11.02.2019

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Chatham House: Cool idea or hi-tech madness?

"As the threat from climate change looms ever larger, growing attention is being paid to proposals that sound as if they come straight from a sci-fi novel. One idea is to spray the stratosphere with particulates to reflect sunlight, thus reducing the temperature of planet Earth."

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Climate Institute: Negative Emission Technologies: Silver Bullet or Ethically Ambiguous?

"This paper explores the potential of negative emission technologies (NETs) and highlights the difficulties associated with them. It argues that although these technologies are indeed impressive in theory, the reality shows that they are nowhere near ready to remove carbon at the scale required. This therefore leads to a level of moral ambiguity that could be detrimental to effective climate action. While continued research and development is imperative to global progress – and indeed, technology will be required in the future – the way the utility of NETs is presented threatens to produce an ethical dilemma."

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11.02.2019

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Clean Energy Wire: Carbon capture technologies not yet mature for large-scale use, German gov says

"Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are not yet technically mature enough to contribute to climate action, the German government has said in an answer to a parliamentary inquiry by the pro-business party FDP."

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11.02.2019

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Gasworld: C-Capture raises £3.5m in funding round

"A CO2 removal specialist has captured the attention of three big companies to secure major investment for its technology."

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11.02.2019

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Union of Concerned Scientists: UCS Position on Solar Geoengineering

"Deep cuts in emissions of heat-trapping gases and investments in adaptation to now unavoidable impacts must remain humanity’s first-line responses to climate change. Emission reductions and adaptation must be carried out at a greatly accelerated pace, and in a manner consistent with sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty."

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11.02.2019

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Start Magazine: Come si dibatte tra Stati Uniti e Onu sulla minaccia del Climate Change alla Sicurezza Nazionale. La Geoingegneria (terza parte) (Italian)

Italien article on CE

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11.02.2019

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The Hill: Geoengineering is one way to fight climate change and cool the planet

"In 2006, James Hansen, noted climate activist and at the time director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, made a dire prediction. 'We have at most 10 years, not 10 years to decide upon action, but 10 years to alter fundamentally the trajectory of global greenhouse emissions,' he wrote. If we fail to do so, he added, 'Climate disasters will become unavoidable.'"

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11.02.2019

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New Civil Engineering: World's first for carbon capture at Drax power plant

"The massive 4,000MW Drax power plant in North Yorkshire has started using bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology to capture up to 1t of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) every day."

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11.02.2019

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Solarify: For the first time negative emissions from biomass (German)

German article on CE

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04.02.2019

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Phys.org: Carbon capture and conversion must not rely on rare metals

"Last year, humans emitted approximately 37 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – a disastrous and unsustainable figure. To avoid the worst effects of climate change we could capture some of that carbon as it is released by power plants and store it permanently below ground. Better still, some of that waste carbon dioxide could be converted into useful chemicals or fuel."

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