06.05.2021

# New Publications

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Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept

Beal, Colin M.; King, Carey W. (2021): The zero-emissions cost of energy: a policy concept. In Prog. Energy. DOI: 10.1088/2516-1083/abef1f.

"We present a new carbon tax policy concept in which energy users would be taxed an amount equal to the cost of cleaning up the emissions that they create, wherein the tax revenues would be used to operate negative emissions technologies."

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03.05.2021

# Media

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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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21.04.2021

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E&E News: X-Prize Winners Use CO2 Emissions to Make Concrete

"But questions remain about how much greenhouse gases would actually be reduced."

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19.04.2021

# New Publications

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Plazzotta, Maxime; et al. (2019): Impact of Solar Radiation Modification on Allowable CO 2 Emissions: What Can We Learn From Multimodel Simulations?

Plazzotta, Maxime; Séférian, Roland; Douville, Hervé (2019): Impact of Solar Radiation Modification on Allowable CO 2 Emissions: What Can We Learn From Multimodel Simulations? In Earth’s Future 7 (6), pp. 664–676. DOI: 10.1029/2019EF001165.

"Here we use the results of six Earth system models simulating a continuous stratospheric injection of 5 Tg of sulfur dioxide per year between 2020 and 2069 under the representative concentration pathways 4.5 to investigate the impact of SRM on land and ocean carbon uptake."

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19.04.2021

# Media

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Washington Center for Equitable Growth: Policy workshop addressed promises and challenges of using carbon pricing to combat climate change

"Economists have long pointed to carbon pricing as just such a fix: Increase the price of carbon emissions and watch emissions decline."

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13.04.2021

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Verbied Fossiele Reclame: Students file complaint against Shell’s misleading adverts

"The oil company promises its customers carbon neutral driving by compensating their emissions. “Shell is promoting a product that can never live up to this claim, and that is misleading”, explains student Xander de Vries."

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06.04.2021

# New Publications

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Peacock, Kent A. (2021): As Much as Possible, as Soon As Possible: Getting Negative About Emissions

Peacock, Kent A. (2021): As Much as Possible, as Soon As Possible: Getting Negative About Emissions. In Ethics, Policy & Environment. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2021.1904497.

"This paper is a report on the viability, both technical and ethical, of negative emissions technologies (NETs) in climate change mitigation."

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31.03.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Recalculate the social cost of carbon

"The science is ripe to update estimates of CO2 emissions costs. Calls to scrap the calculation are misguided."

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31.03.2021

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Reuters: Saudi Arabia sees fields of green with major tree-planting drive

"Saudi Arabia aims to plant 10 billion trees in the coming decades as part of an ambitious campaign unveiled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday to reduce carbon emissions and combat pollution and land degradation."

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29.03.2021

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The Guardian: The latest must-have among US billionaires? A plan to end the climate crisis

"Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have an estimated wealth of $466bn – and are emblematic of a Davos-centric worldview that sees free markets and tech as the answer."

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