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Ramez Naam
Books: Nexus Series / The Infinite Resource. Faculty . Energy, climate, & innovation wonk. Optimist.
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Max Roser 7h
Just published my new post: • Why did renewables become so cheap so fast? → And what can we do to use this global opportunity for green growth?
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Ben Inskeep Nov 30
Update on CA's August blackouts: 3% of total resource adequacy capacity from gas units was unavailable because it was too hot outside.
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Ramez Naam Nov 30
Replying to @JigarShahDC @ezraklein
It's on my shortlist to read! Stan is a phenomenal writer, and a great human being.
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Corey Myers, PhD Nov 28
We have a new paper out on how to use rocks to pull out of the air and stabilize it as...rocks. TL;DR: Surface rocks in Japan could remove 7.6 Gt-CO2/y at 1.5 GJ/t-CO2. It's open access, so send it to your mother. I know I did. A thread.
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Erik Brynjolfsson Nov 27
Massive testing for Covid more than pays for its costs. So why haven't we been doing it?
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Ramez Naam Nov 27
It was an honor to be on the podcast. Where climate change is involved, I think both emotions are justified. And the questions and discussion were top-notch.
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Ramez Naam Nov 27
Replying to @Ben_Inskeep
Ben: I retract my statement. I overstated that by a lot. There are things Sunrise has done that I viewed as counter-productive (their attacks on Bloomberg, for instance, despite his impressive track record on climate). But overall it's clear they're fighting for the right things.
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Ramez Naam Nov 26
A alternate graph would be to show the rise of clean energy and it's cost decline over this time. Cost is the leading indicator.
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Ramez Naam Nov 26
Replying to @Ben_Inskeep
And Brian Deece isn't the world's largest asset manager. He worked at Blackrock, at the same time he was driving real climate and environmental protection initiatives.
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Ramez Naam Nov 26
Replying to @Ben_Inskeep
Yet isn't Matt largely right here? Sunrize Movement seemed to jump the track long ago, more focused on ideological purity on the left than on effective action.
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Ramez Naam Nov 25
Solar price trends here: Also: Battery prices are currently dropping at a pace even faster than solar, accelerating both EV cost parity and grid decarbonization.
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Ramez Naam Nov 25
Those solar & wind cost decline factors are implausibly conservative. Over the last decade, average annual price declines for solar & wind have been ~15%/yr and ~7%/yr, respectively. Solar on path to drop in price by a factor of ~4 by 2050. Wind by a factor of ~2.
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Ramez Naam Nov 25
Replying to @matthewcgray
Nice!
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Javier Lopez Prol Nov 25
Another great expectations vs reality chart
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Ramez Naam Nov 24
Replying to @arvindpawan1
Congratulations!
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Ramez Naam Nov 24
Replying to @Sotnedal
This is the start!
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Ramez Naam Nov 24
Replying to @MarkHolum
Counter-balance it with wind & long-duration storage.
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Ramez Naam Nov 24
New solar in India is now often cheaper than the cost of operating *existing* coal plants.
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