August 2020

22.08.2020

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Mongabay: Retrofitting coal power plants with carbon capture may lead to increased water stress

"As much as 32 percent of the world’s coal-fired power plants globally are exposed to water scarcity for at least five months per year. 15 percent of those power plants are in India, a study has said."

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22.08.2020

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Energy Voice: Up to 15% of UK North Sea platforms could be reused for CCS, analysts estimate

"The UK needs to store between 60 metric tonnes of CO2 (in a low scenario) and 180 MtCO2 (high scenario) per year by 2050 in order to meet the target under the Climate Change Act, according to the CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce."

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22.08.2020

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World Coal: 3 more years of testing at Technology Centre Mongstad

"We see an increasing interest for testing at TCM, and we are very pleased that we can continue our important work with testing and research necessary for the deployment of large-scale carbon capture."

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22.08.2020

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Independent: We mapped the world’s carbon-storing frozen peatlands and made a disturbing discovery

"These new findings further reinforce how urgent it is to rapidly reduce our emissions, as the only way to stop permafrost thaw is to limit global warming. There are no geoengineering solutions that can be deployed in these vast and remote areas."

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18.08.2020

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Gupta, Aarti; et al. (2020): Anticipatory governance of solar geoengineering: conflicting visions of the future and their links to governance proposals.

Gupta, Aarti; Möller, Ina; Biermann, Frank; Jinnah, Sikina; Kashwan, Prakash; Mathur, Vikrom et al. (2020): Anticipatory governance of solar geoengineering: conflicting visions of the future and their links to governance proposals. In Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 45, pp. 10–19. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2020.06.004.

"This article identifies diverse rationales to call for anticipatory governance of solar geoengineering, in light of a climate crisis."

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18.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Heriot-Watt University: Research Associate (IMPEE - Research Centre for Carbon Solutions)

Deadline: 17. September 2020

"We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral research associate to work on our H2020 funded OceanNETs Project. This major EU project aims to explore the potential of ocean-based methods of removing CO2 from the atmosphere to prevent climate change (often referred to negative emission technologies, or greenhouse gas removal)."

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18.08.2020

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Feminism in India: Geoengineering & Its Gendered Effects: A Case For Feminist Scientific Leadership

"The idea of fixing damaged biophysical systems through a one-size-fits all engineered approach is dangerous as it may have unintended consequences in different parts of the world."

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18.08.2020

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The Berkshire Eagle: Map vs. action: Climate goals debated in state legislature

"Legislators are working to finalize a "road map" bill that would establish a planning process for the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050."

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17.08.2020

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Newsletter of Week 34 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 34 of 2020 is now available here.


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17.08.2020

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Podcast: Nori: The DAC-up plan for climate change—w/ Dr. Jen Wilcox of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

"Today, Dr. Wilcox joins Ross and Christophe to discuss the distinction between carbon capture in general and direct air capture specifically and explain why we need both strategies to succeed in reversing climate change."

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