22.08.2020

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Energy Voice: Up to 15% of UK North Sea platforms could be reused for CCS, analysts estimate

"The UK needs to store between 60 metric tonnes of CO2 (in a low scenario) and 180 MtCO2 (high scenario) per year by 2050 in order to meet the target under the Climate Change Act, according to the CCUS Cost Challenge Taskforce."

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08.08.2020

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Green Tech Media: UK’s Power Sector in Negative Emissions by 2033, Grid Operator Says

"National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios report lays out some of the real-world implications of the country's history-making commitment to net zero."

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03.08.2020

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Accountancy Daily: Consultation on possible new carbon emissions tax

"The government is consulting on the operation of the new carbon emissions tax that could be introduced after the end of the Brexit transition period, in the event no linked UK Emissions Trading System (UK ETS) is agreed with the EU."

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03.08.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Comments: Carbon Emissions Tax

Deadline: 29. September 2020

"We welcome comments on our questions about how, if introduced, the Carbon Emissions Tax would operate and on proposals for development of the tax."

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23.07.2020

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FlightGlobal: UK government consults on post-Brexit ETS replacement

"Aviation emissions could be included in a new carbon tax under consideration by the UK government to replace the EU Emissions Trading System, which the country is set to leave when its Brexit transition period ends on 31 December."

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10.07.2020

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CarbonBrief: Guest post: How public attitudes towards ‘CO2 removal’ differ in the UK and US

"With global greenhouse gas emissions still increasing – and Covid-19 lockdown restrictions merely causing a short-term dip – the challenge of holding global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is looking ever more formidable."

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09.07.2020

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The Guardian: UK's net zero pledge: what has been achieved one year on?

"As the first anniversary looms this Saturday of the signing of the net-zero pledge into law, there has been little concrete action, and no clear roadmap on how to meet the goal."

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09.07.2020

# New Publications

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Cox, Emily; et al. (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom

Cox, Emily; Spence, Elspeth; Pidgeon, Nick (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0823-z.

"Here we report a mixed-methods study on public perceptions of CDR in the United States and the United Kingdom, focusing on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, direct air capture and terrestrial enhanced rock weathering."

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01.07.2020

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Government of the UK: Press Release: PM: A New Deal for Britain

"Innovation:

  • Up to £100m of new funding for research and develop a brand new clean technology, Direct Air Capture (DAC), which captures CO2 emissions directly from the air around us. If successful, DAC technology could be deployed across the country to remove carbon from the air, helping sectors where it’s tough to decarbonise such as aviation.
  • To help bring forward this technology, the government is exploring options around carbon pricing and incentives, where the government may pay a price per tonne of CO2 captured."

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01.06.2020

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The Conversation: Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

"A ruling by the UK Supreme Court could have huge implications for British companies accused of environmental damage overseas. The April 2019 decision, in a case brought by a group of Zambian farmers against a London-based mining firm, establishes that UK parent companies can be held liable under UK law for the actions of their foreign subsidiaries."

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