Books: Nexus Series / The Infinite Resource. Faculty @SingularityU. Energy, climate, & innovation wonk. Optimist.

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The entire congressional record will now be addressed to a woman: Every speaker will start with Madame Speaker Or Madame President (of the Senate) That's.fucking.cool.
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It's interesting to go back to this great NYTimes interactive from April 30, 2020 on How Long Will a Vaccine Take. Click on every single element to speed up vaccines and the earliest a vaccine is predicted is Feb. 2021. We did some things right. nytimes.com/interactive/2020…
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God bless @garthbrooks for doing this- he put his own ass on the line to try to pull back some of MAGA into the fold.
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There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.
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I'm in
Amanda Gorman to the New York Times in 2017: β€œThis is a long, long, faraway goal, but 2036 I am running for office to be president of the United States." nytimes.com/2017/11/03/style…
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Reminded right now of @yashar scoop from the last inaugural address, after which GWB turned to his seat mates and said what he’d just heard was β€œsome weird shit.”
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Here we go.
Biden to order agencies to revisit vehicle tailpipe emissions standards reut.rs/39N598x
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Goooood morning. Just here waiting for the flurry of executive orders on climate policy this afternoon, per @EENewsUpdates
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These are vital reforms for voting rights and the fairness of our democracy. They can only pass if the filibuster is ended. I hope the last weeks of Trump's presidency will help convince @JoeManchinWV that, for America to move forward, the filibuster must go.
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Here's the full list of major provisions in the sweeping democracy-reform bill that House & now Senate Dems have introduced as the first bill of the new session. These would be the biggest expansion of voting access & fair elections since the 1965 VRA dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/…
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For years. Maybe decades.
It doesn't automatically get better at 12:01pm tomorrow. It just stops getting worse. We're all gonna have to keep showing up and do the work ✊
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If the person who got the most votes became president, Trump would never have become president. Most Americans didn't want this. They saw that this was a bad idea, and they were overruled by a bad institution. The result has been a calamity.
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BEV announced a fresh $1B in investable capital today. Super exciting. I want to say thank you to all the founders, co-investors, advisors, friends and LPs of fund I. You made this possible. Keep doing what you're doing! We're all in this together. πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ’΅πŸŒŽ
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🚨 Scoop: Breakthrough Energy Ventures is doubling its clean-tech fund by adding another $1 billion with the aim of investing in at least another 40 startups. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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Democrats can expand democracy, or they can keep the filibuster. But that's the choice. If they choose to keep the filibuster, they are saying the filibuster is more important than all of this β€” and this is what they promised voters, this is what they say their party stands for.
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Here's the full list of major provisions in the sweeping democracy-reform bill that House & now Senate Dems have introduced as the first bill of the new session. These would be the biggest expansion of voting access & fair elections since the 1965 VRA dailykos.com/stories/2021/1/…
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Ramez Naam retweeted
Energy transition investment: 2004: $33 Billion 2006: $109B 2008: $182B 2010: $235B 2012: $263B 2014: $297B 2016: $378B 2018: $441B 2020: $0.501 Trillion New, from @BloombergNEF and @albertwycheung, @colinmckerrache @LoganGoldieScot @JonasRooze
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🚨🚨New paper: Demand-pull innovation policies are critical to scale up emerging energy techs. Elsewhere, they've delivered lifesaving vaccines (eg COVID!) & launched 1st private crewed spaceflight. We propose a new DOE office to spearhead these policies across US govt. Read onπŸ‘‡πŸ½
New from @ColumbiaUEnergy | @vsiv @mbowen92 @noahqk @doug_rand explore targeted demand-pull measures the Biden administration can immediately use to create early markets for promising clean energy technologies: bit.ly/3p3Bgas.
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One very under-discussed problem of the filibuster is that it orients Congress towards taxing and spending issues, and away from all other questions, like democracy reform. The former can go through budget reconciliation, the latter can't.
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