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Varun Sivaram @vsiv New Delhi, India

CTO @ReNew_Power, India's largest renewable energy co; Fellow @ColumbiaUEnergy. Tweets my own. Order my @MITPress & @CFR_org book #TamingTheSun: https://t.co/Bz0mGEicCX

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Joined Twitter 6/18/09


@AyresAlyssa @TIME @PeteButtigieg @JustinWorland Thank you, Alyssa!! @vsiv @TIME @PeteButtigieg @JustinWorland Congrats Varun! That’s great!👏👏👏
Retweeted by Varun SivaramThank you @TIME magazine! I'm thrilled to be on the first #TIME100Next list and super honored to be in the company… https://t.co/0ZdXtOrFDm @doerfler @jjacobs22 I'd love to learn more! Dm me if interested in a conversationTHREAD Today we launched World Energy Outlook 2019 #WEO19, our flagship report. Here are my key takeaways from t… https://t.co/UKsSyerhJw
Retweeted by Varun SivaramCalifornia might not require solar panels on new homes, after all https://t.co/qBZumKUXR4 A welcome step back from misguided state policy
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @jtemple @jjacobs22 Thanks for sharing, James! @jjacobs22 You may find this from @vsiv et al. relevant and interesting if you haven’t come across it before: https://t.co/JLCGMjK5Tu
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11/13
2019
“Ten coal-fired power plants near India’s capital of New Delhi are poised to miss a December deadline to install po… https://t.co/OuAwQ0DI9L
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11/12
2019
A terrific target: 80% less air pollution in 80 cities by India's 80th birthday (2027). @GhoshArunabha crushing it… https://t.co/2VMbYbBie7 @RaviMikkelsen @UrbanEmissions @EPA Thanks Ravi! @jakeclevine @UrbanEmissions @EPA I think it's mainly the confluence of stubble burning in neighboring states and w… https://t.co/9qyeQHLp00Demain à Delhi, on prévoit 30 fois plus de micro-particules PM2.5 dans l'air que la norme américaine. https://t.co/KNmpCc17mj
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @sheeltyle @sujaytyle Wow!! Way to go!!Looking good @sujaytyle! https://t.co/UGpWNRojN2
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @Laurie_Garrett Thank you, Laurie, it's great to hear from you. I at least have a choice to be here. It's heartbrea… https://t.co/yHeoy51B1WSorry you are there, @vsiv -- Delhi's air is not only the worst in the world right now, it is actually deadly. Be c… https://t.co/WhK0Dr5h86
Retweeted by Varun SivaramIndian policymakers bank on residents forgetting about pollution for half the year before a rude surprise each Nove… https://t.co/mHokOkepRII'm scared to breathe tomorrow's air in Delhi NCR😨. @UrbanEmissions forecasts PM 2.5 in excess of 1,000 micrograms/… https://t.co/HmKv62cpyA1/ ICYMI: We debuted our policy pathway to reach US economy-wide net zero emissions this week, broken down in four… https://t.co/d8qBOxbmHy
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram1/ Third article in series on how to reach #netzero US #emissions by 2050 is live: How to decarbonize the transpor… https://t.co/LrBj3SbvKM
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @AyresAlyssa @BillSpindle +1, this is really great, Bill!Important and urgent story on India’s informal economy woes by ⁦@BillSpindle⁩: https://t.co/ktMPs3LFpw
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11/11
2019
@siddharth3 @EconomicTimes Looking good!Today in the @EconomicTimes Magazine, my thoughts on India’s air pollution crisis. #TheGreatSmogOfIndiahttps://t.co/mxydB5ECLy
Retweeted by Varun SivaramIt's a common concern that action against air pollution (and climate change) will come at the cost of economic grow… https://t.co/XPlDBVycON
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11/10
2019
@t_h_beek Thanks Torrey :) @t_h_beek @JesseJenkins @greg_nemet Can't forget the amazing contribution from one research group in Australia to t… https://t.co/s2Rh0i3lBYI got to meet my idol!! I wrote a whole chapter on Martin Green—the father of solar and inventor of the PERC silico… https://t.co/4pPAUgHLSj @JesseJenkins @greg_nemet Even back to silicon research under the space program circa late 50s/60s? Hat tip to… https://t.co/6NnRBHrVZQ
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @future_io .@vsiv’s book “Taming the Sun” has some detail on how they’d ideally work together.
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11/9
2019
Really a banner day for my tepid, pointless takes on syntax and language. https://t.co/BDQhwsQhL4
Retweeted by Varun SivaramAnd @globalpress defines key terms, a vital need in a news landscape that too often parrots phrases like… https://t.co/PujqNVRq9j
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @Revkin @GlobalPress Yes!! @laxmisarathyThe more I get to know @globalpress, the more I'm convinced this is a keystone model for illuminating realities & c… https://t.co/6QRHvcPvi4
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11/8
2019
<THREAD> In my debate last September with @leahstokes regarding #GreenNewDeal, one of the main points of contention… https://t.co/KilIvlIwQ9
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @leahstokes @NiskanenCenter @CatoInstitute @willwilkinson @DemSocialists @sunrisemvmt @MattGrossmann @ewarren 22/ A… https://t.co/xrcxp4nfRW
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @leahstokes @NiskanenCenter @CatoInstitute @willwilkinson @DemSocialists @sunrisemvmt @MattGrossmann @ewarren 21/ T… https://t.co/jfZxiI7FqA
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @Ben_Inskeep @ramez @BillGates I'm in favor of finding effective ways to put large amounts of accumulated wealth to… https://t.co/UOKzbr2rUa @42applesenergy @Ben_Inskeep @ramez @BillGates Both fair points @42applesenergy @Ben_Inskeep @ramez @BillGates I didn't see the live remarks. From the reporting, it seems like he… https://t.co/HGW4xnkhq2 @Ben_Inskeep @ramez I'm with @ramez on this one. Billionaire unaccountability in general is something we should all… https://t.co/EYUG1fPjqZThis is an astonishingly bad take. 1) Gates said he supports much higher taxes. Including a wealth tax. 2) His fo… https://t.co/ifG8EDYU3Q
Retweeted by Varun SivaramTesla is on a tear ➡️Reaches preliminary battery deal with powerhouse CATL ➡️"Cybertruck" unveiling in two weeks… https://t.co/vAW2YQTFuZ
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @JasonBordoff @noahqk Congrats on another great C-price @ColumbiaUEnergy resource!Trying to make sense of all the different carbon price bills out there? Want to understand carbon pricing design, i… https://t.co/l8Lqj9XUpB
Retweeted by Varun SivaramHere's a new study on the most co-sponsored climate bill in Congress: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act… https://t.co/4IRixf9RBk
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11/7
2019
That's a BIG blade! 107m blade part of GE's new 12 MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine https://t.co/su93788FgV https://t.co/VuENt8ujX4
Retweeted by Varun SivaramLet’s take control over what we breathe. Let’s solve for cleaner air. Watch my @TEDTalks on Star Plus, primetime th… https://t.co/H9Cfb9ivc4
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11/6
2019
@davidwogan Whoa nice!! Thank you!Guess what book is being talked about (and read!) in the APERC offices? @vsiv #tamingthesun https://t.co/Wbbts0N61J
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11/5
2019
#Thread Last afternoon, given #DelhiAirEmergency, we gave our employees the option to work from home till 5 Nov, wh… https://t.co/vUXYtIceRv
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @KurinjiSelvaraj @tanushree_g @KarthikGanesan6 @hemdholakia @agorthi @guptaniti29 @GhoshArunabha @vishwamTOIhttps://t.co/ETS712YxZ8
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11/4
2019
@AyresAlyssa Happy diwali! Let me know when you get to Delhi next! @SonalRShah You too, happy Diwali from Delhi!Delighted to announce that on this auspicious day of Diwali, with the commissioning of our 250 MW solar project in… https://t.co/MVzNW2eFfR
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @patrickhermann @shaylekann And ConEd et al from NY to help PREPA! Terrific culture of collaboration (helped, surel… https://t.co/CKan0cqZOo
10/27
2019
Given the outlook a decade ago, hard to overstate how remarkable this is. Beyond the hyperbole of "dominance", DC p… https://t.co/XERBgiA3xy
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10/26
2019
Looking forward to 2021, when Chinese turbine manufacturers look abroad as Chinese subsidies sunset, flooding the m… https://t.co/JFb1vk2Km6
10/25
2019
@Revkin @ColumbiaUEnergy Thanks Andy!
10/23
2019
@JasonBordoff @ColumbiaUEnergy Thank you, Jason! @Guay_JG @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz I hope this trend expands instead of reversing. But I do fear that the laten… https://t.co/VkKmr1QlED @vsiv @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz 2 very good reasons for optimism https://t.co/rBO4EMbCdB
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram(Pending Supreme Ct ruling) looks like carbon pricing in Canada will survive. A big relief to rest of world after G… https://t.co/OYL9Ei9G9d
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @leahstokes @busbyj2 @d_jamesaust What happens to the carbon price? Is it safe now?A grim look at ground zero for coal in India that threatens to stay for decades to come; people face a choice of im… https://t.co/ZlqsLBgsyo
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @RenewableDev Thank you!Great thread and incredible pictures by @vsiv Do give it a quick read. https://t.co/DMgyESMhMw
Retweeted by Varun SivaramToday's must read. "If you care about climate, care about this." Excellent @CarbonWrangler oped in @businesshttps://t.co/WIpSuJgcsx
Retweeted by Varun SivaramThread👇🏾 https://t.co/nwZbtTe5zd
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @AkshatRathi @paisandy @70sBachchan @_kuwarsingh @qz @Scarrwilson @boell_us Looking forward to reading your book, S… https://t.co/dMetVCtNUu @paisandy @70sBachchan @vsiv @_kuwarsingh @qz @Scarrwilson @boell_us Agreed, Sandeep. All fair points. We make some… https://t.co/clgWsfqq65
Retweeted by Varun SivaramNice thread 👌 A peek into the coal mines of Korba, India. Interestingly, I was born here and stayed for a brief per… https://t.co/NUAx9oFAb2
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @brendanpierpont Thanks for reading, Brendan!Wow, incredible, humbling images and impressions from India's coal country. Thanks Varun! https://t.co/a0yVNWZ9IP
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @CarbonWrangler @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh Thanks Julio!Terrific thread 👇👇👇 on coal in India. @vsiv @AkshatRathi & @_kuwarsingh bear witness & provide vivid thoughtful ana… https://t.co/9DE0pDruxB
Retweeted by Varun SivaramA sobering thread on the coal industry in India. https://t.co/ZHF3I4zkmM
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @kellyperl Hi you can read it here: Thread by @vsiv: "THREAD: I traveled deep into India's coal country, toured its… https://t.co/qXHiynK2ND
Retweeted by Varun SivaramThis thread (h/t @CarbonWrangler ) — https://t.co/qRoA6RHDef
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @artealiaamanda @ColumbiaUEnergy Thanks Artealia!Incredible thread & photos from @ColumbiaUEnergy @vsiv, and a sobering look at India’s coal country. https://t.co/uuf17PaQ3J
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10/22
2019
@RaviMikkelsen Thanks Ravi!Incredible yet brief thread on India's coal mining and usage and its effects upon residents and nature. https://t.co/XsTMfB6gf6
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @vsiv @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz Thanks for this sobering report. The impact of coal extraction on people & 'jal… https://t.co/65diCTT4Pm
Retweeted by Varun SivaramPicture 7 in this thread. vv https://t.co/9seVqUWdgE
Retweeted by Varun Sivarama sacred space surrounded by an open cast coal mine in India 🙏⛏🔐 (source: thread by @vsiv here:… https://t.co/NJFmB6vLms
Retweeted by Varun SivaramSobering thread looking at what coal mines in India look like on the ground. https://t.co/GEAjLfDdB4
Retweeted by Varun SivaramThread. https://t.co/e8PU97EZfP
Retweeted by Varun Sivaramwow. https://t.co/hKdp3NOUoq
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @benserrurier @ReNew_Power Thanks Ben!A fascinating thread, but a dispiriting look at India’s coal sector from @ReNew_Power’s CTO. https://t.co/PkP4GEEfrI
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @vsiv @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz Good thread. The hidden costs -social and environmental- of coal can be very high.
Retweeted by Varun SivaramCTO of @ReNew_Power 👇 https://t.co/Z2lgToNFVr
Retweeted by Varun Sivaram @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz It's important to remember that coal brings important benefits. It's helped fuel Indi… https://t.co/mhJ7VqUkE5 @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz For me, another tragedy was interviewing nearby villagers (OK, @AkshatRathi &… https://t.co/Yv71J6ved9 @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz Not only is the Korba region a major producer of mined coal, it also hosts over 5 GW… https://t.co/RjraGW17Hp @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz And, disturbingly, we learned that the mine preserved a single plot of forest land (y… https://t.co/hTwIKJjJ8w @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz The tragedy of this particular mine is that it's encroaching on India's only elephant… https://t.co/koCgbawhX0 @AkshatRathi @_kuwarsingh @qz ...we also saw a thriving privately-run mine, abuzz with vehicles and equipment. Look… https://t.co/czWVhG3sKC
10/21
2019

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