12.04.2021

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Energy Live News: Bioenergy and CCS could help the UK save more than £4.5bn over the coming decade

"Achieving the net zero target without BECCS would cost the UK an additional £15 billion, according to a new report."

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29.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Shafiee, Roxana T. (2021): Blue Carbon

Shafiee, Roxana T. (2021): Blue Carbon. SPICe Briefing / Pàipear-ullachaidh SPICe. The Scottish Parliament.

"This briefing outlines the current understanding of carbon captured and stored in Scotland's coastal and marine environment, known as blue carbon. This briefing outlines the known threats to blue carbon stores, and compares their carbon storage capacity to Scotland's wellknown terrestrial carbon stores: peatland and forestry. In addition, this briefing explores Scottish policy areas relevant to the protection of blue carbon stores on the basis of their contributions to biodiversity and climate change mitigation."

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29.03.2021

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Blog: SPICe Spotlight: Out of the blue: Is blue carbon the next frontier for climate change mitigation in Scotland?

"This blog explains the current understanding of carbon captured and stored in Scotland’s coastal and marine environment, known as ‘blue carbon’."

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23.03.2021

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UKRI: UKRI awards £171m in UK decarbonisation to nine projects

"The funding is being awarded through UKRI’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) decarbonisation of industrial clusters phase two: deployment competition. It is delivered by the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge."

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23.03.2021

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Spence, Elspeth; et al. (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy

Spence, Elspeth; Cox, Emily; Pidgeon, Nick (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy. In Climatic Change 165 (1-2). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03050-y.

"This study explores how public attitudes across three countries influence support towards terrestrial enhanced weathering, whereby silicate minerals are applied to agricultural land to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

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22.03.2021

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National Physical Laboratory (2021): Energy transition: Measurement needs for carbon capture, usage and storage

National Physical Laboratory (2021): Energy transition: Measurement needs for carbon capture, usage and storage.

"This latest report describes the potential for CCUS as an important technology during the UK’s energy transition and focuses on the role that metrology (the science of measurement) could play in supporting its deployment."

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18.03.2021

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Zero Carbon Humber: Funding Secured to Accelerate Development of UK's First Decarbonised Industrial Clusters on the East Coast of England

"The three successful bids total £229 million in private and public funding and will accelerate development of integrated onshore and offshore infrastructure for carbon emissions and low carbon hydrogen."

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08.02.2021

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Utility Week: Will Gardiner: The next nine months are critical

"Drax chief executive Will Gardiner shares his thoughts on the countdown to COP, calling it a unique opportunity to showcase the UK’s decarbonisation expertise. However, he warns that to present a coherent argument on how we will tackle emissions, the government needs to be clear on frameworks for supporting the rapid scale-up of a diverse range of technologies."

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04.02.2021

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The Association for Decentralised Energy: Veolia and Carbon Clean announce first carbon capture trials in UK Energy Recovery Facilities

"Veolia is set to become the first UK operator of Energy Recovery Facilities (ERF) to demonstrate the latest carbon capture technology with Carbon Clean, a global leader in low-cost carbon capture technology."

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25.01.2021

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The Guardian: Carbon capture is vital to meeting climate goals, scientists tell green critics

"Supporters insist that storage technology is not a costly mistake but the best way for UK to cut emissions from heavy industry."

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