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Jun 14 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
NEW report: Many gov's and companies present fossil gas as a "bridging fuel" on the way to a renewables based electricity sector.
We've tested this claim: to limit #globalwarming to 1.5°C, fossil gas must exit the global power system by 2040, very soon after #coal.
Globally, fossil gas electricity generation should start declining immediately, falling to just 15% of total electricity generation by 2030 & 10% by 2035.
Rich countries must move first.
Developing countries will need support to shift to renewable energy systems at pace. 2/6
Jan 13, 2020 • 21 tweets • 19 min read
As #Australia reels from unprecedented bushfires, the disconnect between its vulnerability to #climate change and the inadequacy of its government's response is coming under international scrutiny.
We have produced a mountain of research on this -
1/ #Australia is on fire due in large part to #climate change yet the government is looking for ways to weaken the Paris Agreement by using 40 y. o. Kyoto protocol credits to meet its 2030 targets. We show there's no legal basis for this bit.ly/Aus_KPCO@TheAusInstitute