02.04.2020

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Washington Examiner: Industry and Democrats seek to add renewable energy tax credits to fast-moving pandemic stimulus bill

"Wind, solar, storage, and other renewable energy developers are seeking emergency relief from Congress as they worry supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic will delay shovels in the ground for new projects, preventing them from taking advantage of soon-expiring tax credits."

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19.03.2020

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BBC: Climate change: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'

"They say the government urgently needs to invest in three key technologies: carbon capture and storage with bioenergy crops; hydrogen for a wide variety of uses; and advanced nuclear power."

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16.03.2020

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Der Freitag: Technology First? (German)

German article about the role of CE in climate politics.

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24.02.2020

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E&E News: Will rogue nations alter the atmosphere? Experts are looking

"A global debate over manipulating the atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from Earth is poised to accelerate when researchers release a report warning world leaders to become more familiar with the risks and benefits of climate geoengineering."

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20.02.2020

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Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security: The World Climate and Security Report 2020

“The World Climate and Security Report 2020.” Product of the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security. Authors: Steve Brock (CCS), Bastien Alex (IRIS), Oliver-Leighton Barrett (CCS), Francesco Femia (CCS), Shiloh Fetzek (CCS), Sherri Goodman (CCS), Deborah Loomis (CCS), Tom Middendorp (Clingendael), Michel Rademaker (HCSS), Louise van Schaik (Clingendael), Julia Tasse (IRIS), Caitlin Werrell (CCS). Edited by Francesco Femia & Caitlin Werrell. Published by the Center for Climate and Security, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks. Feb 2020.

"Climate mitigation, adaptation  and resilience efforts are increasingly urgent to avert the significant security consequences of climate change, yet some proposed solutions such as geoengineering could present  negative second-order effects to global security, if not implemented carefully."

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20.02.2020

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Bloomberg: A Guide to Spending Bezos’s New Climate War Chest

"Jeff Bezos just announced he will commit $10 billion to fight climate change. That’s both a lot, and not much at all."

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13.02.2020

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The Guardian: EU accused of climate crisis hypocrisy after backing 32 gas projects

"MEPs support €29bn schemes, ‘locking Europe into burning fossil fuels for generations’"

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13.02.2020

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Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19

Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19. UK House of Commons. London.

" Since 2000, the UK has achieved greater decarbonisation than any other country in the G20. It has outperformed its first (2008–2012) and second (2013– 2017) carbon budgets by around 1% and 14% respectively, and is on track to outperform its third carbon budget (2018–2022). However, the Committee on Climate Change has warned that the UK is not on track to meet its fourth (2023–2027) and fifth (2028–2032) carbon budgets."

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10.02.2020

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Bloomberg Green: Climate Models Are Running Red Hot, and Scientists Don’t Know Why

"The simulators used to forecast warming have suddenly started giving us less time."

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09.02.2020

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Green Alliance Blog: Wishful thinking about carbon removal is slowing down climate action

"What if the mere possibility of future greenhouse gas removal technologies (GGRs) could be influencing the perception of climate risk and policy decisions being made today?"

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