01.12.2020

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Boettcher, Miranda (2020): Coming to GRIPs With NETs Discourse: Implications of Discursive Structures for Emerging Governance of Negative Emissions Technologies in the UK

Boettcher, Miranda (2020): Coming to GRIPs With NETs Discourse: Implications of Discursive Structures for Emerging Governance of Negative Emissions Technologies in the UK. In Front. Clim. 2, p. 20. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.595685.

"This paper presents a sociology-of-knowledge (SKAD) discourse analysis of a series of interviews with UK representatives from the industry/policy interface about what they consider to be appropriate governance instruments for NETs."

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01.12.2020

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Myers, Corey; Nakagaki, Takao (2020): Direct mineralization of atmospheric CO 2 using natural rocks in Japan

Myers, Corey; Nakagaki, Takao (2020): Direct mineralization of atmospheric CO 2 using natural rocks in Japan. In Environ. Res. Lett. 15 (12), p. 124018. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abc217.

"Based on an empirically-verified theoretical framework, a tiered greenhouse containing finely ground rocks was designed with low-speed induced airflow to realize CO2 mineralization reactions over 1 year. Negative CO2 emissions were calculated accounting for CO2 emissions from energy generation, materials production, and removal of vegetation and soil."

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30.11.2020

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Sarnoff, Joshua D. (2020): Negative-Emission Technologies and Patent Rights after COVID-19

Sarnoff, Joshua D. (2020): Negative-Emission Technologies and Patent Rights after COVID-19. In Clim. Law 10 (3-4), pp. 225–265. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-10030001.

"Focusing on both US law and international developments, this article proposes various ex-ante measures that can be adopted by national governments and private funders to minimize the likely forthcoming worldwide conflicts that will arise over balancing innovation incentives for, and affordable access to, patented nets."

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30.11.2020

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Greenstone, Michael; Nath, Ishan (2020): Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver Cost-Effective Carbon Abatement?

Greenstone, Michael; Nath, Ishan (2020): Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver Cost-Effective Carbon Abatement? BFI Working Paper. Becker Friedman Institute.

"Using the most comprehensive data set ever compiled and a difference-in-differences style research design, we find that electricity prices are 11% higher seven years after RPS passage, largely due to indirect grid integration costs (e.g., transmission and intermittency). On the benefit side, carbon emissions are 10-25% lower."

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27.11.2020

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Lefebvre, David; et al. (2020): Modelling the potential for soil carbon sequestration using biochar from sugarcane residues in Brazil

Lefebvre, David; Williams, Adrian; Meersmans, Jeroen; Kirk, Guy J. D.; Sohi, Saran; Goglio, Pietro; Smith, Pete (2020): Modelling the potential for soil carbon sequestration using biochar from sugarcane residues in Brazil. In Sci Rep 10 (1), p. 19479. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-76470-y.

"Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivation leaves behind around 20 t ha−1 of biomass residue after harvest and processing. We investigated the potential for sequestering carbon (C) in soil with these residues by partially converting them into biochar (recalcitrant carbon-rich material)."

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26.11.2020

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Guo, Rui; et al. (2020): Global CO2 uptake of cement in 1930–2019

Guo, Rui; Wang, Jiaoyue; Bing, Longfei; Tong, Dan; Ciais, Philippe; Davis, Steven J. et al. (2020): Global CO2 uptake of cement in 1930–2019. In Earth System Science Data. DOI: 10.5194/essd-2020-275.

"We adopted a comprehensive analytical model to estimate the amount of CO2 that had been absorbed from 1930 to 2019 in four types of cement materials including concrete, mortar, construction waste and cement kiln dust (CKD). Besides, the process CO2 emission during the same period based on the same datasets was also estimated."

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25.11.2020

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Sekera, June; Lichtenberger, Andreas (2020): Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science, and Societal Need

Sekera, June; Lichtenberger, Andreas (2020): Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science, and Societal Need. In Biophys Econ Sust 5 (3), pp. 1–28. DOI: 10.1007/s41247-020-00080-5.

"Given the strong, if often unremarked, momentum of demands for public subsidy of these commercial methods, on what cogent bases can elected leaders make decisions that, first and foremost, meet societal needs? To address this question, we reviewed the scientific and technical literature on CDR, focusing on two methods that have gained most legislative traction: point-source capture and direct air capture–which together we term “industrial carbon removal” (ICR), in contrast to biological methods."

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25.11.2020

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Honegger, Matthias; et al. (2020): Potential implications of carbon dioxide removal for the sustainable development goals

Honegger, Matthias; Michaelowa, Axel; Roy, Joyashree (2020): Potential implications of carbon dioxide removal for the sustainable development goals. In Climate Policy, pp. 1–21. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1843388.

"This review synthesizes the best available understandings of potential implications of CDR options aiming to complement emissions reductions. It seeks to identify effects on and interctions between specific social, environmental, and policy environments, in which various CDR options could be pursued. "

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23.11.2020

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Bellamy, Rob; et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden

Bellamy, Rob; Fridahl, Mathias; Lezaun, Javier; Palmer, James; Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden. In Environmental Science & Policy 116, pp. 47–55. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.022.

"In this paper, we contend that BECCS must be incentivised responsibly, through policy-making processes which account for diverse and geographically varying societal values and interests. More specifically, we make the case for responsible incentivisation by undertaking a comparative analysis of stakeholder attitudes to four idealised policy scenarios for BECCS, including representatives of government, business, nongovernmental and academic communities, in the UK and Sweden."

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23.11.2020

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Thoni, Terese; et al. (2020): Deployment of Negative Emissions Technologies at the National Level: A Need for Holistic Feasibility Assessments

Thoni, Terese; Beck, Silke; Borchers, Malgorzata; Förster, Johannes; Görl, Knut; Hahn, Alena et al. (2020): Deployment of Negative Emissions Technologies at the National Level: A Need for Holistic Feasibility Assessments. In Front. Clim. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.590305.

"We examine 17 Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategies (LT-LEDS), and discuss them in the context of available NETs feasibility assessments. Our mapping shows that most countries include NETs in their long-term strategies, and that enhancement of natural sinks is the most dominating type of NET in these strategies."

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