29.07.2021

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Vox EU: A policy framework for achieving negative emissions

"This column argues that an alternate type of policy, called 'carbon shares', can limit emissions as efficiently as carbon taxes or caps while also properly incentivising negative emissions."

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28.07.2021

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Blog: Gwern Branwen: CO2 Coin: Decentralized Carbon Capture Blockchains

"Sketch of a decentralized mineralization-based carbon capture: suppliers stake on reported deposits of mineral dust in publicly-auditable locations."

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12.07.2021

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Bednar, Johannes; et al. (2021): Operationalizing the Net-Negative Carbon Economy

Bednar, Johannes, Michael Obersteiner, Artem Baklanov, Marcus Thomson, Fabian Wagner, Oliver Geden, Myles Allen, and Jim W. Hall (2021): Operationalizing the Net-Negative Carbon Economy. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03723-9.

‌"We investigate an idealized market approach to incentivize repayment of previously accrued carbon debt by establishing emitters’ responsibility for net carbon removal through ‘Carbon Removal Obligations’ (CROs)."

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28.06.2021

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Technology Review: What it will take to achieve affordable carbon removal

"Another big direct-air-capture plant is moving ahead, but a new study finds we may need to build many more before the economics start to make sense."

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21.06.2021

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The Philadelphia Inquirer: Carbon dioxide removal can help solve the climate crisis and boost our economy | Opinion

"We must scale-up innovation to remove carbon dioxide, which can be stored underground or recycled into products we use every day."

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03.05.2021

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Bloomberg Green: Carbon Taxes Cut Emissions, Not Jobs or Economic Growth

"It’s easy to see why infrastructure spending would cut emissions, while creating jobs. Carbon taxes appear to do the same."

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19.04.2021

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The Hill: Companies are promising to remove carbon — what about frontline communities?

"If corporations meet their climate pledges using carbon dioxide removal technologies, “nature-based solutions,” or other forms of carbon offsets, this may close the door on on-site emissions reductions and harm neighboring communities."

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19.04.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Why the Biden Administration Should Propose Carbon Tariffs

"Assessing tariffs based on the carbon content of goods is complicated, but will lead to stronger climate policy and better economic outcomes."

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19.04.2021

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Fajardy, Mathilde; et al. (2021): The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5 °C or 2 °C world

Fajardy, Mathilde; Morris, Jennifer; Gurgel, Angelo; Herzog, Howard; Mac Dowell, Niall; Paltsev, Sergey (2021): The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5 °C or 2 °C world. In Global Environmental Change 68, p. 102262. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102262.

"Here we focus on quantifying the potential scale of BECCS and its impact on the economy, taking into account technology and economic considerations, but excluding sustainability and political aspects."

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19.04.2021

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Bloomberg Quint: Tech Companies Are Setting the Most Ambitious Net-Zero Goals

"Of the 10 largest U.S. companies by market value, only four have announced plans to reduce their emissions to net zero by 2050. As it turns out, they all happen to be technology companies: Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. Alphabet Inc.’s Google claims to have has already achieved the target, saying it’s been fully offsetting its emissions since 2007."

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