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THREAD. (1) We need a debate on how to design stimulus packages to boost economic recovery that doesn't contradict Paris #climate goals but supports them. This thread tries to capture this debate and create a reading list for those interested in it.
(2) I will post articles both in German and English, try to cover many debates in different countries and update the list regularly. Please feel free to DM me to share articles & complement this list!
(3) As we move from debating principles to specific ideas, I hope sharing examples of good (and bad) practice will inform debates in different countries. If you have technical advice/ suggestions, please DM me.
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In 2019, @Chrisnelder did a must listen to @TransitionShow
with a researcher from Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. It is he argues for how critical #PowertoGas real is for the future of decarbonize -- vital actually
xenetwork.org/ets/episodes/e…
Most of the activist sphere went crazy with an anti-RNG and anti-gas rage that was document in a "not his best day" listening to the @sunrisemvmt piece by @drvox here: vox.com/energy-and-env…
Good thing is that @drvox redeemed himself with this piece today which I found informative and more accurate: vox.com/energy-and-env…
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Great event and panel put together by @livemint @UtpalBhaskar converging diverse views from financing, #fossilfuel generation, #energytransition #technology and business operations in the #electricity value-chain! 1/n
As Power Minsiter @RajKSinghIndia rightly said, problems of capacity and #energyaccess has been solved, and the next problem to be solved is reducing #India's #carbonfootprint - #electrification of #mobility and #cooking is one pathway.
Increasing domestic and international demand for #electricity will lead to more #RenewableEnergy capacity installation; new connections and usage will ⬆️domestic demand, integration & #export (neighbors inc #Myanmar #SriLanka) will ⬆️cross-border demand, which India can supply.
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This article has been making the rounds: ourworldindata.org/food-choice-vs….

And we’ve noticed it being used to shut down discussion about the societal and environmental benefits of eating #localfood - so we did some digging below the controversial headline.
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The article cites (among other things) a study comparing growing lettuce in the UK during winter to importing it from Spain (where it’s still in season). Growing out-of-season food is often energy-intensive and this naturally makes a local diet look bad. But…
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A local diet isn’t just about eating what you can BUY locally; it’s about eating what can naturally GROW locally. If one were to compare local in-season food vs imported food of the same type, the results would look very different.
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We keep having this fight because the last time we had a macro economic frame in this country was Clinton/Rubin which was about the govt not competing in the debt markets
While @SenSanders has Modern Monetary Theory and @ewarren has a wealth tax, neither has wrapped it up into a neat bow for the monied class — they don’t think they have to
So come up with a new frame and call it something like it #ClimateWealth
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#Budget2020 #sensex
Three themes of budget:

1) Aspirational Indian
2) Economic Development
3) Developing a Caring society
#Budget2020
Not only trains, Krishi Udaan by ministry of civil aviation for logistics of perishable items
#budget2020 #budget #nbfc #cooperatives
Target for agriculture credit 15 lakh crores.
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India’s electricity sector transition continues to progress. #RenewableEnergy has been the least cost source of new generation capacity since 2017 at <Rs3/kWh, 20% below existing domestic coal power at Rs3.60. RE is over two-thirds of all new installs in 2019/20.
Indian electricity demand grew just 0.7% year-on-year in CY2019, a dramatic slowdown on the >6% CAGR this decade.
In the ten months to Jan’2020, India’s #coal fired power generation is down 26TWh. Not the peak, but definitely a clear sign of the technology transition underway.
And key players driving this technology driven transition like @AzurePowerSolar continue to power ahead!
energy.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/renewable…
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HAPPENING NOW: #RFFlive’s “Making Sense of @FERC’s #MOPR Order.” Watch the livestream on our event webpage: buff.ly/2NjS9g3

#EnergyTwitter #FutureOfPower
@FERC 2/ RFF’s Kathryne Cleary is giving a brief primer on @FERC’s #MOPR order. Some context: @pjminterconnect’s capacity market, which we’re here to discuss today, is intended to promote investment and ensure adequate supply is available to meet demand.
@FERC @pjminterconnect 3/ Cleary: PJM has had an existing #MOPR in place since 2006, which was originally intended for new #NatGas plants to prevent them from bidding into the market at low prices. This MOPR order expands upon that to include state-subsidized resources.
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Thread on oil & Gas in #Oman
1-With the passing of Sultan Qaboos on Friday and the choice of Sultan Haitham as the new leader of Oman, Oman #oil policy is expected to remain the same with the aim of increasing oil and gas production within OPEC+ framework
2-Oman producers about to 1 mb/d of crude & condensates. It is also an LNG exporter. Oman is among the very few countries in the world that announces its production figures at the end of every month. Kudos to Dr. Mohammed Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas since 1997. @Mog_Oman
3-Dr Al Rumhi is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Chairman of @OmanLNG
He is also a media darling, especially at the JMMC & OPEC+ meetings. Just ask OPEC journalists.
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Happy #NewYearsEve everybody! 2019 has been a record breaking year for GB electricity. Here's why...1/5

✅ Record levels of #solar power 🌞

9550MW on May 14th - the equivalent of approx 1.9 million 5W LED light bulbs 💡💡💡💡
2/5 ✅ Record #wind power 💨 - 16873MW on Dec 10th at the tail end of #stormatiyah

Wind supplied almost 44% of #electricity over the day as a whole.
3/5 ✅ Record number of #coal free days 🔥 - the longest period without burning coal to produce electricity since the Industrial Revolution! @PastCoal
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A detailed #thread on the important #schemes launched by Sri #NarendraModi led #BJP Govt.

Sri @narendramodi ji has launched many #welfare schemes. These #schemes varies from welfare of #Farmers, #housewives, #labourers, #students to small #shopkeepers etc.
@PMOIndia @BJP4India
1. PM-KISAN: This scheme promises to pay all poor #farmers (small and marginal farmers having lands up to 2 hectares) Rs 6,000 each every year in 3 installments through Direct #Bank Transfer. It would reportedly benefit around 14.5 crore farmers all over #India.
2. Pradhan Mantri #Kisan Pension Yojana: To address the problems of farm sector distress, the Modi 2.0 Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide small and marginal #farmers with a minimum Rs 3,000 per #month fixed #pension, costing Rs 10,774.5 crore per annum to the exchequer.
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This dam conference on hydro-impacted communities starts today! It's actually named "Ki Ta Ski Naw" or 'rise up' in Cree. For those interested in following along, I think hashtags will be #hydroimpacted #hydrojustice & I'll also try to use #SiteC #bcpoli hydroimpacted.ca/conference-age…
Looking forward to the first panel which will be moderated by BC journalist @sarahcox_bc. Opening welcome now. Starting to regain feeling in my face from the walk here, hi Winnipeg!
We're in Treaty 1 territory for the #hydroimpacted conference. Welcome by local elder Dave Scott in Cree language. Speaking now about the treaty relationship, its history, the 'doctine of discovery', Trudeau's White Paper & ongoing devolution process.. cc #SiteC #treaty8
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THREAD ALERT! Our annual “Tracking the Sun” report on distributed #solar is out! We have price, technology and other data from 1.6 million PV systems, representing 81% of the total installed through 2018. 1/x emp.lbl.gov/tracking-the-s…
@BerkeleyLab @BerkeleyLabETA @SEIA @CALSSA_org @CalEnergy @pvmagazineusa @ASES_Solar @SEPAPower @SolarPowerWorld @SolarIndustry Median installed prices for distributed #solar were $3.70/W for residential, $3.00/W for small non-residential, and $2.40/W for large non-residential systems last year, down 5-7% from 2017. 2/x
@BerkeleyLab @BerkeleyLabETA @SEIA @CALSSA_org @CalEnergy @pvmagazineusa @ASES_Solar @SEPAPower @SolarPowerWorld @SolarIndustry @SolarEnergyNews @SolarFred @SolarInMASS @POWERmagazine @ENERGY @drvox @FortnightlyMag @cleantechnica @greentechmedia @UtilityDive Distributed #solar prices have fallen by 50 cents per Watt annually since 2000, on average. Roughly 64% of that is due to module and inverter price declines, plus lower BoS and soft costs. 3/x
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Outwardly brazen Musk is so fun when signs confirm the opposite is true.
Musk's anxiety over the need for $TSLA cash is what often prompts his poor behavioral control during live presentations
-cutting off employees
-rushed a product launch
-hard sell V3 for consumer cash ✅
Musk is rightfully sued frequently; and, he's not phased by lawsuits, because he does not think he's done anything wrong.
Another $TSLA lawsuit did not prompt the rushed V3 solar tile launch, Musk's anxiety over the need for cash did.
Tesla $TSLA V3 Solar Tile Product Launch.
Watch for:
• inconsistent & contradictory language to action
(a disconnect between what the product can do & what's being sold)
• manipulation of facts while not recognizing consumer rights
(incentives benefit company, not consumer)
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@RobAnderson2018 Until 2016, solar had experienced an average annual growth rate of 68%. Nearly 260,000 Americans worked in solar - more than double the number in 2012 - at more than 9,000 companies in every U.S. state.
@RobAnderson2018 The cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70% since 2010, leading the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide.
@RobAnderson2018 In 2016, Solar installed 39% of all new electric generating capacity, topping all other technologies for the first time. Solar’s increasing competitiveness against other technologies has allowed it to quickly increase its share of total U.S. electrical generation.
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1. Time to make minor updates to my #solar unpopular opinions thread, since this seems to be a good way to organize thoughts.

If you like these, you’ll like my book, Solar Power Without the Jargon. tinyurl.com/y4bsswty
2. Solar Power Without the Jargon is the book I should have read before seeking a job in renewables, from the perspective of having worked in this for 14 years. It’s short and not too serious; one reviewer said it “made me laugh quite a few times”.
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@CajunBlueAZ1
@Maltomash
Here is today's Beto version. Lets change minds.
@donniecash818
@JLYMusic

We are going to invite a guest speaker to thread today.
He is widely known in the renewable industry. He wrote an article about ending Fossil Fuel Welfare.
@CajunBlueAZ1 @Maltomash @donniecash818 @JLYMusic Good morning:
Until 2016, solar had experienced an average annual growth rate of 68%. Nearly 260,000 Americans worked in solar - more than double the number in 2012 - at more than 9,000 companies in every U.S. state.
@CajunBlueAZ1 @Maltomash @donniecash818 @JLYMusic The cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70% since 2010, leading the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide.
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The largest #renewable energy battery on earth, Bath County Pumped Storage Station, is located on the border of W. VA and Virginia. /1

#greenenergy 🌎🔋🍃

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Coun…
It's generation capacity is ~3,030 MW (that's about 5 avg. sized coal plants 🏭).

With a storage capacity of 24,000 MWh (the output of ~40 avg. sized coal plants 🏭) / 2

#renewables #solar #greenenergy #solarenergy #pumpedstorage #battery
Construction of a second pumped hydroelectric storage power station in currently being considered at a site in Tazewell County, Virginia. /3

#renewables #renewableenergy #solar #greenenergy #solarenergy #pumpedstorage #battery 🍃🔋🌎🌊

wcyb.com/news/local/dom…
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We cannot call it #India-#Bangladesh prime ministerial meeting in true sense of the term, since #SheikhHasina came to the WEF meeting. The bilateral visit is scheduled later. However despite its limited scope I find the meeting very encouraging and beneficial for either side. 1/n
Key takeaways from #Modi-#SheikhHasina
Meeting 1) The LPG deal is consequent to #India's decision to invest in LPG terminal in #Chittagong. With time we wil see rise in supplies and #Bangladesh-#NorthEast LPG pipeline. 2/n
LPG deal is a mirror of #India-Bangladesh #diesel pipeline with the exception that in the case of #LPG, #Bangladesh is also getting #FDI. This is early stages of creation of a regional oil & gas grid, which may be expanded to #CLMV #Asean in the days to come. #Modi- #Hasina
3/n
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#Solar #renewableenergy #ClimateChange
"I want to install a simple solar PV system in the rooftop of my house. How do I go about it??"

This is the procedure for a simple system with Net-metering and no Batteries.
Step 1: calculate rooftop area in Sqft or Sqm Say 100 sqm++
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of shadow free area. You need to own the rooftop.
Thumb rule: 1kW needs 10 Sqm/100Sqft
In our case, we can build 10 kW. You need own the rooftop.
Step 2: Check Ebill: say the consumption is 1500 units (kWh)/month. In India, peak sunshine hours = 5.5 hours. In order to++
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zero your ebill, you need 1500/(30 x 5.5) = 9 kW system.
Step 3: Check sanction load in ebill. You solar size cannot exceed this value.Say sanction load = 10 kW
Step 4: Choose the min of the values in 1, 2 and 3 and that is the size of the system. In this case,it is 9 kW++
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Nature is angry - and we foool ourselves if we think we can fool nature. Our Earth is issuing a cry: "STOP". The climate crisis is caused by us, and the solutions must come from us -@UN Chief @antonioguterres at #ClimateActionSummit on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions
@UN @antonioguterres "We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can do is talk about eternal economic growth" - @GretaThunberg makes a passionate plea for #ClimateAction at today's #ClimateActionSummit in New York. Watch live 🎥webtv.un.org/live/ #UNGA
@UN @antonioguterres @GretaThunberg @GlobalGoalsUN Indian PM @narendramodi - "We are going to increase the share of non-fossil fuels to 174 gigawatts in 2020, and to futher increase #renewableenergy to 450 gigawatts"

India has installed #solar panels on the roof of the @UNHQ building in NYC

#ClimateActionSummit #ClimateAction
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Interesting. #UnsealEpstein

Former MIT media lab staffer says leadership made it clear Epstein's donations were to be kept secret - CNN cnn.com/2019/09/08/us/…
#Epstein = 'Voldemort'? 🤔 5:5?
#UnsealEpstein MIT has some 'splaining to do...
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Reading through @OtherProfGreen summary of the 9th August #UK event, the similarities to the 25th August 2018 #Australian separation event across the #NEM are very interesting to observe.
Firstly, they are all attributed to lightning strikes.

And although the #UK one was easy to identify, the #QLD one took a bit of forensic investigation as it happened at a time that no weather warnings were out for the area.
Both events attribute an initial loss of generation due to disconnection of #distributed #generation #DG

I will get back to this point later, because it is probably the most interesting aspect of both events!!
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Thread: Some interesting tech stories I read today. #TechDB /2

💰 India's #fintech investments fell by 50% to 300 million in H1 2019, according to KPMG
tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/startups/…
♎️ #Libra has to prove itself by winning in India says, @huwsteenis. India is Facebook's largest market, it has cracked identity via #Aadhaar, has a large remittances market, hugely competitive & against cryptocurrencies
ft.com/content/5c77d4…
💉One year on, Congo hasn't found an answer to #Ebola outbreak. It's not about science but people. There is a vaccine. But half the people in the zone don't believe Ebola exists and they don't trust aid workers #podcast 🎙️stitcher.com/s?eid=62940100
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