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Ramez Naam
Books: Nexus Series / The Infinite Resource. Faculty . Energy, climate, & innovation wonk. Optimist.
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Ramez Naam 5h
Replying to @JayMutzafi
Where?
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Ben Inskeep 22h
When a utility promises they will achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 but their integrated resource plan shows them investing billions in new natural gas plants in the 2020s and 2030s and they continue to spend tens of millions of dollars fighting renewable energy laws
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David Roberts 15h
It's Barack Obama's birthday. I think a lot about how clearly he exemplified the qualities conservatives used to claim to value -- dignity, honesty, consistency, love of family -- and how they responded to him with a historic outburst of violent irrational hatred.
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Ramez Naam 5h
Add NIMBY to the long list of reasons I look askance at Robert Reich.
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dj patil 14h
Can confirm, this not how we presented data to POTUS44 I’m hoping the printer was out of the right toner 🤷‍♂️
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Scott Lynch 7h
I am an em dash felon. I type two little dashes to make a big dash, like some ravening beast howling on the moors. Neither god nor mortal can teach me where to place them properly. They are mine to toy with.
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Ramez Naam 5h
4. A bunch of long term storage technologies being developed by startups: Form energy, E-Zn, Energy Vault, Quidnet, Malta, Antora, and many others. None of the above is perfect. All come down to economics.
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Ramez Naam 5h
Possible alternatives (or partial alternatives) to hydrogen for seasonal storage: 1. Firm non-carbon electricity (geothermal, nuclear, ocean). 2. Continent scale transmission and geographic diversity of renewables. 3. Massive overbuild of renewables. 1/n
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Ramez Naam 6h
I agree h2 storage has to be geologic formations.
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Ramez Naam 6h
(I hope that didn't come off as offensive or an attack, btw. Typing quickly at bedtime here.)
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Ramez Naam 6h
I think the medium term part of this might be right. Though it's not guaranteed that electrofuels will actually use hydrogen as a synthesis step. The short term is bogus. The long term seems very unlikely. Australia's whole hydrogen plan strikes me as way off.
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Josh Billinson Aug 4
strong new meme template
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Ramez Naam 7h
:)
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Ramez Naam 8h
Oh, just saw your reply. :) Thanks!
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Ramez Naam 8h
- Does you liking my tweet mean you agree that new ones tend to be flat nominal dollars? :)
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Charlie Jane Anders *on hiatus* 10h
I'm terrified that we're about to let a literal army of people become homeless, when it could so easily be prevented. But this is also a moment to acknowledge that the level of homelessness in the United States has been a scandal for decades, and we're all complicit in a crime.
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Ramez Naam 8h
I smiled. And my eyes might have gotten a bit moist. :)
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Ramez Naam 8h
This is what it means to be an ally. And really well told. 👍 h/t
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Ramez Naam 8h
I do buy into hydrogen for forklifts, and some other vehicles with near 24/7 utilization. (Maybe emergency vehicles, for example.)
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