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lead analyst, @CREACleanAir: tracking&accelerating progress from polluting energy to clean air, with research and evidence.

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@bylijing Yes I agree the analogy doesn't work. China never promised to start cutting emissions unlike the legally… https://t.co/3JsuzyVig3 @bylijing It's really important to make the distinction between the pledges and goals of the Paris agreement. Becau… https://t.co/T6uycO5yOV @matthewstoller Also once the US gets an administration that can actually show leadership yes putting more pressure… https://t.co/pMQubv5Yce @matthewstoller 15% is nothing? It's more than all road transport, similar to all deforestation emissions, more tha… https://t.co/Yyci9VZDYI
12/15
2019
@vikasmehta248 The number of people with a dirty imagination is too high @rzhongnotes There are known cases of Chinese farmers having knowhow and boldness that even exceeds what's required to get a VPN. @jurpelai @sais_isep @thomasnhale China has a massive bias towards financing & subsidizing coal. Of the 100+ BRI co… https://t.co/rR6t2Fmun7
12/14
2019
We are hiring! Looking for Southeast Asia air pollution lead (flexible location) and operations officer (based in F… https://t.co/Gpnj2r9PN2 @jscaseddon @nandi555 The climate cooling effect of SO2-SO4 is real, but imagine making the argument that we should… https://t.co/GDG7VTQyNT
12/13
2019
i still think my favourite thing that's ever happened to me on the internet is the time a guy said "people change t… https://t.co/S5ueyBVxBq
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @marinaylou We can say a lot based on health risk models but I hope researchers are able to access data on things l… https://t.co/YwoWaPUK5T
12/12
2019
“The exemptions sought by Eskom for just these two power plants would cause an estimated 6,000 to 12,000 premature… https://t.co/AhNiO4lJkHAfrica's (not just South Africa's) largest polluter #Eskom wants to further delay emissions controls at its two mos… https://t.co/qRpXhwiO5k @krishnandeepak1 @EnergySada @business @GoRasika @UlkaKelkar @rajeshsing13 Thanks so much for the thoughtful respon… https://t.co/bov5CXjqnC @EnergySada @business @krishnandeepak1 You can argue that even a couple of % increase in CO2 from India's power sec… https://t.co/Ve38tZyKilScrubbers cut PM-forming SO2 ~95% while increasing CO2 ~2%. They also make coal electricity costlier, boosting clea… https://t.co/wmTKcg37v5
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12/11
2019
I tried to ignore this story but it seems to be traveling too much to do that. Rant over.Cuts to coal plant SO2 emissions were the single largest driver of reductions in PM2.5 pollution levels across Chin… https://t.co/vLIpLf4KAsIf the reporter listened to anyone who understands the issue he'd have learned that SO2 turns into PM2.5 in the atm… https://t.co/5vPL9S1ldTThe other argument made in the story is that there's no point in controlling SO2 emissions from coal plants because… https://t.co/07TtRTqqoqI can't believe that Bloomberg @business ran this story. Taking away the license of coal plants to pollute indiscr… https://t.co/5GUTBzCcMv
12/10
2019
@MarkPlackett1 @ProfRayWills @andypbray @simonahac @DefraGovUK Primary energy mix is rarely the right thing to look… https://t.co/UEAK9BIWua
12/7
2019
Friends on the interweb: you should stop scrolling now and follow @CREACleanAir it’s a new group focused on clean e… https://t.co/dDCLgL6ssR
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @jikorsbakken @RARohde @bradplumer They won't. UK, Germany, US relied on steam engines with single digit efficiency… https://t.co/eUzeAMnYZz @robbie_andrew @RichardMeyerDC If CO2 matters as much as GDP, surely we want forward-looking indicators, quarterly… https://t.co/QfI6K7EllB @laurimyllyvirta @CREACleanAir @carboncopyinfo @CBhattacharji @mankabTOI @DelhiBreathe @greenpeaceindia @nandi555https://t.co/87bnffQj68
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta"If efforts to speed up the deployment of clean energy are successful, 2019 will be marked down as the year that… https://t.co/Z8iGFX4C6u
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @RichardMeyerDC Given the uncertainty esp. China, there are years for which we'll never know whether emissions went… https://t.co/OPJIuBjwQDNEW by @laurimyllyvirta: we've seen first evidence this year that India's clean air and clean energy efforts are be… https://t.co/taOECPKY8V
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽'𝘀 𝘄𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗹 Despite promises to revitalize coal, both the rate of retirements and the decline in generatio… https://t.co/NZXu7nKcPU
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12/6
2019
@fbjroyal @CREACleanAir @Sunil_S_Dahiya Rest assured that we will keep highlighting both progress on air quality, w… https://t.co/QGiV9G2m4vUpdate on Beijing region air quality after the first two months of the winter action plan - November was good and p… https://t.co/JlMG2Dlp4m
Retweeted by Lauri MyllyvirtaCambodia now plans to generate 20% of its power from solar within the next few years, up from just 1% in 2018.… https://t.co/5qPh91P1yo
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12/5
2019
Last week, I worked together with Turkish civil society groups to highlight the public health impacts of delaying t… https://t.co/OeiCvWcOS2Wow - Erdogan has vetoed the Turkish parliament on a law that would have let the country's largest polluters postpo… https://t.co/uBCW9b3T55
12/4
2019
Completely agree with this reading as well: https://t.co/iiuQIIN9IrThe biggest question in this though is: this is labeled a "pilot" policy, so a pilot for what? A national consolida… https://t.co/rGOAKTkUDqChina still has over 100GW of coal-fired capacity in subcritical units <300MW, so this is the next target for retirements.There has been push and pull on the fate of small subcritical coal plants at least since 2014 when the State Counci… https://t.co/xMZwFuvg9iThe problem with most overcapacity reduction plans is that the govt is great at closing down plants with direct ord… https://t.co/FHP70rx2jpA big question with these kinds of targets is are they net or gross. The phrasing “push down capacity产能压降" seems li… https://t.co/Rf5XhNKKiKThe state-owned asset regulator SASAC is already seeing the financial losses and distress from irrational expansion… https://t.co/XLDgDKIOHkAnother reading is that there are strongly differing views about coal-fired capacity development within the governm… https://t.co/QARJJeLHFuThis is how the steel overcapacity reduction plans were structured, for example: group-level targets for the centra… https://t.co/Gj7P36cNuKHowever, targeting only major central government enterprises (SoEs) for capacity cuts would be at odds with the ove… https://t.co/kAxhxSGwgqThere is a total of 150 gigawatts of operating coal-fired capacity in these provinces, about 15% of national total,… https://t.co/qLlVJl4jXYOne reason for financial losses and bankruptcies at small coal plants is priority grid access policies for renewabl… https://t.co/VgV6L0Wuw0This is a case of clean energy pushing out coal: The western provinces have very large wind and solar power capacit… https://t.co/9rtjS2yDWnUPDATED ANALYSIS: China's state-owned enterprise regulator is starting a push to reduce coal power overcapacity at… https://t.co/2GxwbqB7efDeleted tweet for reference. https://t.co/lkZCDEhpmd @mstandaert Still a lot to make sense of here.This is a big story but this Tweet is not accurate based on the more detailed info I have now - the plan until 2021… https://t.co/wGf8xGJcdBThis is a big story but this Tweet is not accurate based on the more detailed info I have now - the plan until 2021… https://t.co/vbGvwu3PCW @YanQinyq Thanks Yan Qin, great info! Reuters says the target is to reduce the capacity of the big 5 by at least 1/… https://t.co/RUqsa5F1QD
12/3
2019
Important info from a well-informed analyst - the "pilot plan" appears to apply to 5 western provinces which would… https://t.co/rN1d7buNFlClimate-friendly action not always driven by climate-friendly motives - cold, hard financial reality is leading to… https://t.co/hVT4NQoTvq
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @ipeltonen @JosephS36875398 Exactly. The replacement for overcapacity is less capacity.There was a plan to do this back in 2014 that didn't go anywhere, but in the past couple of years losses have been… https://t.co/DAFrcvmLLC @TomBaxter17 They got the memo too - China's new energy policy is much more of a threat to imported fossil fuels than clean energy
12/2
2019
I'll be in Boston Dec 9-12 and keen to talk about research around air pollution and clean energy. Let me know if yo… https://t.co/xFEcwMwRkB @5emon_Ishikawa @Yaqiu My suggestion would be screenshot for tweets to your followers and/or comment under their tw… https://t.co/DonjYfBKtF
12/1
2019
@ramansrikanth @mankabTOI @moefcc @CPCB_OFFICIAL @Sunil_S_Dahiya @mangrovesindia @CSIR_NEERI @kumarneerihttps://t.co/zfzM5zQgHh @ramansrikanth @mankabTOI @moefcc @CPCB_OFFICIAL @Sunil_S_Dahiya @mangrovesindia @CSIR_NEERI @kumarneerihttps://t.co/EzVYSFMkx6 @ramansrikanth @mankabTOI @moefcc @CPCB_OFFICIAL @Sunil_S_Dahiya @mangrovesindia @CSIR_NEERI @kumarneerihttps://t.co/UT70bcNKE7 @ramansrikanth @mankabTOI @moefcc @CPCB_OFFICIAL @Sunil_S_Dahiya @mangrovesindia @CSIR_NEERI @kumarneerihttps://t.co/PtYUiQp2XF @ramansrikanth @Sunil_S_Dahiya @mankabTOI @moefcc @CPCB_OFFICIAL @mangrovesindia @CSIR_NEERI @kumarneerihttps://t.co/NfkiWCYvtL @BeijingPalmer Going back to the roots. @mankabTOI @kumarneeri Electrification without cleaning up the grid would improve air quality if done in one city,… https://t.co/6cjGsaqWMl @mankabTOI @kumarneeri At the moment north India is probably one of the few places where an EV is worse for air qua… https://t.co/2g9doB0qmq
11/30
2019
@mankabTOI @moefcc @CPCB_OFFICIAL @Sunil_S_Dahiya @mangrovesindia @CSIR_NEERI @kumarneeri @ClimateTrackinghttps://t.co/a3Vsqo8OCN @ArgonneForest The stimulus policies of the past decade have definitely set China up for a lost decade or two and p… https://t.co/HXwYfHh9PrI lived in Poland for two years and I never could imagine anything like this young lady dancing with the sign sayin… https://t.co/Aiut3KEawU @UrbanEmissions @airqualityindia The main source of confusion is that PM2.5 AQI score CAN be higher than PM10 AQI s… https://t.co/trH1qyw0dGIndia pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi | Reuters https://t.co/bzgEYcxfTG
Retweeted by Lauri MyllyvirtaAuthorities have been trying “to bring discipline into the market, but every time that happens, the consequences be… https://t.co/xV0AEDNZDxGotta keep those steel mills churning: China’s finance ministry said on Wednesday that it had ordered local governm… https://t.co/oMLpq2oSEE
11/29
2019
CREA's @laurimyllyvirta presenting today at Turkish Association of Public Health Specialists' annual congress, on a… https://t.co/CPr3DXmse3
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @Aligarciaherrer @NatixisResearch @LinkedIn To me it looks like 2013 when profitability metrics had started worseni… https://t.co/rnyiY3jWJwProtip: they are only conflicting if you nurture the idea of Chinese policymakers as omniscient and infinitely pati… https://t.co/GjS1u5YdrNExcellent article that brings together recent seemingly conflicting headlines on China (new coal plants built, coal… https://t.co/6W5KiG3KHr @TomBaxter17 Hmm I didn't mean that to rhyme but it does! @TomBaxter17 You get extreme profit growth #s when you're making almost no profit to start with. Iron ore profits +… https://t.co/gqm4sTbPu0 @kahlinsmith Not conflicting in any way. But really lazy for MIT to work with last year's data when this year shows… https://t.co/Nvi4ThgzRm
11/28
2019
@tomwxj GDP增速6+%,碳强度下降4%,就是说排放量增长。 @tomwxj Where do they say that, I'm not following? @tomwxj The achievement is all the more impressive when you realize China managed to do it while increasing CO2 emi… https://t.co/Q3jUZPT1cY @EnergySada @santoshharish1 @Sunil_S_Dahiya The biggest pity is that with this kind of money, you could install air… https://t.co/SQRmbgMagU @EnergySada @santoshharish1 @Sunil_S_Dahiya For me the clearest way to think about this is the simple physical prin… https://t.co/ukRYLAbr6g @EnergySada @santoshharish1 @Sunil_S_Dahiya I only know one Chinese article where environmental journalists took me… https://t.co/KVimxz7xid
11/27
2019
@jksmith34 On year so compared to Nov 2018Update on India: 12% fall in coal-fired generation in the first three weeks of November. https://t.co/B6erItgiFj @thelahorewala I hope these young folks can install air purifiers e.g. in schools or hospitals. That would really help.
11/26
2019
@ThabitSenior @TimBuckleyIEEFA @CoalFreeDave The next energy five year plan will come out in 2022 @JamesWHobbs @pat_data_man @DrSimEvans @CarbonBrief @CoalFreeDave @TimBuckleyIEEFA If you're expecting emissions to… https://t.co/Om7uN3oLvX @ThabitSenior @TimBuckleyIEEFA @CoalFreeDave From my point of view, China's relapse on coal started in 2016-17 and… https://t.co/20e6knCRkK @pat_data_man @DrSimEvans @CarbonBrief @CoalFreeDave @TimBuckleyIEEFA Atmospheric CO2 levels will start to come dow… https://t.co/LOltlH4vfOYes, it's true that alongside this year's expected record drop in coal power output , some countries (mainly China)… https://t.co/xuRB2MDb3Z
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @fuheping @PekingMike @TimBuckleyIEEFA @CoalFreeDave In terms of air pollutant emissions, yes. In terms of CO2, the difference is marginal. @GoRasika @MattBakerEnergy @TimBuckleyIEEFA @CoalFreeDave @livemint @cfa_ind Yeah it's concerning for sure. Have to… https://t.co/OCRPxP1qMY @fuheping @PekingMike @TimBuckleyIEEFA @CoalFreeDave New starts are small but projects started in 2015-2016 are get… https://t.co/j60Onf0G40
11/25
2019

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