15.07.2015

# New Publications

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Creutzig, Felix (2014): Economic and ecological views on climate change mitigation with bioenergy and negative emissions

Creutzig, Felix (2014): Economic and ecological views on climate change mitigation with bioenergy and negative emissions. In GCB Bioenergy, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1111/gcbb.12235.

"I conclude that land-based mitigation strategies remain highly speculative; a constant iteration between synoptic integrated assessment models and more particularistic and fine-grained approaches is a crucial precondition for capturing complex dynamics and biophysical constraints that are essential for comprehensive assessments."

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25.06.2015

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Lu, Lu; et al. (2015): Microbial Electrolytic Carbon Capture for Carbon Negative and Energy Positive Wastewater Treatment

Lu, Lu; Huang, Zhe; Rau, Greg H.; Ren, Zhiyong Jason (2015): Microbial Electrolytic Carbon Capture for Carbon Negative and Energy Positive Wastewater Treatment. In Environmental science & technology. DOI 10.1021/acs.est.5b00875.

"Energy and carbon neutral wastewater management is a major goal for environmental sustainability, but current progress has only reduced emission rather than using wastewater for active CO2 capture and utilization. We present here a new microbial electrolytic carbon capture (MECC) approach to potentially transform wastewater treatment to a carbon negative and energy positive process."

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16.06.2015

# Media

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Geoengineering Monitor: Net Zero is not Zero: Inside the G7’s dystopian decarbonization scheme

"Last week in Germany the “Group of 7″ countries (Canada, Japan, USA, Germany, United Kingdom, France, and Italy) declared that “deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions are required with a decarbonisation of the global economy over the course of this century.” Many interpreted this as a call to phase out fossil fuels by the end of the century. This interpretation deserves a closer look."

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07.06.2015

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Project Syndicate: The Myth of Net-Zero Emissions

"Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage is the poster child for the new “overshoot approach” of net-zero emissions. BECCS entails planting a huge amount of grass and trees, burning the biomass to generate electricity, capturing the CO2 that is emitted, and pumping it into geological reservoirs underground."

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05.06.2015

# Political Papers

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Actionaid (2015): Caught in the Net: How “net-zero emissions” will delay real climate action and drive land grabs

Actionaid (2015): Caught in the Net: How “net-zero emissions” will delay real climate action and drive land grabs. With assistance of Teresa Anderson, Kelly Stone.

"The “net-zero emissions” approach will put the burden for addressing climate change on the countries and communities who have done the least to cause the problem, shifting the climate burden to the South. The land rights and food sovereignty of small-holder farmers, indigenous peoples and local communities, particularly in developing countries, will be threatened by the large-scale use of land for mitigation that will conflict with food production and ecosystems."

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03.06.2015

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Bellona: World Bank report highlights necessity of CCS

"The World Bank this month released a decarbonisation guide laying out three steps for countries to follow in order for the planet to produce zero net emissions by 2100. The steps include establishing a carbon price, providing support for those most affected by climate change, and setting defined targets. Importantly, the report notes that a failure to invest in technologies such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) now may mean they are not available by mid-century when they are absolutely needed to avoid irreversible damage from climate change."

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02.06.2015

# New Publications

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Sanchez, Daniel L.; et al. (2015): Reply to 'Emissions accounting for biomass energy with CCS'

Sanchez, Daniel L.; Nelson, James H.; Johnston, Josiah; Mileva, Ana; Kammen, Daniel M. (2015): Reply to 'Emissions accounting for biomass energy with CCS'. In Nature Climate change 5 (6), p. 496–496. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2634.

"Our Letterassesses the impact on regional carbon emissions if biomass energy is used to replace fossil fuels in the electricity system, and carbon capture and storage (CCS) is used to sequester most of the emissions associated with electricity production. Our bioenergy assessment prioritizes, but does not…"

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31.05.2015

# New Publications

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Gilbert, Alexander; Sovacool, Benjamin K. (2015): Emissions accounting for biomass energy with CCS

Gilbert, Alexander; Sovacool, Benjamin K. (2015): Emissions accounting for biomass energy with CCS. In Nature Climate change 5 (6), pp. 495–496. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2633.

"Sanchez et al. provide a viable technological roadmap for using biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in the western United States1. However, they oversimplify emissions accounting by assuming a zero or negative carbon emissions factor."

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26.05.2015

# New Publications

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Lomax, Guy; et al. (2015): Investing in negative emissions

Lomax, Guy; Lenton, Timothy M.; Adeosun, Adepeju; Workman, Mark (2015): Investing in negative emissions. In Nature Climate change 5 (6), pp. 498–500. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2627.

"Methods of removing CO2 from the atmosphere add vital flexibility to efforts to tackle climate change. They must be brought into mainstream climate policy as soon as possible to open up the landscape for innovation and development, and to discover which approaches work at scale."

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17.05.2015

# New Publications

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Dowd, Anne-Maree; et al. (2015): Social Science Insights for the BioCCS Industry

Dowd, Anne-Maree; Rodriguez, Michelle; Jeanneret, Talia (2015): Social Science Insights for the BioCCS Industry. In Energies 8 (5), pp. 4024–4042. DOI 10.3390/en8054024.

With some discussion on CE. "Some state the key problem for bioCCS is cultural, lacking in a ‘community of support’, awareness and credibility amongst its own key stakeholders and the wider public. Therefore, the industry can benefit from the growing social science literature, drawing upon other energy and resource based industries with regard to social choice for future energy options."

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