Annual Report 2018

This year, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 132 influencers like Energy Collective and The Climate Group, discussing hashtags such as #RE100 , #Wind and #StepUp2018.
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On Sep 20, 2018
@KenCaldeira shared
"Utilities have a problem: The public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick" "The industry is groping for ways to talk the public down" @drvox #climate #energy

Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick

The industry is groping for ways to talk the public down.

On Dec 3, 2018
@Revkin shared
RT @YaleE360: Pakistan's Tarbela Dam cost four times its initial budget and was responsible for nearly a quarter of the increase in Pakistan’s external debt over the period of construction⁠.

After a Long Boom, An Uncertain Future for Big Dam Projects

The rise of wind and solar power, coupled with the increasing social, environmental and financial costs of hydropower projects, could spell the end of an era of big dams. But even anti-dam ...

On Mar 24, 2018
@greentechmedia shared
The industry breathes a collective sigh of relief as lawmakers clarify the budget for a handful of programs.

Lawmakers Pass Spending Bill With Funds for Clean Energy

The industry breathes a collective sigh of relief as lawmakers clarify the budget for a handful of programs.

On Jul 11, 2018
@ENERGY shared
RT @Ames_Laboratory: A process developed at @CMI_hub turns discarded hard disk drive (HDD) #magnets into new magnets by crushing them into powder and depositing on a surface using plasma spray. Get more details here: #eWaste #RecycleAndReuse

Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind, but new process takes a simpler approach

Laura Millsaps, Ames Laboratory Communications, (515) 294-3474 A new recycling process developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI) turns discarded hard ...

On Aug 23, 2018
@JigarShahDC shared
RT @billdornbos: Are regulators starting to rethink fixed charges? via @UtilityDive

Are regulators starting to rethink fixed charges?

Fixed rate reductions in Q2 of this year may indicate regulators are more conscious of low and moderate income customers as well as investments in energy efficiency and distributed energy ...

On Jun 2, 2018
@MichaelEMann shared
[email protected]_Otto is cornering the market when it comes to support from climate hawks ( Let's help her cross the finish line folks...

Top climate scientist endorses Rebecca Otto for Governor

Climate Scientist Michael Mann endorses Rebecca Otto for Minnesota Governor One of world's leading climate scientists, Mann calls Otto "a shining example of the kind of integrity and ...

On Nov 5, 2018
@ClimateGroup shared
RT @EnelGroup: During #ClimateWeekNYC and the UN @globalcompact #LeadersSummit we had discussed the possibilities for a sustainable and green future. Find out more here 👉

New York, a sustainable future

Enel takes a lead role at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 and Climate Week in New York, on the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations

On Dec 3, 2018
@TrinaSolarUS shared
RT @theRE100: A rapid and far-reaching clean energy transition is needed to limit #globalwarming to 1.5 degrees. Renewables are critical and our #RE100 members are now driving the shift in more than 140 markets #Renewables4Climate

RE100 Members Increase Renewable Energy By 41% As Initiative Spreads Around The Globe

The RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, has grown leaps and bounds in recent years, and in 2018 --- amidst the starkest warning yet from scientists of the ...

On Nov 6, 2018
@Revkin shared
RT @YaleE360: "We have only one home and are subjecting it to extraordinary stress. Yet the solutions we need are at hand." Former U.S. chief climate negotiator Todd Stern on what we must do in order to tackle climate change:

How to Shift Public Attitudes and Win the Global Climate Battle

The world is making progress in decarbonizing economies, but not nearly fast enough, says the former U.S. chief climate negotiator. Here he spells out what forces must come together to ...

On Sep 13, 2018
@katiefehren shared
RT @BloombergNEF: The electrification of commercial transport, aviation, shipping & trains would be a "huge market opportunity, that moves us closer to hitting the Paris goals, & that should not require long-term subsidies or a carbon price. What’s not to like?" @MLiebreich

Liebreich: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – the Electric Remake

Over the past two years we have seen the beginnings of the electrification of commercial vehicles, starting, as expected, with light vans. But, this trend will not be confined to light ...

On Nov 30, 2018
@cleantechnica shared
The Shell Sky Scenario: Our Need to Critically Assess Sponsored Corporate Content
On Apr 27, 2018
@EnergyCollectiv shared
#DoE #Research, #Development, and Demonstration #Funding: Keep on Growin’. #Energy #RickPerry #GovernmentFunding. By @ProfDavidHart.

DoE Research, Development, and Demonstration Funding: Keep on Growin’

Robust federal funding for energy RD&D helps drive innovation, complements other administration and congressional priorities, and generates a significant return on investment for the ...

On Jan 25, 2018
@JesseJenkins shared
RT @mitenergy: MITEI researcher @JesseJenkins says revenue from allowance auctions is “as important” as cap and trade programs in reducing #carbon emissions. via @UtilityDive @mitidss

Is cap and trade the climate solution? The jury's still out

California and New England are about to find out what the market-based mechanism for reducing emissions can really do.

On Nov 9, 2018
@katiefehren shared
RT @DukeEnergy: Duke Energy utility issues historic $1 billion green bond offering.

Duke Energy utility issues historic $1 billion green bond offering

Duke Energy Carolinas has completed its inaugural issuance of $1 billion in green bonds that will finance eligible green energy projects – including zero-carbon solar and energy storage – ...

On Mar 18, 2018
@EnergyCollectiv shared
U.S. #Utilities Plan for #CarbonPricing And #Coal's Decline; A Rebuke To #Trump’s #Energy Agenda. By @EnergyInnovLLC.

U.S. Utilities Want Carbon Pricing And Think Coal Is Dead. That’s A Reality Check For Trump’s Energy Agenda

The definitive annual survey of North American utilities reveals widespread acceptance of clean energy, overwhelming support for carbon pricing, a nearly unanimous rejection of coal, and ...

Top Influencers

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The world's best thinkers on energy and climate issues. Register for newsletter, webinar access and ebooks.

Follow 60.2k Followers

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Daily low carbon economy news, facts, live events & #ClimateTV leader interviews. Follow #StatesandRegions #RE100 #EP100 #CWNYC and #EnergyAccess2016

Follow 107.7k Followers

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Energy Ronin. @MITIDSS PhD candidate & researcher w/@MITEnergy Utility of the Future project. Independent writer and consultant.

Follow 13.0k Followers

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The leading information services provider on the global energy transformation:

Follow 70.6k Followers

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Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself.

Follow 202.8k Followers

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Pursuing progress on a finite, fast-forward planet at @dotearth and The rest? Family, friends, nature - & songs:

Follow 73.9k Followers

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Climate Scientist, Professor, and Director of Penn State Earth System Science Center. Author of Dire Predictions & The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

Follow 36.7k Followers

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World's #1 cleantech & clean energy website. Solar energy, wind energy, electric vehicles, & more. For tweeting commentary, see site director @zshahan3

Follow 43.7k Followers

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Senior Writer, Fortune

Follow 25.3k Followers

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Clean energy, climate and transportation leader, organizing constituencies, policy strategy & philanthropy. CEO Fresh Energy & Publisher

Follow 11.1k Followers

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Author, Educator, Environmentalist and Founder of

Follow 199.2k Followers

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Opinion, Analysis and the Latest Environmental News - A Publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Follow 79.3k Followers

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Building the new clean energy economy. Reducing nuclear dangers & environmental risks. Expanding the frontiers of knowledge via innovative scientific research.

Follow 327.0k Followers

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husband, author, Generate Capital - focused on helping entrepreneurs finance the Resource Revolution. It's simple, not easy

Follow 13.8k Followers

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A scientist researching issues related to climate, carbon, and energy. Carnegie Institution for Science (Global Ecology), Stanford, CA, USA

Follow 9.3k Followers

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The Daily Digest For Busy Solar Professionals, Solar related News, and reports on select solar markets.

Follow 8.2k Followers

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Trina Solar has been a leading solar module manufacturer and system provider since 1997. Follow us for solar installer tips, tricks and U.S. industry news!

Follow 6.5k Followers

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Solar analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, goose keeper. Opinions expressed are all my own.

Follow 820.0 Followers

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Spending This Week On The #Playa At My First #BurningMan Festival. What A Magical Week Of Creative Arts, Culture and Self-Sufficiency!

Follow 183.7k Followers

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Sustainable energy research and education--from basic science to policy, technology to finance. Precourt Institute for Energy.

Follow 22.5k Followers