10.04.2020

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Drax: The UK needs BECCS to reach net zero – here’s why

"Why experts think bioenergy with carbon capture and storage will be an essential part of the energy system"

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10.04.2020

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Natural Capital Committee. 2020: “Advice on Using Nature Based Interventions to Reach Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050.”

Natural Capital Committee. 2020: “Advice on Using Nature Based Interventions to Reach Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050.” London, April 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-natural-capital-approach-to-attaining-net-zero-nature-based-interventions.

"This paper sets out the NCC’s advice to government on taking a natural capital approach to attaining net zero. Nature based interventions for attaining the government’s net zero target should be viewed in the broader context of the 25 YEP goals. This should be delivered through a joined-up government response to climate change."

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19.03.2020

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BBC: Climate change: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'

"They say the government urgently needs to invest in three key technologies: carbon capture and storage with bioenergy crops; hydrogen for a wide variety of uses; and advanced nuclear power."

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16.03.2020

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Bdaily News: Environmental groups respond to carbon capture funding pledge in UK Budget

"In his first UK Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the country will invest £800m in a carbon capture and storage (CCS) infrastructure fund to establish CCS clusters in two sites by 2030."

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09.03.2020

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Committee on Climate Change (2020): Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK

Committee on Climate Change (2020): Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK. London.

"This report presents the CCC’s first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural and land use policies. The report assesses the way we use our land today and the changes required in how we farm and use land in order to deliver the UK Government’s Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2050."

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09.03.2020

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UK Parliament (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture & Storage

UK Parliament (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture & Storage. Number 618. London (POSTnote).

"This POSTnote summarises why BECCS has been included in the models, outlines the challenges and trade-offs of deploying at scale, and considers policy options for supporting its development."

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24.02.2020

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EE Online: Renewables revolution delivers decade of decarbonisation

"Over the period, carbon emissions in Britain's power sector fell by around two thirds to 54 million metric tonnes in 2019 from 161 million tonnes in 2010 as the country's generators shifted away from coal and natural gas to renewables such as sustainable biomass."

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09.02.2020

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Bloomberg: Britain Is Getting Ready to Scale Up Negative-Emissions Technology

"Government hasn’t yet said how it will spend money earmarked for carbon capture and storage."

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23.01.2020

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E4tech: Bioenergy and hydrogen & fuel cells identified as key areas for UK Government innovation support

"Investing in the deployment of early commercial gasification based plants, and building on the UK’s expertise in Miscanthus breeding and use, were identified as areas that the UK government should support. In hydrogen and fuel cells, bringing down the cost of both electrolysers and fuel cells through advanced manufacturing techniques and lower cost materials were identified as focus areas, to enable their widespread use in hydrogen production and transport."

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23.01.2020

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Climate Home News: UK to stop funding coal abroad but will help Africa with oil, gas

"The UK will formally end all direct support for coal mining and power plants abroad but still help African countries “extract and use” oil and gas, prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday."

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