09.10.2015

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New York Times: Companies Struggle to Make Carbon Capture Viable

"Deep in Canada’s oil country, a group of energy companies is trying to perform something close to a miracle: making dirty fossil fuels green. The project — buoyed by grants from the Canadian government reaching almost $1 billion — involves capturing carbon dioxide from an oil plant near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, and then pumping the emissions deep underground, out of harm’s way."

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09.10.2015

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Bay Today: Calgary company unveils groundbreaking carbon capture project in Squamish, B.C.

"The mountain air in Squamish, B.C., could soon be even fresher with the launch of a groundbreaking carbon capture operation."

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09.10.2015

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The Center for Carbon Removal: Ag. Tech's Role in Carbon Farming

"Over the past few years, venture capital investment in agriculture and food businesses (collectively referred to as "Agtech") has soared (see chart below), startup incubators dedicated to Agtech launched, and even the USDA has gotten into the Agtech game by creating a fund to support Agtech innovation. All of this innovation has provided farmers with new tools to help them forecast weather more effectively, plant crops more precisely, and apply fertilizer / use water more efficiently (among many other benefits); and has provided consumers with new choices for eating more sustainable food."

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20.07.2015

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Tech Times: Scientists Looking To Carbon Capture Technology To Remedy Climate Change

"Three companies are, however, looking at carbon capture technology to mitigate the worsening effects of climate change through geoengineering. The plan is basically to collect the carbon gas emissions and store them."

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12.05.2015

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Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest?

Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest? In Etikk i praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1), pp. 55–72.

Also related to CE patents. "The presence of experts holding patents and simultaneously providing policy advice on areas where they hold patents pose several normative questions. Through a comparative study of several IPCC reports, this article documents the scope of this phenomenon and discusses it with respect to a theory of conflict of interest."

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13.04.2015

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Everything and the Carbon Sink Blog: “Legacy” Emissions and Beyond-Neutrality Corporate Emission Reduction Targets

"Corporations need not only to stop emitting greenhouse gases (“GHGs”) to prevent climate change, but they also need remove and sequester “legacy” emissions from the atmosphere. - Corporate GHG emission reduction targets set at levels above 100% create new challenges for corporations around measuring their past emissions, setting appropriate targets, and deploying strategies to remove carbon from the atmosphere."

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07.04.2015

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socialistworld.net: Looking for a cheap fix

"The danger of this approach is that the capitalist governments that are already extremely reluctant to spend any significant money on reducing warming will jump at climate engineering as a cheap alternative. Going down this road could, potentially, be almost as dangerous as global warming itself. Removing the fundamental cause of the problem means removing the profit-driven capitalist market system. The longer this task is delayed, the worse will be the prospects for the environment."

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05.03.2015

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Rutgers Video: Climate intervention explained as a business opportunity

"In a collaboration with Rutgers Business School, Distinguished Professor Paul Falkowski talks about two interventions as business opportunities for reducing the effects of carbon dioxide build-up in the atmosphere."

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17.02.2015

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the guardian: Geoengineering is no place for corporate profit making

Response by Clive Hamilton to Ken Caldeiras particle. "There is no shortage of ideas from business to save the environment – the problem is when they want to make a fast buck"

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11.12.2014

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WGC Blog: No silver bullet: why geoengineering alone won’t save the planet

Guest Post – David Morrow, Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy at George Mason University. "Geoengineering may someday have a role to play in climate policy, but it will never be more than a supporting role. The stars of the show will have to be emissions reductions and adaptation. Here’s why."

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