27.09.2020

# Political Papers

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Friedmann, S. Julio; et al. (2020): Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond

Friedmann, S. Julio; Alex Zapantis, Brad Page, Chris Consoli, Zhiyuan Fan, Ian Havercroft, Harry Liu, Emeka Ochu, Nabeela Raji, Dominic Rassool, Hadia Sheerazi and Alex Townsend (2020): Net-Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions Today for 2030 and Beyond. Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global CCS Institute.

"In a report co-authored by Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and the Global CCS Institute titled ‘Net Zero and Geospheric Return: Actions today for 2030’, findings reveal that climate finance policies and the development of carbon dioxide removal technologies need to grow rapidly within the next 10 years in order to curb climate change and hit net-zero targets."

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18.09.2020

# Media

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The Washington Post: Stopping climate change could cost less than fighting covid-19

"Promising interventions exist, and it wouldn’t be all that expensive to deploy them."

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14.09.2020

# Media

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Energy Voice: Europe could see $35bn in CCS spending till 2035, with UK dominating

"It’s been a long and costly two decades of carbon capture and storage (CCS) studies and test centers. Now Europe has reached a stage where big-scale developments make financial sense and could trigger up to $35 billion in development spending until 2035 – by which time as much as 75 million tonnes of CO2 could be captured and stored per year on the continent, a Rystad Energy analysis shows."

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14.09.2020

# Media

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Video: IEAGHG: Value of Emerging and Enabling Technologies in Reducing Costs, Risks & Timescales for CCS

"8th September 2020 : This webinar will look at the recent IEAGHG study on the Value of Emerging and Enabling Technologies in Reducing Costs, Risks & Timescales for CCS (report number 2020-05, published July 2020 and contracted out to Element Energy)."

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07.09.2020

# New Publications

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Keen, Steve (2020): The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change

Keen, Steve (2020): The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change. In Globalizations, pp. 1–29. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1807856.

"Forecasts by economists of the economic damage from climate change have been notably sanguine, compared to warnings by scientists about damage to the biosphere."

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25.08.2020

# Media

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BBC: Climate change: Removing CO2 could spark big rise in food prices

"Technologies that can remove carbon dioxide from the air could have huge implications for future food prices, according to new research."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Schmelz, William J.; et al. (2020): Total cost of carbon capture and storage implemented at a regional scale: northeastern and midwestern United States

Schmelz, William J.; Hochman, Gal; Miller, Kenneth G. (2020): Total cost of carbon capture and storage implemented at a regional scale: northeastern and midwestern United States. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20190065. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2019.0065.

"We model the costs of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in subsurface geological formations for emissions from 138 northeastern and midwestern electricity-generating power plants."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Taillardat, Pierre; et al. (2020): Climate change mitigation potential of wetlands and the cost-effectiveness of their restoration

Taillardat, Pierre; Thompson, Benjamin S.; Garneau, Michelle; Trottier, Karelle; Friess, Daniel A. (2020): Climate change mitigation potential of wetlands and the cost-effectiveness of their restoration. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20190129. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2019.0129.

"Here, we conducted a meta-analysis on wetland carbon dynamics to (i) determine their impact on climate using different metrics and time horizons, (ii) investigate the cost-effectiveness of wetland restoration for climate change mitigation, and (iii) discuss their suitability for inclusion in climate policy as negative emission technologies."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Fajardy, Mathilde; Mac Dowell, Niall (2020): Recognizing the Value of Collaboration in Delivering Carbon Dioxide Removal

Fajardy, Mathilde; Mac Dowell, Niall (2020): Recognizing the Value of Collaboration in Delivering Carbon Dioxide Removal. In One Earth 3 (2), pp. 214–225. DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.014.

"This study explores the mechanisms behind cost-optimal BECCS deployment with evolving regional CO2 removal targets and energy sectors to provide insights into the ways in which different regional players will interact as a function of their bio-geophysical endowments and their ability to trade these assets. An important finding is that inter-regional cooperation—in choosing the right burden-sharing principle to establish regional targets—and collaboration—in trading negative emissions credits and biomass—are central to sustainably and affordably meeting these targets."

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17.08.2020

# Media

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PR Newswire: Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology Could Play Key Role in Deeply Decarbonizing Electricity Grids, According to Study by Brattle Economists

"A new study by consultants at The Brattle Group assesses the cost-effectiveness of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) for utilities in meeting decarbonization goals. The study shows that some opportunities currently exist to retrofit coal-fired power plants with CCS at low net costs. In the future, the economics of CCS are likely to become more favorable, as the value of emission-free dispatchable energy in deeply decarbonized systems, which CCS can provide, is likely to be very large. "

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