive during winter.…
Scientists are proving that active geothermal sources around the globe are causing most of the glacier melting & ocean warming. And more of that heat should be harnessed to benefit humanity, as has been done throughout human history.
#GeothermalGlobalWarming #ClimateChange
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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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