24.05.2021

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Podcast: Nori: S2E63: Carbon removal in the Biden Administration—w/ Dr. Jan Mazurek, ClimateWorks Foundation

"On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Dr. Mazurek joins Ross to discuss what the Biden administration is doing to make ‘historic strides on climate’ and explain what carbon removal measures are left out of the Biden-Harris climate agenda."

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06.05.2021

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ProPublica: The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into the Atmosphere

"New research shows that California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving real carbon savings. But companies can buy these forest offsets to justify polluting more anyway."

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06.05.2021

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The Hill: Carbon removal must be a part of international climate conversations

'“Even if we get to net zero by 2050… we still have to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere,” said John Kerry.'

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06.05.2021

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Shawhan, Daniel; et al. (2021): The Value of Advanced Energy Funding. Projected Effects of Proposed US Funding for Advanced Energy Technologies

Shawhan, Daniel; Cleary, Kathryne; Funke, Christoph; Witkin, Steven (2021): The Value of Advanced Energy Funding. Projected Effects of Proposed US Funding for Advanced Energy Technologies. Issue Brief 21-03. Resources for the Future.

"Expert analysis and RFF modeling show that authorizing funding for key technologies under the Energy Act of 2020 would create significant societal benefits from 2040-2060. Combined with a clean energy standard, a majority of these benefits would come from lower consumer electric bills."

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19.04.2021

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The Hill: Climate manipulation? Not all 'solutions' should be advanced

"Solar geoengineering, a controversial proposed set of technologies that could potentially cool the planet by reflecting incoming sunlight back to space, used to be on the fringes of climate policy."

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19.04.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Why the Biden Administration Should Propose Carbon Tariffs

"Assessing tariffs based on the carbon content of goods is complicated, but will lead to stronger climate policy and better economic outcomes."

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15.04.2021

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Policy Exchange: The US Can’t Go It Alone on Solar Geoengineering

"Smaller democracies should take a role in shaping solar geoengineering research and governance, say David Keith and Peter Irvine. Without them the challenges that solar geoengineering poses will be harder to tackle and the risks of mistrust and misuse will be greater."

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15.04.2021

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Carbon180: President Biden calls on Congress to fund carbon removal in new budget

"With three core areas of focus, the President has an eye towards CDR."

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13.04.2021

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SilverLining: The U.S. National Academy Of Sciences Report Recommends A Federal Research Program On Climate Intervention Strategies That Reflect Sunlight To Cool Earth: What Does It Mean?

"SilverLining is a longtime advocate for research on near-term climate risks and interventions to protect people and natural systems while society transitions to a sustainable future. For the past several years, we have been a driving force behind efforts to launch a U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study to develop an agenda and governance for research on climate interventions that increase the reflection of sunlight from the atmosphere to cool climate, or "solar climate intervention" (SCI)."

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05.04.2021

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UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability: Carbon sequestration: a critical but less-understood piece of the climate puzzle

"After passing the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Congress turned its attention to other critical efforts, including comprehensive legislation to battle climate change."

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