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

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@topikanerva Largest local increase was in the Beilun-Zhenhai area in Ningbo, with a huge coal power plant and petr… https://t.co/xSZtKUAYcbOur air pollution rebound tracker shows that pollution levels in most of China remained below pre-crisis levels in… https://t.co/DHLDL518UJ
8/4
2020
@TimSmedley @CREACleanAir @HubertThieriot
7/19
2020
The German government has published new draft air pollutant and mercury emissions rules for coal-fired power plants… https://t.co/Jrb6pHX4g5
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7/10
2020
.@UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres demands end to new #coal plants at the @IEA summit today: “Let us commit t… https://t.co/ldEvDma961
Retweeted by Lauri MyllyvirtaMisinformation is deadly. https://t.co/ACYlw693mbAbove all hoping to see strong targets on non-fossil energy, wind, solar, reducing coal etc. - the upcoming 5-year… https://t.co/tNLZrDTmkMSo barring smarter grid management and planning, less nuclear capacity unfortunately means more coal capacity. Woul… https://t.co/QmMDkR8QFbProblematically, State Grid doesn't seem to assign capacity value to variable renewables, even when peak is driven… https://t.co/CwxqAH6o7bThe non-fossil power generation needed to hit China's non-fossil energy targets will be added from wind&solar. Howe… https://t.co/wtZpfv7uUcIf there was a big drive for reducing coal, you could just say well nuclear is just going to be a smaller slice of… https://t.co/PsqhcURSQmThis was very much expected with the 2020 capacity target being missed and overall interest waning.China's nuclear targets will apparently be scaled down a bit in the next five-year plan. The earlier target was to… https://t.co/DNjHXCpGKpSmog caused an estimated 49,000 deaths in Shanghai and Beijing alone since the turn of the year, according to a new… https://t.co/iNHEYHgtMJ
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @chenchenzh That's more than fair, just the way Twitter lined things up for me was you commenting on what Rabinovic… https://t.co/9lyCBysEnD @chenchenzh If he said that commentary and interpretations of the books in China gives a lot of insight, I'd be fully onboard.
7/9
2020
@derznovich Yep, the capacity deficits turn into overcapacity if you do the analysis on the grid region level. @YanQinyq For every gigawatt that the peak load in Jiangsu increases, Jiangsu builds one plant, Anhui builds one pl… https://t.co/hiGASqdh94 @YanQinyq That's exactly the problem - they are looking at capacity requirement on the province level as if every p… https://t.co/UVvpZpLyoL @YanQinyq 1) 1600GW of thermal+hydro+nuclear vs national peak load of <1100GW and massive capital spending on trans… https://t.co/ICoxuiysPi
7/7
2020
@wdesmet @ourobororoboruo It's been almost a decade since I lived in Amsterdam... I definitely remember "hete saus"… https://t.co/dVEaNJNRezChina still needs to curb King Coal https://t.co/ZDzjm10E1f Op-ed by me in today’s @FT
Retweeted by Lauri MyllyvirtaLate capitalism in pictures. https://t.co/KfRxpW9Rdo @ourobororoboruo Most European and Slavic languages say 辣 is "sharp": scharf (de), piquante (fr/es/it), ostryi (ru)… https://t.co/3SIjzCZq2M
7/6
2020
@rzhongnotes I went to China once and so many people had funny English t-shirts.
7/2
2020
@_ppmv @chrisnelder @hausfath These are for different parts of the pipeline. A huge wave of new projects were start… https://t.co/1LTbrmPW3R
7/1
2020
@UKenergyinnov8 @CarbonBrief They're not if you adjust for seasonality, which is the only sensible way to look at month on month data @_PClough @CarbonBrief My original graphs showed annual data since 2015 but it didn't change the picture - there we… https://t.co/Q1KLvyJRQX
6/30
2020
Fossil-fuel intensive sectors have recovered faster than the rest of the economy in China, with coal and cement use… https://t.co/9Ujq2VQlKG
Retweeted by Lauri MyllyvirtaNEW - Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions surged past pre-coronavirus levels in May | @laurimyllyvirtahttps://t.co/4mYPp4Idgi
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6/29
2020
@BerlijnDps @OksanenSirpa Too bad that she's too stateswomanlike to say something like that publicly.. it's fake although I wish it wasn't
6/28
2020
China produced 62% of world's steel in April 2020, compared to 54% the previous year: "While steel mills fell quiet… https://t.co/NaUciw8SKy
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta“It really looks like the provinces are taking the initiative to build a lot of coal plants and the central governm… https://t.co/LUeKWYm8w7Coal power projects accelerate after COVID-19 lockdown: A New Coal Boom in China? A new briefing by… https://t.co/Y3c4U9Yjo3
6/25
2020
Interesting @FinancialTimes article. @laurimyllyvirta puts it straight: "It is definitely a huge challenge that we… https://t.co/GO8M7aUwfe
Retweeted by Lauri MyllyvirtaPollution is back on the rise in Europe's cities. But how much have they rebounded off lockdown lows? Had a blast… https://t.co/P6NwaEGaMG
Retweeted by Lauri MyllyvirtaBreaking: Nitrogen dioxide pollution in European capitals has rebounded sharply as the COVID-19 restrictions are ea… https://t.co/zo8TefFh84
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6/24
2020
@kkaufmann If there is it would be on @ChnEnergyPortal @rzhongnotes Did you learn thoughI like to dump on the Fahrenheit scale as much as the next non-'Murican, but here it actually makes sense: the F sc… https://t.co/u45KBteaNj
6/22
2020
@ourobororoboruo Also tiptoe goose is a great name, I was exhilarated when I first learned it, how tangled up in yo… https://t.co/hdFLDiMBd3
6/21
2020
In-depth: BP data reveals clean electricity matched coal for the first time in 2019 | @DrSimEvanshttps://t.co/aZzbE0f8Sp
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @jonathan_church @DrSimEvans @afneil @OoO76151076 Fair enough 😂 @jaybird100246 @niubi My conviction is their inclination to scale back CAPEX is far lower still @jaybird100246 @niubi Sure. But I'll say if new coal plants were off the table there'd been a lot more money going into renewables. @jaybird100246 @niubi Of course the tariff cut was the reason investment fell off. Doesn't change what I said above. @jaybird100246 @niubi Investment tanked on second half of last year while it needs to further double at least to ev… https://t.co/3HASBZQ13wJustified skepticism on Chinese ministries telling provinces to limit new coal plant permits. If you, like me, are… https://t.co/B4vfMBMY1P @NCarm8 @niubi The 2016-17 overcapacity policies did stop permitting & slow down construction, but many of the susp… https://t.co/A4otlVq9nI @jaybird100246 @niubi The most problematic dynamic is that power generation overcapacity has led to scaling back cl… https://t.co/kOFYsnle4mSee here for a detailed look at the ongoing tug of war over building new coal plants in China, one of the most impo… https://t.co/vq9rB6xcL6 @DrSimEvans Oops, correcting
6/19
2020
A big problem is that each province insists on having enough thermal power to cover peak loads without relying on i… https://t.co/uflh95mvNDCoal power project approvals and announcements accelerated dramatically this year, with dozens of gigawatts rubbers… https://t.co/xUwy8Ie5JHVERY important joint policy from multiple ministries telling provinces to put brakes on new coal power projects. Pr… https://t.co/26E2YTBTnl
6/18
2020
Global energy sector CO2 emissions growth slowed last year, thanks to big cuts in EU, US, South Korea & Japan, and… https://t.co/SdJRIiAn0y
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta
6/17
2020
@J_Kaaresvirta Working out a YoY number from a series of 12 *seasonally adjusted* MoM numbers does not seem trivial… https://t.co/cFU5EKE19C @pauleastwd Big part is base effect: +11% in May 2019. Capacity growth is slow so annual variation in weather conditions dominates. @J_Kaaresvirta Jan-Apr -10% YoY, Jan-May -6% means May must be positive. Giving all months the same weight would gi… https://t.co/K9fzjCagUS @dtiffroberts @ZapCarbon @CKGSB Very serious about targets, unfortunately not serious about bringing targets to any… https://t.co/xGwHVB37fHShouldn't rush to conclusions though - much of the production and spending is catch-up after COVID-19 disruptions i… https://t.co/rsrH5Da981Just about only area of fixed asset investment that grew year-to-date, besides medical equipment: power generation.… https://t.co/Ec71i86BKXWind & solar output grew 5% and 7%, in part reflecting weak installations in late 2019. Nuclear posted a strong +14%.Recovery seems lopsided: Investment demand grew on year in May, probably closer to 10%, while consumption demand st… https://t.co/nP23e41z5ZChina industrial statistics for May reflect our warning of pollution rebound: thermal power generation +9% on year… https://t.co/BLhcofMRvs
6/15
2020
FT: #Zoom is developing the ability to block individual users in #China from video calls at the request of Beijing… https://t.co/ZS6oWAlT8g
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta
6/13
2020
@tianyuf 1. Yes, unless they agree with me. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. 4. Yes. 5. No. @MaxJerneck China is not looking good at all, but China is not "Asia".Coal demand was weakening dramatically already before COVID-19 due to weak economy and growing renewables. And the… https://t.co/tjIkkDU6U9Bloomberg news getting led by the nose by coal cheerleaders. I challenge anyone to look at what's happening in Indi… https://t.co/xbNYrS9us1Remember Germany already opposed tougher EU air pollutant emissions rules for coal plants because they would have i… https://t.co/2exB8qB4DiGermany's policy of "phasing out" coal by 2038 looks more and more ridiculous when the real world trend is a decade… https://t.co/TrX3joMSwZShanghai hit pre-crisis levels for the first time with much of the surrounding region (Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang) re… https://t.co/mdnyycGmPJOur real-time air pollution rebound tracker shows pollution levels spiking again in China after falling for much of… https://t.co/pRfKUgRI4P
6/11
2020
Our new analysis of the health impacts of a "key" Belt and Road project in Turkey, a large coal power plant in the… https://t.co/SgWvsMcBAl
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta
6/9
2020
@DonaldMatthieu @CoalDead @YanQinyq @TomBaxter17 @YanWang82488122 It's the same everywhere, CCS looks like a great… https://t.co/ZBgbYzsaQ3 @YanWang82488122 @DonaldMatthieu @CoalDead @YanQinyq @TomBaxter17 Main challenge is how to cover operating costs. E… https://t.co/c8ZUPbEh7B @DonaldMatthieu @CoalDead @YanQinyq @TomBaxter17 @YanWang82488122 The government rarely does direct production subs… https://t.co/2X6rNgyFZO
6/8
2020
Will China derail decarbonization with a huge surge in coal-fired power generation? OUTSTANDING dissection of compe… https://t.co/nBP6q1Ni6z
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta
6/7
2020
@CoalDead @YanQinyq @TomBaxter17 @YanWang82488122 Replacing ageing plants with new ones increases future coal-fired… https://t.co/7BNnlRRLnlExcellent op-ed building on our research on health impacts of coal expansion in Pakistan: Civil society ... must co… https://t.co/0Gk1MwgATyNew coal plant project activity is ramping up in China again, getting closer to the infamous one coal plant per wee… https://t.co/MvKojphKCh @YanQinyq @TomBaxter17 @YanWang82488122 Thanks! So 路条 but no 核准 yet? It's being called 扩建工程 expansion project which… https://t.co/yF1kiuDcrP @TomBaxter17 @YanWang82488122 Isn't this an announcement by the city government - has it been permitted on the province level?
6/5
2020
As China’s economy reopens, old pollution trends are reappearing. It's a cautionary tale for other countries as the… https://t.co/eZxefbffOG
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta"Since #Pakistan is already suffering from #AirPollution levels that are among the highest in the world, the emissi… https://t.co/re310q799l
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta @SchwabeHenning Makes sense. Note though the impact is much more on the demand side so little to do with how fast p… https://t.co/TXypGFxkZo @SchwabeHenning This wasn't about electricity generation - renewable plants kept running all the way through the cr… https://t.co/F6DA7Y5F2rI am not equating China and U.S. here. Simply stating that freedom must not only be achieved, it must unfortunately… https://t.co/S7ud66ZXOY"The only real freedom is freedom from fear." Today is another day that black people in the US struggle for that f… https://t.co/JWzwV4IlUaThis underlines the point that the opportunity we have to address #AirPollution as part of the #GreenRecovery is ri… https://t.co/9FmTX90rdy
Retweeted by Lauri Myllyvirta“Highly polluting industries have been faster to recover from the crisis than the rest of the economy. It is essent… https://t.co/1Kew0Hxf7P“The rapid rebound in air pollution and coal consumption levels across China is an early warning of what a smokesta… https://t.co/d86Qzfx4nYAir pollution in China back to pre-Covid levels and Europe may follow - great story and graphics in the Guardian wi… https://t.co/DU3VIN1sCU
6/4
2020
"Do not confuse kindness with weakness" https://t.co/Di6PVOiE9q @JackDow76342645 That's exactly what my quote clarifies - having lots of newly commissioned coal power capacity mak… https://t.co/ZA1Ezund3F
6/2
2020
For a more detailed look, see here: https://t.co/mJ62nFptRC"The big state-owned firms that operate coal-burning generators are also ... produce much of China’s renewable ener… https://t.co/KonZm9evhu"By building so many new coal-fired plants, China has wasted money that could have been spent more greenly, and giv… https://t.co/rdnln8CewD @DonaldMatthieu You can see the article for free if you register. Usually it also works to search for the headline… https://t.co/NnuT30XqEO
6/1
2020

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