14.09.2020

# New Publications

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Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States

Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States. Doctoral Dissertation. Arizona State University. Available online at https://repository.asu.edu/items/57290.

"Although research also confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) are necessary to stay within 1.5-2°C of global warming, this dissertation proposes that the climate change problem has been ineffectively communicated to suggest that CO2 emissions reduction is the only solution to climate change."

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14.09.2020

# Media

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Energy.gov: Department of Energy Invests $72 Million in Carbon Capture Technologies

"Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies under two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs)."

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07.09.2020

# Projects

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Energy.gov: FOA 2187 and FOA 2188 Project Selections

"The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected 9 projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002187, Carbon Capture Research and Development (R&D): Engineering Scale Testing from Coal- and Natural Gas-Based Flue Gas and Initial Engineering Design for Industrial Sources."

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06.09.2020

# Media

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Biomass Magazine: CCC urges House to add carbon capture language to upcoming bill

"The Carbon Capture Coalition on Aug. 31 sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives encouraging lawmakers to look for opportunities to include Section 503 of the House Energy and Commerce’s CLEAN Future discussion draft in any upcoming legislative vehicles and bicameral negotiations scheduled for the remainder of this Congress."

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06.09.2020

# Media

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IEAGHG: Blog post: US DOE-NETL's 2020 Integrated Project Review Meeting (Virtual)

'[Steve Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy] talked of the impressive CCUS project portfolio being based on good collaboration between industry, universities and national labs. Looking forwards, he anticipated more R&D into direct air capture (DAC), and hydrogen from coal and natural gas, wanting to "jump-start the hydrogen economy with CCUS".'

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06.09.2020

# Media

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Medium: Everything you need to know about federal funding for carbon removal

"Until recently, carbon removal had received almost no federal support. Starting with fiscal year 2020 (FY20) federal appropriations and on the heels of the National Academies report, Congress recognized this need and began seriously ramping up funding for carbon removal solutions."

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18.08.2020

# Media

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The Berkshire Eagle: Map vs. action: Climate goals debated in state legislature

"Legislators are working to finalize a "road map" bill that would establish a planning process for the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050."

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06.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Testimony on the Development and Deployment of Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies

Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Testimony on the Development and Deployment of Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies. United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Sasha Mackler, Energy Project Director. Bipartisan Policy Center. July 28, 2020.

"In short, the scale of the challenge is so large, and the stakes are so high, that we simply must be able to draw on a large, diverse, and flexible toolset of policies and technologies to succeed."

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06.08.2020

# Media

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Oil Price: Why Is Carbon Capture Struggling In Texas?

"The answer is ridiculously simple: cheap oil."

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05.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Recommendations for DAC Research, Development, and Demonstration

Bipartisan Policy Center (2020): Recommendations for DAC Research, Development, and Demonstration.

"This paper argues that such strategies should include meaningful investment in research, development, demonstration, and commercial deployment activities to advance direct air capture (DAC) technology."

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