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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15.04.2021

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Atlantic Council: Carbon capture in Germany: Long-overdue momentum is building

"It has been close to two years since German Chancellor Angela Merkel put carbon capture, removal, and storage back on the German policy agenda. However, for quite a while there was virtually no movement, even as Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Germany’s own industrial giants moved ahead with funding and projects. The lack of progress was jarring, as the support for carbon capture technologies from the scientific community grew rapidly. Fortunately, over the past few months momentum has slowly built."

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12.04.2021

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Statesman Journal: Carbon dioxide removal every bit as key

"Oregon has long been a leader in advancing climate policies. But we need to accelerate and expand that work – for our state and the nation. To fight climate change and grow our economy, we should increase federal investments and create stronger incentives for climate solutions like carbon dioxide removal and carbon storage."

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12.04.2021

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Dhaka Tribune: Chasing carbon unicorns

"According to a new report, net zero  targets many governments are pursuing, are distractions from the urgent need to drastically reduce carbon emissions."

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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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05.04.2021

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Black, R.; et al. (2021): Taking Stock: A global assessment of net zero targets

Black, R., Cullen, K., Fay, B., Hale, T., Lang, J., Mahmood, S., Smith, S.M. (2021): Taking Stock: A global assessment of net zero targets, Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit and Oxford Net Zero.

"In our latest report Taking Stock: A global assessment of net zero targets we present what is, we believe, the first quantitative analysis of net zero commitments across countries, sub-national governments and major companies. Teaming up with Oxford Net Zero, we surveyed more than 4,000 significant entities: all nations; all states and regions in the 25 highest-emitting countries; all cities with a population above 500,000; and all companies in the Forbes Global 2000 list."

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31.03.2021

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E&E News: Biden and CCS: Plans, politics, pitfalls

"The Biden administration is facing pressure on multiple fronts to expand U.S. efforts on carbon capture technology, laboring to fulfill requirements of a sweeping federal law while also moving to ensure that the technology serves the White House's clean energy ambitions."

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31.03.2021

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The Hill: Bipartisan lawmakers back carbon capture with new legislation

"A bipartisan group of lawmakers is throwing its support behind a still-developing type of technology that seeks to capture carbon that’s released during activities such as burning fossil fuels to prevent it from going into the atmosphere."

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31.03.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon

"Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts."

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29.03.2021

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Blog: Frank Biermann: Reflections on the NAS Report on Solar Geoengineering Research

"The NAS report’s vision for global governance is clear: it is the United States that should lead the way, at least for now."

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