21.04.2017

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Republic of East Vancouver: Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market Research Report Now Available at Research Corridor

"Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2022”. The Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System market report studies current as well as future aspects of the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market based upon factors such as market dynamics, key ongoing trends and segmentation analysis. Apart from the above elements, the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market research report provides a 360-degree view of the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System industry with geographic segmentation, statistical forecast and the competitive landscape."

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10.02.2017

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Altvater, Elmar (2016): The Capitalocene, or, Geoengineering against Capitalism’s Planetary Boundaries

Altvater, Elmar (2016): The Capitalocene, or, Geoengineering against Capitalism’s Planetary Boundaries. In Jason W. Moore (Ed.): Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, history, and the crisis of capitalism. Oakland, CA: PM Press (Kairos), pp. 138–152.

"Today’s great questions are about how capitalism works through, and actively creates, planetary nature."

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24.01.2017

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Coffman, D’Maris; Lockley, Andrew (2017): Carbon dioxide removal and the futures market

Coffman, D’Maris; Lockley, Andrew (2017): Carbon dioxide removal and the futures market. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 12 (1), S. 15003. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa54e8.

"We discuss the potential use of futures contracts in Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) markets; concluding that they have one principal advantage (near-term price security to current polluters), and one principal disadvantage (a combination of high price volatility and high trade volume means contracts issued by the private sector may cause systemic economic risk). Accordingly, we note the potential for the development of futures markets in CDR, but urge caution about the prospects for market failure."

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14.10.2016

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LawSci Forum: Solar Climate Engineering and Intellectual Property

"The potential role of private actors in SCE is unclear. On the one hand, decisions regarding whether and how to intentionally alter the planet’s climate should be made through legitimate state-based processes. On the other hand, the private sector has long been the site of great innovation, which SCE technology development requires. Such private innovation is both stimulated and governed through governmental intellectual property (IP) policies."

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21.09.2016

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Green Biz: Why carbon removal is the next frontier in corporate climate action

"Because time travel is not an option, we will need to develop what are known as "carbon removal" solutions that can clean up large volumes of CO2 from the atmosphere. A wide variety of carbon removal solutions have been proposed, ranging from basic tree planting and ecosystem restoration to high-tech devices that hoover up CO2 directly from the atmosphere, as shown in the figure below. While carbon removal solutions face many commercialization hurdles, estimates show a very large technical scale potential for a portfolio of solutions if these challenges are tackled successfully."

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20.04.2016

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Nonprofit Chronicals:

Article on the report Center for Carbon Removal (2016): Philanthropy Beyond Carbon Neutrality. "Between 2008 and 2014, foundations donated an average of less than $1 million a year to projects or programs dedicated to carbon removal, according to Philanthropy Beyond Carbon Neutrality, an excellent new report from the Center for Carbon Removal. That’s less than 0.5 percent of their annual climate-change giving. To put that in context, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the largest climate-change grant-maker, spent more than $663 million on climate programs between 2008 and 2014."

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14.03.2016

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Lockley, Andrew (2016): Licence to chill. Building a legitimate authorisation process for commercial SRM operations

Lockley, Andrew (2016): Licence to chill. Building a legitimate authorisation process for commercial SRM operations. In Environmental Law Review 18 (1), pp. 25–40. DOI 10.1177/1461452916630082.

"It has been suggested that SRM could be carried out by commercially motivated actors. [...] We discuss the need for a two-pronged regulatory approach, encompassing first legal and corporate regulation and second, scientific and technical regulation. In conclusion, we identify differing regulatory requirements, according to whether the intended effect on the climate system of the SRM industry, or of individual firms, can be regarded as de minimis."

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16.01.2016

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Sanchez, Daniel L.; Kammen, Daniel M. (2016): A commercialization strategy for carbon-negative energy

Sanchez, Daniel L.; Kammen, Daniel M. (2016): A commercialization strategy for carbon-negative energy. In Nat. Energy 1 (1), p. 15002–15002. DOI 10.1038/NENERGY.2015.2.

"Climate change mitigation requires gigatonne-scale CO2 removal technologies, yet few examples exist beyond niche markets. The flexibility of thermochemical conversion of biomass and fossil energy, coupled with carbon capture and storage, offers a route to commercializing carbon-negative energy."

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14.12.2015

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New Internationalist Blog: Geoengineering: a boon for big business not the environment

"The terms ‘net zero emissions’, ‘negative emissions’, ‘climate neutrality’ and ‘greenhouse gas emissions neutral’ are the current euphemisms for geoengineering.(vi) These terms are used in the COP21 negotiating text and are distinguished from decarbonisation and other terms that refer specifically to reducing fossil fuel use.(vii) They are bandied about as though the technologies to achieve zero or negative emissions are mature and proven. They are not even close, but geoengineering is an absolutely critical component to the fallacy of a business as usual solution to climate change."

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16.10.2015

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Nature News: Commercial boost for firms that suck carbon from air

"Two companies expand their extraction plants and line up customers."

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