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Reminder: While U.S. is arresting adults and abusing kids from Central America, China is pledging to invest $38 Billion to rebuild SA power grid, incl new #solar, #wind generation - goo.gl/uTx2VV #climatechange
Money quote: "We can install a (transmission line) that can send (#solar and #wind power) where it needs to go. We could even send it all the way to the U.S." goo.gl/uTx2VV - #renewables
Ironically, this was precisely the strategy of "Connect the Americas 2022" program launched by Secy State @HillaryClinton under @BarackObama in 2012 - goo.gl/A9htzY - #climatechange #RenewableEnergy
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To extend your analogy, the key difference between retail goods and electricity is that electricity can move at the speed of light as long as there is a wire to move it on. 1/
What Euro (and now Chinese) power mkts are doing is using UHV #transmission lines to move surplus power to mkts with excess demand. This benefits #renewables which are not dispatchable also uses more capacity of baseload plants. /2
As @ABBgroupnews and @Siemens will tell you, the power loss w/ HVDC #transmission > 2,000 mi is very low and can easily tranverse water boundaries, which is why it's being used for offshore wind and across North Sea. /3
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China's Bold Vision: A Global Energy Interconnection (GEIDCO) to Connect #Renewables goo.gl/sLPaao #solar #wind #supergrid #HVDC
ICYMI - @JeffDSachs presenting with @CarlPope and others at @SLU_Official's "Saint Louis Climate Summit, Apr 22-24" - @earthinstitute @MikeBloomberg @SierraClub @geidco @GCAS2018 @PeterGleick -
ICYMI - @JeffDSachs served on panel at @geidco Conference in Beijing, Mar 28, 2018. Complete video here, presentation at 3:14:40 mark - goo.gl/TMzHtE @earthinstitute @GCAS2018 @BloombergDotOrg @GENINews
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Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Plan World's Largest #Solar Project goo.gl/EDZLzM #supergrid #HVDC #MENA #NEOM #OBOR @geidco
Saudi Arabia and Egypt are also planning a$1.6 billion, 3000 MW transmission line to link the two countries and the GCC Gulf State grid - goo.gl/w88NzM
.@Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son is also driving force behind Asia #SuperGrid project, linking power grids + renewables in 4 countries: China, S. Korea, Russia & Japan - goo.gl/7VchDS #solar #wind #HVDC #climatechange
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