20.09.2021

# New Publications

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Heyen, Daniel; Lehtomaa, Jere (2021): Solar Geoengineering Governance: A Dynamic Framework of Farsighted Coalition Formation

Heyen, Daniel; Lehtomaa, Jere (2021): Solar Geoengineering Governance: A Dynamic Framework of Farsighted Coalition Formation. In Oxford Open Climate Change. DOI: 10.1093/oxfclm/kgab010.

"Climate interventions with solar geoengineering could reduce climate damages if deployed in a globally coordinated regime. In the absence of such a regime, however, strategic incentives of single actors might result in detrimental outcomes. A well-known concern is that a "free-driver" (Weitzman 2015), the country with the strongest preference for cooling, might unilaterally set the global thermostat to its preferred level, thus imposing damages on others. Governance structures, i.e. more or less formal institutional arrangements between countries, could steer the decentralized geoengineering deployment towards the preferable global outcome. In this paper, we show that the coalition formation literature (an excellent summary is Ray & Vohra 2015) can make a valuable contribution to assessing the relative merit of different governance schemes."

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20.09.2021

# Media

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Video: CNBC: Why Bill Gates Is Funding Solar Geoengineering Research

"Fires burning across the Amazon rainforest have renewed the debate about solutions to climate change. Bill Gates is backing the first high-altitude experiment of one radical approach called solar geoengineering. It's meant to mimic the effects of a giant volcanic eruption. Thousands of planes would fly at high altitudes, spraying millions of tons of particles around the planet to create a massive chemical cloud that would cool the surface. [...] The technology is not far from being ready and it's affordable, but it could cause massive changes in regional weather patterns and eradicate blue sky. [...]Watch the video to learn how it would work and hear the debate around the ethics and efficacy of solar geoengineering."

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17.09.2021

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference

Deadline: 09. January 2022

"You're invited to submit abstracts for consideration, for both oral and poster presentations, related to the technical themes of the conference. It is important that sufficient information is included in your abstract to allow it to be assessed fairly, as the abstract must represent the actual paper that will be presented at the conference. In the selection of papers for the conference, emphasis will be placed on the presentation of results and new developments."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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Global Cement: Aalborg Portland Cement to launch carbon capture and storage project at Rørdal cement plant in 2022

"Denmark: Aalborg Portland Cement will begin construction of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system at its Rørdal, North Jutland, cement plant. It will collaborate with Project Greensand CCS consortium partners to store the captured CO2 in drained oilfields below the North Sea. The company estimates that the Danish part of the North Sea has 16Gt of CO2 storage capacity, out of 300Gt under all EU waters. The endeavour aims to help Denmark to realise its targeted 70% reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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Gasworld: ‘World’s first’ onboard CO2 capture and storage unit for operational vessel

"Green shipping equipment company Value Maritime will install an onboard carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage unit on Visser Shipping’s operational vessel Nordica in October this year, becoming the first company install a carbon capture and storage device on an operational vessel."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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Gasworld: Air Liquide and TotalEnergies join forces to develop Normandy CCS project

"In a joint effort to help decarbonise industry and reach net zero emissions by 2050, energy giants Air Liquide and TotalEnergies are to collaborate on a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) solution at the Normandy area, France."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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Gasworld: Aker’s partnership could see first ‘sold as service’ carbon capture and storage

"A joint venture between sustainable carbon company Carbonor and carbon capture solutions provider Aker Carbon Capture (ACC) could see the first time that carbon capture and storage is sold as a service, where a fee is paid based upon the amount of carbon captured."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Taylor adds carbon capture and storage to clean energy agency’s plans

"Australia’s clean energy investment arm is including for the first time a commitment to fund carbon capture and storage projects, following the federal government’s controversial change to the agency’s remit in August.Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor passed new regulations through Parliament to expand ARENA’s investment mandate to include carbon capture and storage and more uses of gas power."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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The Guardian: World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland

"The world’s largest plant designed to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and turn it into rock has started running in Iceland, the companies behind the project – Switzerland’s Climeworks and Iceland’s Carbfix – said on Wednesday."

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17.09.2021

# Media

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Gasworld: Aramis CCS project aims for large-scale carbon reduction

"A partnership between Dutch energy companies that will aim to make major headway in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for 2030 has been formed. A collaboration between TotalEnergies, Shell Netherlands, Energie Beher Nederland (EBN) and Gasunie will aim to initiate the Aramis project to reduce industrial CO2 in the Netherlands by developing CO2 transport facilities to allow for offshore storage of the gas."

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