23.03.2021

# New Publications

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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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Blog: Gernot Wagner: How to Judge Biden’s Climate Record

"To assess the effectiveness of climate policies, don’t look at today’s CO₂ emissions, instead focus on the trajectory."

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18.03.2021

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Energy.gov: U.S. Department Of Energy Awards $2 Million To Develop Clean Hydrogen Technologies

"The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $2 million to four research and development (R&D) projects advancing clean-hydrogen production technologies, which may prove pivotal to reducing carbon emissions and meeting the Biden Administration’s climate change goals."

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18.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Webb, Romany M. (2021): The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Volume 2 – Legal Issues Associated with Materials Sourcing

Webb, Romany M. (2021): The Law of Enhanced Weathering for Carbon Dioxide Removal. Volume 2 – Legal Issues Associated with Materials Sourcing. Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School. New York, NY.

"This paper examines key U.S. federal and state laws governing the mining and processing of silicate-rich minerals and rocks and the sourcing of silicate-based wastes for use in enhanced weathering."

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15.03.2021

# New Publications

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Corbett, Charles R. (2021): “Extraordinary” and “Highly Controversial”: Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA

Corbett, Charles R. (2021): “Extraordinary” and “Highly Controversial”: Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA. In Nw. U. L. Rev. Online 115 (240). Available online at https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1307&context=nulr_online&fbclid=IwAR0kQGReczRbpsuRrn1WgZnh5QI2QwEsULw5irDYt1fBz-cCKoN6vtMY-as.

"Congress recently instructed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to investigate stratospheric aerosols, materials that could be injected in the atmosphere as a means of solar climate intervention. This action has been widely interpreted as the first-ever federal research project into solar geoengineering—proposals to slightly “dim the sun” to limit the harms of climate change. This Essay argues that NOAA should use its discretion to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as an initial step in governing this research program."

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15.03.2021

# Media

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Capitol Weekly: CA tech crucial in reaching national greenhouse gas goals

"President Biden campaigned on a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But this goal will not be achievable without deploying technologies and practices that can pull greenhouse gases from the atmosphere – or from smokestacks of industrial facilities that have few viable alternatives – and securely store it underground or use it in long-lived products like concrete."

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15.03.2021

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Telegram & Gazette: To stabilize our climate, Congress must incentivize innovation like direct air capture

"Americans eager to see action on climate change are looking at 2021 with newfound optimism. Lawmakers in Washington, who pledged to take action, have a window of opportunity to enact the vital policies and programs that can make the United States an innovation leader in stabilizing our climate."

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08.03.2021

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Energy.gov: DOE Invests $24 Million to Advance Transformational Air Pollution Capture

"The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $24 million for research into technology that captures carbon emissions directly from the air, replicating the way plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2)."

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08.03.2021

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Los Angeles Times: A strike against global warming or a Big Ag giveaway?

"The uneven evidence supporting the climate promises of carbon bank proponents, who include Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and top environmental advisors in the Biden administration, is raising red flags among some climate economists and other sustainability experts. They worry that what the administration is pitching as a bold step to confront warming could turn into a giveaway to Big Ag."

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08.03.2021

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Bipartisan Policy Center: BPC Forms Net Zero Business Alliance Around Key 2050 Climate Goal

"The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced the formation of the Net Zero Business Alliance (NZBA), a group of leading companies from key sectors devoted to working with U.S. industry and policymakers to pursue net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050."

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