17.09.2019

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Newsletter of Week 38 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 38 in 2019 is now available here.


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17.09.2019

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Job at Carnegie: Postdoctoral Opportunity: Geophysical modeling of ocean engineering proposals

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"We are looking to hire a postdoctoral research scientist who would undertake geophysical modeling to address some of the issues raised by these proposals. We have done some initial highly-idealized modeling at unrealistic scale (e.g., Kwiatkowski, Ricke and Caldeira, 2015), and would like to understand whether those results apply to deployments at more plausible scale.  The model used could be anything from a high-resolution local model to a coarse-resolution global model, depending on the problem being addressed."

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17.09.2019

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Jobs at Climeworks: Several job offers

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Several job offers at Clime Works. "Climeworks has developed the world’s first commercial direct air capture technology that removes CO2 from air. Our plants capture atmospheric CO2 to supply to customers, or to safely and permanently store underground. With the world’s largest team of over 50 experts in atmospheric CO2 capture, Climeworks has positioned itself as a global pioneer and trendsetter in this new industry. Our focus lies on three markets: food, beverage & agriculture; renewable, CO2-neutral fuels & materials; and the permanent reduction of CO2 from the atmosphere."

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17.09.2019

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Job at Princeton: Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate

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"One or more postdoctoral, or more senior research associate positions, are available at Princeton University in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Associates will join a new research group run by assistant professor Jesse Jenkins, jointly appointed with the Andlinger Center and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and focus on the techno-economic assessment of novel low-carbon energy technologies and their role in a decarbonized electricity sector. Examples include natural gas-fired power plants with flexible carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), enhanced geothermal energy systems, and/or long-duration, low-cost energy storage technologies."

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17.09.2019

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Mayer, Benoit (2019): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. Existing and Emerging Legal Principles

Mayer, Benoit (2019): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. Existing and Emerging Legal Principles. In Carbon & Climate Law Review 13 (2), pp. 113–121. DOI: 10.21552/cclr/2019/2/6.

"The Paris Agreement was largely understood as an implicit recognition of the need for a large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies, in particular bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), as part of an enhanced action on climate change mitigation. Yet, a large-scale deployment of BECCS, if feasible at all, would raise serious concerns relating to the social and environmental impacts of bioenergy, the safety of the transportation and the durability of the storage, as well as more general matters of cost-sharing, burden-sharing and responsibilities on the international plane. Although no international law instrument addresses these concerns specifically, some principles of general international law are relevant. Accordingly, this article identifies existing and emerging principles of general international law of relevance to BECCS and discusses the need for and opportunity of further developments."

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17.09.2019

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Channel 4 News: The machines that could stop climate change

"We've just lived through the four warmest years on record, say scientists. And in Switzerland, temperature rises are twice the global mean."

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17.09.2019

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Energy.gov: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $110M for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced approximately $110 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Approximately $75M is for awards selected under two FOAs announced earlier this fiscal year; $35M is for a new FOA."

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17.09.2019

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Project: Green Sand

"Take carbon out of the atmosphere in a cost effective, sustainable way with greenSand CO2 Certificates."

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17.09.2019

# Projects

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Project: Shopify: We need to talk about carbon

"The Shopify Sustainability Fund will house all of our environmental investments, including carbon sequestration. Our intention is to increase our financial commitment annually based on our revenue growth."

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17.09.2019

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Financial Post: Occidental CEO calls for new U.S. laws to boost carbon capture

"Occidental Petroleum Corp plans to shift toward a carbon-neutral production model, it chief executive said on Thursday, but new U.S. laws are needed to support technologies designed to fight global warming. Occidental, which recently purchased oil producer Anadarko Petroleum in $38 billion deal, is advancing its use of technologies to capture carbon, and prevent the element from escaping into the atmosphere."

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