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🍃 The Offshore Wind Megathread 🍃

How many times have you seen on TV or read on Twitter that wind power is cheap and that's where the Government should focus its efforts?

Let's have a look at why that isn't remotely true.

#windenergy #greenenergy #renewables Image
@BrknMan @aDissentient @7Kiwi MW not GW, it's late.
@BrknMan @aDissentient @7Kiwi I will say its possible for outliers. HR3 is a shallow, near shore farm and it was built before turbine costs shot up.

That's not the trend were seeing in the UK.
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🇺🇸 President Trump made America energy independent🛢️💪

The Biden administration sabotaged that achievement.

Come November 5, 2024, America will reclaim its independence.

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1/ For the first time in nearly 70 years, the United States became a net energy exporter, unleashing oil and natural gas potential.
America became the world's number one producer of oil and natural gas! 📈🌍 #EnergyIndependence #USA
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In 2018 I created an ongoing #ClimateEd thread about the #ClimateCrisis.

Five years later, it's time for an update.✅

This #ClimateAction thread has a TON of info to help EVERYONE get #ClimateBrainy about the #science and facts of #climatechange.📊

Save, share and visit often! Image
Here's the old thread, which I'll no longer be updating:

It still contains MANY informative articles and links from reputable sources, so it's worth revisiting, even if some info isn't all that up-to-date.

The old tag was #Climate_Ed.

New: #ClimateEd👍
This NEW thread will contain PLENTY of top-tier posts from MANY solid #climatescience contributors, so come back regularly to see what's been added.

#Climatebrawl folks especially, as you can use these posts to #refute #deniers handily.

Don't argue with any trolls, however! 🧌 Image
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After a decade of stagnation, we sense a wind of change in #CentralEurope. Governments must now use the National Energy Climate Plans (#NECPs) submission to translate these recent improvements into higher targets for #windenergy.

A thread 🧵👇 An onshore wind farm in Cen...
The accelerated build-out of #renewables will increase #energysecurity in Central Europe and bring down the #electricityprice for local industry and households by up to 29%, according to @EmberClimate research. An onshore wind farm in Cen...
Our CEO says: "Wind is 17% of all the electricity consumed in Europe today and will be 43% by 2030. The whole of Europe is going to have to contribute. #NECP update offers a great opportunity to nail new targets and spell out the policies on #permitting and #grids." An onshore wind farm in Cen...
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Excellent talk by Simon Sharpe @INETOxford just now, pointing out how the #climate crisis challenges economic #orthodoxy in several ways. Spoiler 🔥"Economics as a discipline has forgotten what the scientific method is" (@camjhep pointing to #heterodox ideas in defense)🧵
💡The premise: To meet our #climate goals, we need to reduce emissions globally by about 8% per year by 2030, as compared to the 1,5% p.a. achieved so far - hence the title of his book #FiveTimesFaster
1⃣ An #economy going through the rapid and far-reaching systems #transition this requires (acc. to @IPCC_CH) cannot be analysed in terms of #equilibrium, a sitation in which "nobody has any immediate reason to change their actions" according to the Oxford Dictionary of Economics. Image
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One of the biggest challenges for #solar and #wind is integrating more renewable energy into the power system. How can we do this effectively? #renewableenergy #cleanenergy
To encourage the buildout of renewables, we need strong financial incentives. Finding the right mechanisms is crucial for a successful energy transition. #renewableenergy #financialincentives
Impressive! #Denmark consistently meets 85% of its weekly energy needs from #renewables. They are leading the way in sustainable energy production. #cleanpower Image
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🧵| G7 leaders will meeting in Hiroshima🇯🇵 next week & they need to talk #grids⚡️

According to @Reuters and @e3g, to scale up electricity grids & storage infrastructure to meet our #renewables goals by the mid-2030s, policymakers must turn targets into a clear "grid agenda". Image
2/3 | Grid interconnection is a strength in the EU and we must continue working together to develop clear outlines for new #electricity infrastructure, notes @FactFisching.

Read the full article for more on why power grid investment is a global priority👇…
3/3 | We also welcome @johnpodesta's perspective: legislation to speed up grid deployment should “not push communities out of the decision-making process, but bring them in earlier”

Grids don't have to leave communities & nature behind! Learn more👇
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The conversation about #SouthAfrica's looming #electricitycrisis HAS to include coal.

Why? Let's have a look 🧵🧵🧵 Image
Our energy sector has the 🥈 highest Green House Gas emissions of any the World's Industrializing countries (the G20) 🥲🌍🥲. Coal is responsible for roughly 85% of our energy generation 🤯. #GHG

👇🏻👇🏻… Image
Coal is now less #efficient 📉
The amount of energy required to get coal to create electricity is now higher, so basically nowadays… it’s giving us back less than before!
The exact opposite of #renewables☘️…🙄🙄

👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻… Image
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🧵| What lessons can the 🇺🇸#US learn from the 🇪🇺#EU's 🔆#EnergyTransition?

As states and the Biden administration move towards #electrification, the US needs to rapidly expand its electric⚡️#grid to tap the potential of 🌱#renewables and lower carbon emissions. Image
2/5 | New York recently became the first US state to require its public power provider to generate all electricity from clean energy by 2030.

This will require more connections between renewables and the 🔌#grid.

More from @aliyaute in @GuardianUS👇… Image
3/5 | Plugging in 🚙cars, 🏠homes, and 🏭factories to renewables is a cornerstone of Biden’s plan to cut emissions, which means electricity demand in the US could roughly double by 2050, even as overall energy use goes down.

🔗@PopovichN & @bradplumer👇… Image
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In our latest episode of The Art of the Climate Deal, our North America Executive Director sat down with Apple’s Sarah Chandler, to talk about their recent successes and future aims in decarbonizing their #supplychains:

Watch now:
Apple is transitioning its manufacturing #supplychain to 100% #renewables. It provides a space to discuss learnings and works with electricity providers to bring renewables to challenging markets.

More in this new case study with @exponentialroad:… Image
Ahead of the US Climate Action Summit, Apple also announced strong progress on their #circulareconomy, including a major acceleration of its work to expand recycled materials across its product, including 2025 targets on:
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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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Research Report of the Week: The #Global #Electricity Review from Ember which is full of incredible information on what is going on in the world of electricity, #renewables etc…
1. #Wind and #solar reach a record 12% of global electricity in 2022 Image
2. In 2022 growth in #renewables met 92% of the increase in global electricity demand Image
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With the goal to catalyze more rapid and coordinated action across the full technology value chain, @ENERGY's #NuclearLiftoff establishes a common fact-base for the private sector for critical clean energy technologies. #BuildNuclearNow 1/x… Image
Regardless of level of #renewables deployment, to achieve net-zero in the U.S. by 2050 requires ~550–770 GW of additional clean, firm capacity. Modeling results indicate demand for 200+ GW of new nuclear capacity. #AdvancedNuclear 2/x Image
Multiple system-level decarbonization modeling exercises over the last 2 years have concluded that, especially with estimates for #renewables buildout that account for limitations from #transmission expansion and #LandUse, significant new #nuclear power would be required by 2050. Image
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Yesterday, the EU Council and Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the renewable energy directive.

Here's what it could mean for #hydrogen
The agreement sets a target of 42.5% renewable energy in the EU's overall energy mix by 2030.

The agreement also includes sector-specific targets where the role of #hydrogen becomes more prominent.

This quick analysis is based on the press release:…
For reference, these are the shares of #renewables across sectors in the EU in 2021:

21.8% overall renewables

37.5% renewables in electricity

22.9% renewables in heating and cooling

9.1% renewables in transport

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Little 🧵about #climatechange

I consider myself non-politically aligned; because I want to be able to talk to everyone about issues that I think are important. I do seek allies, and I have many. But they know, I'm willing to reach out to other people.
About #climatechange I do think it is serious, but I have actually read all the literature to be able to explain why. Most just yell stuff into the void.

I am worried about the tropics. couple billion people live there. Worried about water & Crops.
#climate for those who don't know, isn't just a sunny day in December or Frost in April... You see people post stuff like, how can it be #climatechange if... and then you see a picture of snow.
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Yesterday @Greenpeace released a "research" report asking financial institutions like @Fidelity support changing Bitcoin's code from PoW to PoS.

Let's dive in why this is in bad faith & #TheCodeisPerfect
GPs "research" is the usual misinformation abt how bitcoin works & energy use that has been debunked by *real* climate activists in Bitcoin

> 50% of Bitcoin's network is ZERO emissions, period. Emissions are DECLINING. Carbon NEGATIVE is coming. See 👇🏽
GP is 'concerned' Bitcoin is accelerating a climate crisis, fueled by "Big Finance"

... If GP was truly concerned about the impact of Big Finance, they would focus on legacy finance's carbon emissions (see next tweets)
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My latest. Last week, @AirDistrict approved regs banning #natgas furnaces & water heaters. It's latest example of CA policymakers forcing residents to use electricity instead of gas. These regs are happening while CA's electricity costs are soaring. 1/x…
Two weeks before the BAAQMD passed its ban on natural gas appliances, the Energy Information Administration released data showing that California’s residential electricity prices jumped by 14.7% in 2022. 2/x
That’s only the latest increase. Since 2008, when @Schwarzenegger signed an executive order requiring the state’s utilities to obtain a third of the electricity they sell from renewables by 2020, all-sector electricity prices in California have soared by 80%. 3/x
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The EIA released its Annual Energy Outlook
Here's 15 forecasts that went right and wrong over the past decade - a thread #oott #oil #natgas #renewables
Oil Demand: In 2011, oil demand was forecast to be 19.1 Mbbls/d by 2022 (actual: 17.7 Mbbls/d) Image
Part of the energy revisions reflect changes to U.S. population growth (which has been revised down 6% since the 2018 - the first year with forecasts out to 2050). By 2050, U.S. population is expected now at 370 mln vs. 395 mln people previously. Image
U.S. Crude Supply: In 2011, oil production was forecast to be 3.8 Mbbls/d by 2022 (actual: 9.6 Mbbls/d).
2050 production forecast has been revised 5% higher y/y to 11.2 Mbbls/d. But overall, for the next ~30 years, the EIA expects production to remain mostly flat #permian #bakken Image
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The @EU_Commission today adopted a revised #EU #ElectricityMarketDesign.

It will preserve the benefits of our electricity market and help reduce the costs of producing & using energy in Europe, through more #renewables.
Two instruments will be key in enhancing the stability & predictability of energy costs across the EU.

First, Power Purchase Agreements will improve access to markets and act as drivers for investment in renewables – essential to reach our #EUGreenDeal goals.
Second, Member States will guarantee a stable price to producers & consumers through Contracts for Difference, which will foster support for new renewable energy investment.

I call on the #EuropeanParliament to treat this file as a priority!
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1/ Welcome to the bi-weekly #CleanTechEU thread!🧵👇

This week is a dive into the recently adopted #hydrogen delegated act on #additionality, what we asked for, why, and what made it to the final text & what got lost in compromises.🔎
2/ 1st things 1st: making #RenewableHydrogen means needing #RenewableElectricity ⚡️

When connecting an electrolyser to most of #EU’s electricity grids, the #H2 produced will have a very high #CarbonFootprint🏭👣 Image
3/ But, this can be fixed. Here are a few rules that can ensure that #hydrogen produced on the grid has a minimal climate impact:
⌛️temporal matching
🗺️geographic correlation Image
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The @EU_Commission's consultation on #electricity market design closes tonight.

Here's our pan-EU team's analysis of the challenges ahead as the Commission moves to propose reform.

Five potential crunch points:

1) #renewables revenue risk: support CfDs or PPAs? (1/) Image
2) Role of government: prioritise consumer protection or investor confidence? 

3) Consumer tariffs: emphasise importance of hedging or demand flexibility? 

4) Allocation of resources: support many consumers or target certain groups? (2/)
5) Role of utilities: regulate retail pricing or better integrate futures markets? 

See which way we think each debate will lean above. (3/3)
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This AM I entered the uranium sector in a small manner. Been watching the market and learning for some time now. I bought pure play physical uranium trust units. Not explorers, not producers. I may or may not buy producers, possibly explorers.
Given the spot price of uranium is a secret until the last day of each month and the longitudinal spot price suffered immensely post-Fukushima now is a moment to act. Others, bolder, perhaps much smarter, moves a year or so ago.👏
There have been some instantial minor see-saws for the last decade, but the market has gradually strengthened and a number of factors are bringing nuclear power into the public psyche.
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3 confessions from #ClimateActivists & #ClimateEconomists seeking to tackle the #ClimateCrisis

We were wrong

-2 promise apple pie & motherhood sans costs
-2 repeat solar PV cheapest form of power sans caveats
-2 dismiss any trade-off between climate & development

Back in the day those, including me, who worked on many different versions of the #greendeal all focused on the win-win scenarios ... #greenjobs #greengrowth #justtransition etc. and tho the context has changed completely this win-win farming remains even in the year 2023
Had we mobilised on a war-footing back then, invested at scale, imposed #carbontaxes, innovated like mad & massively increased financial & technological support 4 developing economies to shun coal & adopt #renewables, the #greendeal may have worked, albeit not without real costs
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What is California is getting itself into?
#ongt #natgas
Bay Area bureaucrats and politicians are talking about banning even #naturalgas water heaters and furnaces... Electric heating costs are higher. San Francisco will pay 2.5x more for electric heating than gas.…
3/ and San Diego to make a retroactive mandate costing consumers tens of thousands of dollars whether they want #NaturalGas or not, all the while putting additional strain on the electricity grid.
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