07.06.2017

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ASU Now: Team launches initiative to develop viable market for waste carbon dioxide

"ASU partnering with Center for Carbon Removal, other research institutions to find economic opportunities in climate challenge."

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04.05.2017

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Solano Rodriguez, Baltazar; et al. (2016): Decarbonizing the EU energy system by 2050. An important role for BECCS

Solano Rodriguez, Baltazar; Drummond, Paul; Ekins, Paul (2016): Decarbonizing the EU energy system by 2050. An important role for BECCS. In Climate Policy 17 (sup1), S93-S110. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1242058.

"This article examines the implications for the EU’s energy system if an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions is to be achieved by 2050 against 1990 levels, using the European TIMES Model (ETM-UCL) to project a least-cost pathway that meets this CO2 constraint (‘Policy Success’), along with milestone targets for 2020. A Reference scenario (no CO2 constraints post-2020) was analysed to allow for comparison."

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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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27.02.2017

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Gunderson, Ryan; et al. (2017): Ideological obstacles to effective climate policy. The greening of markets, technology, and growth

Gunderson, Ryan; Stuart, Diana; Petersen, Brian (2017): Ideological obstacles to effective climate policy. The greening of markets, technology, and growth. In Capital & Class 2 (7), 030981681769212. DOI: 10.1177/0309816817692127.

"In light of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, this project synthesizes and advances critiques of the possibility of a sustainable capitalism by adopting an explicit ‘negative’ theory of ideology, understood as ideas that conceal contradictions through the reification and/or legitimation of the existing social order. Prominent climate change policy frameworks – the ‘greening’ of markets (market-corrective measures), technology (alternative energy, energy efficiency, and geoengineering), and growth (the green growth strategy) – are shown to conceal one or both of the two systemic socio-ecological contradictions inherent in the current social formation."

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11.02.2017

# Political Papers

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Bollen, Johannes; Aalbers, Rob (2017): Biomass-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage Should Be Used Immediately

Bollen, Johannes; Aalbers, Rob (2017): Biomass-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage Should Be Used Immediately. CPB Netherlands Beureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB Policy Brief, 2017/02).

"The European Union aims at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in 2050 by 80-95% in order to prevent climate change. In this Policy Brief we analyse the potential role of negative-emissions technology in reducing these emissions."

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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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05.12.2016

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Heyen, Daniel (2016): Strategic Conflicts on the Horizon. R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies

Heyen, Daniel (2016): Strategic Conflicts on the Horizon. R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies. In Clim. Change Econ. 07 (04), p. 1650013–1650013. DOI 10.1142/S2010007816500135.

"This paper focuses on a specific mechanism for strategic distortions in this R&D game. In this mechanism, the outlook of future conflicts surrounding technology deployment directly impacts on the willingness to undertake R&D. Apart from free-riding, a different deployment conflict with distortive effects on innovation can occur. Low deployment costs and heterogeneous preferences might give rise to ‘free-driving’ (Weitzman, ML (2015). A voting architecture for the governance of free-driver externalities, with application to geoengineering. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117(4), 1049–1068): The country with the highest preference for technology deployment, the free driver, may dominate the deployment outcome to the detriment of others."

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17.11.2016

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Harding, A.; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2016): Solar geoengineering economics. From incredible to inevitable and half-way back

Harding, A.; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2016): Solar geoengineering economics. From incredible to inevitable and half-way back. In Earth's Future. DOI 10.1002/2016EF000462.

"As our scientific understanding of the technologies evolve, so does the way economists think about them. In this paper, we document the evolution of economic thinking around these technologies since before [2006] until today and provide some fruitful areas for further research."

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26.09.2016

# New Publications

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Muratori, Matteo; et al. (2016): Global economic consequences of deploying bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)

Muratori, Matteo; Calvin, Katherine; Wise, Marshall; Kyle, Page; Edmonds, Jae (2016): Global economic consequences of deploying bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). In Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (9), p. 95004–95004. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095004.

"We use the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) integrated assessment model to explore the potential global and regional economic impacts of BECCS. As a negative-emissions technology, BECCS would entail a net subsidy in a policy environment in which carbon emissions are taxed."

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