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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06.09.2019

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Daggash, H.; et al. (2019): Higher Carbon Prices on Emissions Alone Will Not Deliver the Paris Agreement

Daggash, Habiba Ahut; Mac Dowell, Niall (2019): Higher Carbon Prices on Emissions Alone Will Not Deliver the Paris Agreement. In: Joule. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2019.08.008.

"We investigate the effectiveness of carbon prices in achieving the deep decarbonization needed in the power system. We find that if only CO 2 emitters are penalized, increasing prices to the social cost of carbon is sufficient to achieve a decarbonized system in the medium-term but not maintain it in the long-term."

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05.09.2019

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Gasworld.com: C-Capture partners with SINTEF in Norway

"C-Capture has been working with Drax Group on a bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project at Drax Power Station."

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02.09.2019

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Stephenson, M. H.; et al. (2019): Geoscience and decarbonization: current status and future directions

Stephenson, Michael H.; Ringrose, Philip; Geiger, Sebastian; Bridden, Michael; Schofield, David (2019): Geoscience and decarbonization: current status and future directions. In Petroleum Geoscience 569, petgeo2019-084. DOI: 10.1144/petgeo2019-084.

"Here we review the role that geoscience and the subsurface could play in decarbonizing electricity production, industry, transport and heating to meet UK and international climate change targets, based on contributions to the 2019 Bryan Lovell meeting held at the Geological Society of London. "

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30.08.2019

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Hohlwegler, P. (2019): Moral Conflicts of several “Green” terrestrial Negative Emission Technologies regarding the Human Right to Adequate Food – A Review

Hohlwegler, Patrick (2019): Moral Conflicts of several “Green” terrestrial Negative Emission Technologies regarding the Human Right to Adequate Food – A Review. In: Adv. Geosci. 49, S. 37–45. DOI: 10.5194/adgeo-49-37-2019.

" In this paper, I investigated whether BECCS, AR and EW would cause moral conflicts regarding the human right to adequate food if implemented on a scale sufficient to limit global warming “to well below 2 C”. Reviewing recent publications concerning BECCS, AR and EW, I found that EW would not conflict with the human right to adequate food but would likely even promote agricultural food production due to a higher nutrient provision."

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30.08.2019

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Crowther, T. W.; et al. (2019): The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry

Crowther, T. W.; van den Hoogen, J.; Wan, J.; Mayes, M. A.; Keiser, A. D.; Mo, L. et al. (2019): The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry. In: Science (New York, N.Y.) 365 (6455). DOI: 10.1126/science.aav0550.

"Crowther et al. review the state of science relating soil organisms to biogeochemical processes, focusing particularly on the importance of microbial community variation on decomposition and turnover of soil organic matter."

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26.08.2019

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Phys.org: Geoengineering: 'Plan B' for the planet

"Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage."

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19.08.2019

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Rickels, W.; et al. (2019): (Mis)conceptions about modelling of negative emissions technologies

Rickels, W.; Merk, C.; Reith, F.; Keller, D.; Oschlies, A. (2019): (Mis)conceptions about modelling of negative emissions technologies. In: Environ. Res. Lett.

"Intentionally removing carbon from the atmosphere with negative emission technologies (NETs) will be important to achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century and to limit global warming to 2°C or even 1.5°C (IPCC, 2018). [...] Here, we show the results from an anonymous expert survey, including 32 Earth-System-Model (ESM) experts and 18 Integrated-Assessment-Model (IAM) experts, about the role of NETs in future climate policies and about how well the various technologies are represented in current models. We find that they strongly support the view that technology portfolios are requires to achieve negative emissions, however, the responses show that the number and range of NETs that can be assessed in IAMs is small and that IAMs and ESMs are rather applied to analyze technologies separately than in combination."

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12.08.2019

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Science: Bioenergy not a climate cure-all, panel warns

"In the effort to keep the planet from reaching dangerous temperatures, a hybrid approach called BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) has a seductive appeal. Crops suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, power plants burn the biomass to generate electricity, and the emissions are captured in a smokestack and pumped underground for long-term storage."

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09.08.2019

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Science: Bioenergy plantations could fight climate change—but threaten food crops, U.N. panel warns

"In the effort to keep the planet from reaching dangerous temperatures, a hybrid approach called BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) has a seductive appeal. Crops suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, power plants burn the biomass to generate electricity, and the emissions are captured in a smokestack and pumped underground for long-term storage."

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