April 2020

10.04.2020

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Bayer, Patrick, and Michaël Aklin. 2020: “The European Union Emissions Trading System Reduced CO2 Emissions despite Low Prices.”

Bayer, Patrick, and Michaël Aklin. 2020: “The European Union Emissions Trading System Reduced CO2 Emissions despite Low Prices.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1918128117.

"We argue that despite low prices, carbon markets can help reduce emissions. Using a statistical model and sectoral emissions data, we find that the EU ETS, which initially regulated roughly 50% of EU carbon emissions from mainly energy production and large industrial polluters, saved more than 1 billion tons of CO2 between 2008 and 2016."

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10.04.2020

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Gasworld: CCS market to cross $6bn by 2026

"Global Market Insights has said that stringent government regulations towards curtailing greenhouse gas emissions, along with rising demand for CCS technologies to minimise carbon footprints, will propel the industry."

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10.04.2020

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Drax: The UK needs BECCS to reach net zero – here’s why

"Why experts think bioenergy with carbon capture and storage will be an essential part of the energy system"

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10.04.2020

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PR Newswire: Starwood Energy, OGCI Climate Investments and Elysian Ventures launch new Carbon Capture Project

"Large-scale commercial project will be one of the world's first to capture CO2 from a natural gas power plant; qualify for carbon capture incentives"

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10.04.2020

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Blog post: Conflict and Environment Observatory: From ENMOD to geoengineering: the environment as a weapon of war

"Without governance mechanisms, some geoengineering technologies could pose a threat to international peace and security."

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10.04.2020

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Fossum, Kirsten N.; et al. 2020: “Sea-Spray Regulates Sulfate Cloud Droplet Activation over Oceans.”

Fossum, Kirsten N., Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Darius Ceburnis, Jana Preißler, Jefferson R. Snider, Ru-Jin Huang, Andreas Zuend, and Colin O’Dowd. 2020: “Sea-Spray Regulates Sulfate Cloud Droplet Activation over Oceans.” npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 3 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-020-0116-2.

"We present new experimental results from the remote Southern Ocean illustrating that, for a given updraft, the peak supersaturation reached in cloud, and consequently the number of droplets activated on sulfate nuclei, is strongly but inversely proportional to the concentration of sea-salt activated despite a 10-fold lower abundance."

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10.04.2020

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Diamond, Michael S.; et al. 2020: Substantial Cloud Brightening From Shipping in Subtropical Low Clouds.”

Diamond, Michael S., Hannah M. Director, Ryan Eastman, Anna Possner, and Robert Wood. 2020: “Substantial Cloud Brightening From Shipping in Subtropical Low Clouds.” AGU Advances 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019av000111.

"We attribute a significant increase in cloud reflectivity to enhanced cloud droplet number concentrations within a major shipping corridor in the southeast Atlantic."

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10.04.2020

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Sha, Zongyao; et al. 2020: “Can More Carbon Be Captured by Grasslands? A Case Study of Inner Mongolia, China.”

Sha, Zongyao, Yongfei Bai, Hai Lan, Xuefeng Liu, Ruren Li, and Yichun Xie. 2020: “Can More Carbon Be Captured by Grasslands? A Case Study of Inner Mongolia, China.” Science of The Total Environment 723 (June): 138085. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138085.

"Previous studies have indicated that nearly half of the grassland vegetation cover has experienced degradation on a global scale; if this degradation is reversed, grasslands can act as potential carbon sinks."

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10.04.2020

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Hammad, Hafiz Mohkum; et al. 2020: “Carbon Sequestration Potential and Soil Characteristics of Various Land Use Systems in Arid Region.”

Hammad, Hafiz Mohkum, Hafiz Muhammad Fasihuddin Nauman, Farhat Abbas, Ashfaq Ahmad, Hafiz Faiq Bakhat, Shafqat Saeed, Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Amjad Ahmad, and Artemi Cerdà. 2020: “Carbon Sequestration Potential and Soil Characteristics of Various Land Use Systems in Arid Region.” Journal of Environmental Management, April, 110254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110254.

‌"The present study aimed at comparing C sequestration potential of various land use systems including forestlands, croplands, agroforests, and orchards in the arid region of Pakistan."

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10.04.2020

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Bos, M.J.; et al. 2020: Bos, M.J., S.R.A. Kersten, and D.W.F. Brilman. 2020: “Wind Power to Methanol: Renewable Methanol Production Using Electricity, Electrolysis of Water and CO2 Air Capture.”

Bos, M.J., S.R.A. Kersten, and D.W.F. Brilman. 2020: “Wind Power to Methanol: Renewable Methanol Production Using Electricity, Electrolysis of Water and CO2 Air Capture.” Applied Energy 264 (April): 114672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114672.

‌"The stoichiometric amount of CO2 – required for the methanol synthesis – is produced using direct air capture. Integration of utilities for CO2 air capture, hydrogen production from co-harvested water and methanol synthesis is incorporated and capital costs for all process steps are estimated."

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