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Found out some interesting info yesterday.
Windsor, home of the #windsorhum mystery sound that makes people sick and uneasy has a big power plant run by @CapitalPower
Plant says its a #naturalgas facility and it has a giant water reservoir underneath
@CapitalPower Windsor is at the end point of a natural water table, there are several in my province. This company also manages huge wind turbine farms in US/Canada as well as carbon capture devices.
They build the turbines on the artesian wells to vibrate the rock below leading to plant
@CapitalPower The city is also on the grid to provide vibration I was given a tip about Caesar's Casino in Windsor (a city has to be a vital spot to earn a Royal name). The Casino is built on the eye of the city. You can clearly see the eye shape here.
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Recent @bradplumer article for @nytimes asks - will utilities replace #coal with #naturalgas or #renewableenergy? Utilities are diverging along those paths, but the math for renewable and storage economics is more compelling than many understand. A thread:
1/ If you concede that natgas or some "firm" capacity is for balancing and to meet peak, it's fair as a rule of thumb to say solar plus storage replaces that service until we get to much higher penetrations of renewables. We can rely for now on 450 GW of existing gas.
2/ @Lazard LCOE v12 puts the LCOE of natgas at $41-74. Consider two interesting numbers. The first is yesterday's contracts for 1200MW solar and 590MW storage in Nevada. Only one contract for 200/100 MW of solar + 4hr battery announced prices. greentechmedia.com/articles/read/…
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Today we're taking a trip along the Ohio River to see how the expanding petrochemical industry is impacting the country's most polluted river. #savetheohio
Our first site: the Revolution natural gas #pipelineexplosion. Karen Gdula describes her experience waking up to the fire in her backyard.
The Shell Ethane Cracker- the plant contains 42 aluminum silos to hold the 1.6 MILLION tons of plastic pellets it will make per yr (pictured). #frackingforplastic
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New evidence suggests #Ukraine played a key role in creating Trump-#RussianCollusion narrative at the behest of @BarackObama officials
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As #Ukraine underwent dramatic changes in 2014, then-VP @JoeBiden played a critical role in the @BarackObama admin’s involvement in the revolution that ousted #Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Following the revolution, Biden would use his influence to help force the…
… creation of the troubled National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU). Notably, during the 2016 elections information leaked from NABU on Trump’s campaign manager #PaulManafort that helped to create the false #RussianCollusion narrative.
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Leticia: @airallianceHOU has their own purple air monitors for #ITCDisaster. @HarvardU also has monitors. #ITCfire is why we cannot afford rollbacks. Study by @EnvironmentTex show companies like ITC don't incur problems from air quality violations. EPA & TCEQ not protecting us
.@HighTechAztec @SierraClub: Experiencing symptoms of exposure and high levels of distress.

I care because I live here, too. My mom lives in Deer Park. Friends who are pregnant & vulnerable. Concerned about cumulative impact. Scares me

#ITCDisasterTownHall #ITCfire #UTCDisaster
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In April, Alberta, Canada, will elect a new provincial government. Many may be unaware that the current @rachelnotley govt has adopted a globally significant #climate plan. Here is what's in it, what it has done, and what is at stake next month. A THREAD #abvote 1/24
First, where did Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan plan come from? (George Soros, perhaps? Foreign-funded radicals?) No. It came from Albertans. A volunteer panel led by @andrew_leach spoke w 1K residents in-person and heard from 25K+ online. 2/24
The panel also engaged with 350+ stakeholders and met w Aboriginal Peoples in three cities, and received hundreds of detailed submissions from NGOs, industry groups and others. 3/24
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For the 82nd Month in a row, Australian Oil import coverage stocks are well below the 90 day IEA minimum, despite increasing by 3 days and stable daily imports for December 2018. Australian #energysecurity remains vulnerable #OOTT #energypolicy #oil #auspol
Australian Net Oil Imports have increased by ~12% vs December 2017. Australia remains vulnerable to international oil supply disruptions while stocks remain >40% below the IEA 90 day minimum. #OOTT #energypolicy #energysecurity #oil #auspol #energytwitter
Australian Domestic Refinery Inputs only contribute 16% of Indigenous supply for local consumption. With production having declined consistently over the last 10 years, import dependency remains a strategic concern. #EnergyPolicy #EnergySecurity #OOTT #OIL #auspol
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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: bit.ly/2BsqDqf
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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How Total is integrating #climate into its strategy?
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We are positioned in fast-growing #lowcarbon markets, which means we offer an #energy mix whose carbon intensity is steadily decreasing.
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In support of this change, we have created a tool for measuring the #carbon intensity of the #energy products we make available to our customers. That metric indicates the average of our products’ greenhouse gas emissions.
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Russian directive 4 #EU: dismantle, separate UK, the weaken Germany while increasing presence from West 2 East #US directive: dismantle NATO, weaken US relationships around globe & especially with Canada while strategizing 2 move north 2 retake Alaska & northern Canada
Trump has been so enamored w/ the power of Putin he doesn’t realize this trade war with China is exactly what Putin wanted. In 2016 US made deal with China 2B their #1 provider of #NaturalGas & #Oil but now with tariffs & trade war all that surplus will be devoured by tariffs
Did he really think Putin would B ok with the U.S. backdooring him? No! While we’re busy with #CivilUnrest Putin will manipulate the #MidEast & #EU & then when he’s got it all in place & we think they’re our BFF’s they’re going 2 turn on an isolated America 1st & all alone
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.@FERC has a lot to be proud of in the 11 months since a quorum was re-established in August 2017.
Among the most significant achievements is the approval of a number of major #natgas #pipeline projects & BILLIONS of cf/d of new capacity. Many of those projects had been waiting for an exceptionally long time.
But there are some areas where we can & should do better — specifically, our review of #LNG export terminal applications. We need more resources!
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Six #nuclear reactors closed since 2013. By my count, up to 23 more reactors may retire w/o policy or market conditions improving: 21.6 GW = ~1/5th of US fleet, 4% of US #electricity--and crucially, 12% of emissions-free generation.

So what's killing nuclear power in the U.S.?
In a new @MIT CEEPR paper -- 1 part #energy #economics & 1 part film noir murder mystery! -- I provide the 1st empirical estimates of what's driving down #electricity market prices & killing profitability of 19 #nuclear power plants across @pjminterconnect ceepr.mit.edu/publications/w…
You can read a short policy brief summarizing the paper & key conclusions @MIT CEEPR here: ceepr.mit.edu/files/papers/2…

Abstract & paper here: ceepr.mit.edu/publications/w…

Slides presented at #ASSA2018 here: dropbox.com/s/b6192hrvn331…
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