20.01.2018

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Bellona: EU Parliament concludes synthetic low carbon fuels should indeed be low carbon

"Yesterday, the European Parliament voted on the use of renewable energy in the coming decade. Of all the big issues on the radar, the Parliament caught the one that tried to fly under it – synthetic fossil fuels. Produced by using massive amounts of renewable energy and fossil CO2 from industrial sources, the fuel would be emitting that same fossil CO2 back to the atmosphere from the tailpipe of the car it’s combusted in. By requiring the use of CO2 captured from the ambient air for its production, the Parliament ensured that the so called synthetic low carbon fuel indeed remains low carbon. However, much remains wanting in the renewable energy directive, but in this regard the Parliament move prevents CO2 laundering and false climate accounting of new synthetic fossil fuels."

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19.01.2018

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Nori: Podcast with Klaus Lackner

"Podcast with Dr. Klaus Lackner of ASU’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions"

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14.01.2018

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Eco Ri: Carbon-Capture Machines Part of Southern New England's 'Climate Change Moonshot' Initiative

"Graciela Chichilnisky has a machine that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and she wants to build them in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained mathematician is a professor of economics at Columbia University and the CEO and co-founder of Global Thermostat, a New York City company that produces industrial-scale systems that collect carbon dioxide and sell it for commercial uses, such as carbonating soda, making plastic, or feeding plants."

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17.12.2017

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Honegger, Matthias; Reiner, David (2017): The political economy of negative emissions technologies. Consequences for international policy design

"n order to understand whether NETs can provide a significant contribution to mitigation, financial incentives are needed that allow implementing the most attractive NET activities at the global scale. We see the market mechanism under Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement – colloquially called ‘Sustainable Development Mechanism’ – as a possible cornerstone of such a policy instrument. While initially NETs will not be competitive on the free market, the mechanism can facilitate bilateral financial transfers for NETs, where mitigation units accrue to the financier."

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13.12.2017

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Christian Science Monitor: After the pledge: Scientists scramble to make politicians' climate goals a reality

"As global leaders meet Tuesday in Paris for the One Planet Summit, the world is waking up to the reality that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires more than good intentions."

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09.12.2017

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Quartz: Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that

"This October, it went a step further, partnering with Climeworks, a Switzerland-based startup, to install a machine that sucks carbon dioxide out of the air. That gas is also sent underground, where it, too, eventually turns to rock. The result is a “negative emissions” power plant that literally subtracts carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As of this writing, the Climeworks machine has already pulled out more than 5 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air and injected it underground, the equivalent of burying the annual carbon footprint of a household in India."

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07.12.2017

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Popular Mechanics: The New Plants That Could Save Us From Climate Change

"Breakthrough Prize Winner Joanne Chory is designing plants that could take incredible amounts of CO2 out of the atmosphere."

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17.10.2017

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Business Recorder: Power plant that takes in more CO2 than it produces

"In an attempt to lessen the quantity of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and make positive alterations to climate changes, scientists have created a technique that can ‘suck’ carbon more than it produces it."

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16.10.2017

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Futurism: The World’s First Negative Emissions Power Plant is a Reality Thanks to Geoengineering

"A power plant in Hellisheiði, Iceland not only produces no emissions — it technically produces negative emissions. Moving forward, the development and adoption of such geoengineering methods will be essential as we continue to fight climate change."

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16.10.2017

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Carbon A List: Why the Carbfix2 project is a big deal

"Add another milestone to 2017 for the world of negative carbon emissions. The decade old CarbFix project at the Hellisheidi geothermal plant has given birth to CarbFix2. This demonstration project integrates the world’s first direct air capture plant to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in minerals. The overall project is a collaboration between Climeworks, Rekjavic Energy, and a number of international universities and relevant partners."

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