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Research Fellow @UCalgary; cleantech/electricity/carbon/innovation policy + quantum physics;

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Joined Twitter 11/2/09


Great recognition of an amazing person! https://t.co/XsHpMmgQO1If companies aren’t getting funded because banks think they’re likely to go bankrupt and leave a pile of liabilitie… https://t.co/EVtluAMEdk
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11/15
2019
@PeterNBell @Uptheleft @ftenergy @giti_sg My thinking on increased urgency comes from increased (and increasing) im… https://t.co/MKl3m9IEi3In particular here is the approach Lougheed put into practice https://t.co/0QD2b04Qg7 @PeterNBell @Uptheleft @ftenergy @giti_sg I’ve been reading a bit about the previous approaches in Canada. Seems fa… https://t.co/NA2To6KkCv @PeterNBell @Uptheleft @ftenergy I don’t have a good understanding of what the big gaps are - know how/expertise vs… https://t.co/xIX8zXP126 @S_HastingsSimon @jjcarpman @e3metalscorp Hi John and Sara! Lori Walton showed a map from an Alberta Geological Sur… https://t.co/ib7WtFgPYG
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonTracking Progress on 100% Clean Energy Targets https://t.co/IcAVmBd14x
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonWe have a new series in Forbes describing an illustrative net zero emissions scenario by 2050 using the Energy Poli… https://t.co/DCZhbPoDkH
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonThis is not the first time Alberta is facing a potential drop in supply or demand of a major element of the economy… https://t.co/tl2TBQjqDLA new solutions for #cities to improve #equity, reduce the #energyburden for low income households, and take… https://t.co/OHFlRD7Lxl
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonAustralia to offer cheap loans to boost production of rare earths https://t.co/2WNCm4Da5x
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonFollowing @taykuy is a good way to get up to speed on that experience in coal (and what is happening now)Alberta should pay close attention to the experience in the US coal sector in the last decade, which saw assets cha… https://t.co/Z8Azp1471Cit is not explained in the book why they can't just build it on earth, they make a comment about more sun on the mo… https://t.co/CpJueblLTj*spoiler alert* they fix it by going to the moon to build a solar power plan that beams microwaves back to earth 🤷‍♀️Was not expecting my kids new library book “CatStronauts” book to have so much overlap with current events. https://t.co/qmd0vlJzDp
11/14
2019
@smallandhungry My first try would be Edelweiss Village in the NW @ThibaultBen @bcshaffer I like the idea that I might have already won!
11/13
2019
We know how to save the climate in mathematical models but is it possible in the real world? @acherp & I propose a… https://t.co/v4vEmUVnaS
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonThanks to @CleanEnergyBC for inviting me to speak about renewable energy deals at #generate2019. We had an importan… https://t.co/dCtCdKYyR3
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonClimate 101 https://t.co/UGcMQqie1Y @bcshaffer yeah its looking like a good choice. I don't know what we bet? @bcshaffer Realizing this is old news in terms of the 2018 data, but I missed how close this was when it came out a… https://t.co/9yjG3lSf3eLooking back, @bcshaffer you had originally taken 2026 but moved it down to 2020. I took the under (ie this year),… https://t.co/faNTFw3QFyAlberta's summer electricity peak load got a lot closer to the winter peak last year, a difference of 36 MW on over… https://t.co/MO0lO0764V"Good innovation policy isn’t easy, but the economic and environmental challenges we face demand action, and lesson… https://t.co/6aHyAfDEzPAnother giant mining company just dropped the hint that it will follow rivals and go coal-free: https://t.co/nOdTLYQBbE
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonAnd that’s our main result: the relative performance of prices versus quantities hinges on how companies expect pol… https://t.co/7BXHJ4rLcr
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon @mcphilter @PDBateman I see @CanWEA opened up the o&m awards... seems like a natural fit in that case.Had fun recording my first ever podcast appearance with @PandTPodcast today. Hardest part was the lighting round! @JesseJenkins @CostaSamaras @DrJaneFlegal @arthurhcyip @JacquelynPless @busbyj2 @emilygrubert @GernotWagnerhttps://t.co/Ui3Q5rqrP2 @JesseJenkins @CostaSamaras @DrJaneFlegal @arthurhcyip @JacquelynPless @busbyj2 @emilygrubert @GernotWagnerhttps://t.co/DbiFp1pUoH @JesseJenkins @CostaSamaras @DrJaneFlegal @arthurhcyip @JacquelynPless @busbyj2 @emilygrubert @GernotWagnerhttps://t.co/UedbHnqyUa @JesseJenkins @CostaSamaras @DrJaneFlegal @arthurhcyip @JacquelynPless @busbyj2 @emilygrubert @GernotWagnerhttps://t.co/xmriEM6dJe
11/12
2019
Renewables are penetrating the global energy system faster than any fuel in history. It took oil nearly twice as l… https://t.co/bAHFX1b240
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonGreat to see @TataPower working with the @RockefellerFdn to set up 10,000 microgrids to provide renewable energy ac… https://t.co/YGIyTk0zDo
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonI’m not sure what kind of turbine repair this is but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t conform to the relevant safety stan… https://t.co/pMGSWbwJ2MDAC -> booze is an underappreciated decarbonization pathway. I'm ready to do my part in saving the world. https://t.co/t6AD1zIifv
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon @duncan__c @climate_dad Yes comparison to traditional production is positive.Carbon Capture and Vodka - now drinking can be a part of reducing climate change, not just a response to facing it. https://t.co/Y27NVhsH9l
11/11
2019
@jjcarpman @LizCastleRock A map of the resource in Canada/Alberta was shared at the workshop but I was too slow to… https://t.co/Ww5xFLKJJh @politicalham @EmmaMayMMA Markham interviewed me about the work as well https://t.co/XTRbvo00qM @trentjohnsen @UCPCaucus Trent, I looked at one of these examples we have right here in Alberta https://t.co/GBg2EV27gx @politicalham @EmmaMayMMA Hi Emma! You might be interested in my recent work that looks at an example of the kind o… https://t.co/ME3VrmeRnw @geoffsal Yes! My work is very much building off this theory @MazzucatoM Hats are only a few adjustments away as wellSome of my takeaways* from this magnificent 200-page oddity: 1) 90% of energy history is forgotten 2) Of the remai… https://t.co/83p0OQhhys
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon“Dual-purpose Gas Storage and Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Utility Peaking Facility Study.” Prepared for t… https://t.co/JdPUsjNH76
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon @bcshaffer @BluebirdAlberta I look forward to seeing some real world data on the bi-facial panel performance in Alb… https://t.co/b3fFD5FyLzFor Alberta folks, worth comparing those Lazard numbers for solar PV ($36-44 US) to the AESO's LCOE estimates ($106… https://t.co/HeDTLYiz3W
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon @BrunaLab I still remember the first time I learned that your nose hairs can freeze @BrunaLab So warm weekend there? https://t.co/NwIQPIz9W7
11/9
2019
Thank 10 women and keep it going. @MelaneeLThomas @thismombikes @JuliaM_Becker @binnu_yyc @kellyohseehttps://t.co/XMSYsBHQ2hAlright, let's do this, every Democratic Presidential primary challenger as an electricity generation or generation… https://t.co/8QBtN4qP9U
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonGovernment can (and should) pick winners. The "significant investment of public money in innovation is vital to unl… https://t.co/bFFqDpJWp8
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon @LizCastleRock Fun fact - the lithium is one of the few elements to form at the big bang (as opposed to later). @LizCastleRock Estimates shared for global lithium market in 2025: ~20 billion for raw materials, ~43 billion refinedLearning about the lithium potential in Alberta from @LizCastleRock - growing demand, AB has significant resource,… https://t.co/3mmjP53gABJim Gray “we need a plan, but a plan based on facts, not hope “- as he accepts his @policy_school Distinguished Pol… https://t.co/6qYl3rlDX0
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonHad a great conversation with @politicalham about my innovation research in Alberta https://t.co/XTRbvo00qM
11/8
2019
Siemens Gamesa’s first 10MW offshore wind titan unveiled | Recharge - innovation world. And most importantly a trie… https://t.co/NNBpIUXGBX
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonMy new post: @DrChrisClack has completed his high-resolution modeling of Colorado’s energy system. Turns out the st… https://t.co/zJisxL74Oz
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonREBA Member, @McDonaldsCorp, announced 2 large-scale #renewableenergy investments totaling 380 MW. These projects w… https://t.co/FEyh40XVUH
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonElectricity can fulfill new purposes for customers, just like savoury pies can go beyond dessert and be a meal. Com… https://t.co/GSQZC13bGlNeed for resilience grows demand for new forms of pie delivery - like more modular handpies/micro grids https://t.co/jyhnGghPNUI made an attempt to push the “electrification grows the pie” analogy to other changes in the electricity sector in… https://t.co/cMj4NFxcll.@globeandmail spotlights Maple Leaf Foods’ journey to become world’s first major carbon neutral food company. “If… https://t.co/SkTitKHvHA
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonWe got the beet, #yyc! With the white stuff now blanketing the city, roads crews are again adding a shade of brown… https://t.co/I0ehbSyLmt
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11/7
2019
Important history of Canadian tech development from @S_HastingsSimon Government played activist role, pushing ind… https://t.co/LGyrLwQv3J
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-SimonAnd @GK_Fellows asks a good question about role of government in all of this and I’m sitting on my hands to not do… https://t.co/U4Z9aqn9SMSo I will add my own last point - government has a clear role in this, just as it has in past history https://t.co/ub4DIIsIsCAh a catch! There were 8 - but still a great list! @Heusersoze https://t.co/wN4A65hReaMaterials project; Materials genomics/machine learningDirect Photochemical reduction of co2Electroreduction of co2 to fuelNumber 5 (should add this is in no particular order) - perovskite solar cells. @MaxwellCSissman Yes - should have added per weight!Organic photovoltaics (printed like newspaper)“Salty” batteries - sodium ion batteriesHydrogen fuels produced from solar energySilicon batteries. Theoretical energy capacity 20x higher than lithium ion.Here come her top 10 technology picks:Lots of examples of quotes from people who didn’t see transitions coming. https://t.co/RTCz6nRbcZTech transitions are messy because they are human and based on human decisionsGoing to learn about the imaginary red dragons in the route to the low carbon world from @JBuriak with top technolo… https://t.co/jpQuZLPlvf @Samhharrison is up to present his work on carbon pricing and the Ontario electricity market https://t.co/RErpBSwXipWhen the speaker just before you (@TheEnergyCraig) is talking about a lot of what you had planned to discuss and yo… https://t.co/LhjaqKarSDTHREAD ALERT! Our annual “Tracking the Sun” report on distributed #solar is out! We have price, technology and ot… https://t.co/o9sau2dii3
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon @andrew_leach @bcshaffer @UAlbertaBiz Providing snacks saves in the long run (fewer hangry conference participants)… https://t.co/oCBuORcOrY @andrew_leach @bcshaffer @UAlbertaBiz I object to the fact there were no snacks during the morning break!The evolution of @UAlbertaBiz’s Electricity Symposium. ‘16 we can’t do a coal phase out ‘17 a coal phase out will b… https://t.co/C20msm4LGD
Retweeted by Dr Sara Hastings-Simon @LindsayTedds @bcshaffer @andrew_leach @jvipondmd Wait do you have a camera on the room we walked into?? @bcshaffer @andrew_leach @jvipondmd Made it! https://t.co/sZeKHoZkXc
11/6
2019
@andrew_leach @bcshaffer @jvipondmd Blake was particularly disappointed about this (but honestly me too) @andrew_leach @bcshaffer @jvipondmd Not close enough @bcshaffer @andrew_leach Made it to red deer (driving slowly @jvipondmd ! Looking out for the ice) https://t.co/E3ZFMiODeZ🔹Two electricity 🤓’s 🔹Headed to an electricity conference (🙋🏼‍♂️@andrew_leach!) 🔹In an electric 🚗 Let’s see what… https://t.co/9hb5iTAiGm
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11/5
2019

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