July 2020

01.07.2020

# New Publications

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Donnison, Caspar; et al. (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters

Donnison, Caspar; Holland, Robert A.; Hastings, Astley; Armstrong, Lindsay‐Marie; Eigenbrod, Felix; Taylor, Gail (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters. In GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12695.

"Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) features heavily in the energy scenarios designed to meet the Paris Agreement targets, but the models used to generate these scenarios do not address environmental and social implications of BECCS at the regional scale. We integrate ecosystem service values into a land‐use optimization tool to determine the favourability of six potential UK locations for a 500 MW BECCS power plant operating on local biomass resources."

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01.07.2020

# Political Papers

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House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (2020): Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (2020): Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. Majority Staff Report. Washington, D.C.

"The report lays out the Climate Crisis Action Plan, full of detailed, ambitious and actionable climate solutions that Congress should enact to benefit American families in communities across the nation."

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01.07.2020

# Media

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Harvard SGRP Blog: Ten Years of GeoMIP (Ben Kravitz)

"On this tenth anniversary, I thought it would be interesting to look back at that original GeoMIP paper and see how my thinking has evolved over the past decade."

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01.07.2020

# Media

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Government of the UK: Press Release: PM: A New Deal for Britain

"Innovation:

  • Up to £100m of new funding for research and develop a brand new clean technology, Direct Air Capture (DAC), which captures CO2 emissions directly from the air around us. If successful, DAC technology could be deployed across the country to remove carbon from the air, helping sectors where it’s tough to decarbonise such as aviation.
  • To help bring forward this technology, the government is exploring options around carbon pricing and incentives, where the government may pay a price per tonne of CO2 captured."

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01.07.2020

# Media

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Recharge News: World's first carbon-removal marketplace offers businesses an easy route to net-zero emissions

"Puro.earth enables companies to reduce their own climate impact through the purchase of verified CO2 removal certificates."

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01.07.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Applications: Third Derivative 2020 Application Round 1

Deadline: 15. July 2020

"We're looking for startups who are working to drive the energy transition, including those at the earliest stages of commercialization."

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01.07.2020

# Media

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Medium: Creating Jobs and Meeting Climate Goals: The Evolving Case for Direct Air Capture

"From construction to plant operations, DAC offers employment opportunities — all while tackling a critical environmental issue."

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01.07.2020

# Media

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New York Times: Projects to Stash Carbon Dioxide Underground Get a Boost

"The government, after years of delays, is finally clarifying rules on tax breaks for companies that use carbon capture to fight climate change."

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