01.07.2020

# New Publications

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Donnison, Caspar; et al. (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters

Donnison, Caspar; Holland, Robert A.; Hastings, Astley; Armstrong, Lindsay‐Marie; Eigenbrod, Felix; Taylor, Gail (2020): Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Finding the win–wins for energy, negative emissions and ecosystem services—size matters. In GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12695.

"Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) features heavily in the energy scenarios designed to meet the Paris Agreement targets, but the models used to generate these scenarios do not address environmental and social implications of BECCS at the regional scale. We integrate ecosystem service values into a land‐use optimization tool to determine the favourability of six potential UK locations for a 500 MW BECCS power plant operating on local biomass resources."

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29.06.2020

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Geomar: Mobilizing the ocean for climate protection

"GEOMAR coordinates research project on ocean-based negative emissions technologies."

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22.06.2020

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Bioenergy International: Stockholm Exergi sets target to be "climate-positive" by 2025

"In Sweden, the Board of Directors of energy utility Stockholm Exergi AB has decided on a new sustainability objective: the business will be climate positive by 2025. The new goal can make Stockholm the world's first climate-positive capital.
"We are investing in technologies that create negative emissions, also known as carbon sinks. We have plans for a large-scale biochar plant, and above all, we see the potential of BECCS", says Anders Egelrud, CEO of Stockholm Exergi."

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22.06.2020

# Political Papers

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IEA Bioenergy (2020): Deployment of BECCS/U value chains

IEA Bioenergy (2020): Deployment of BECCS/U value chains. Technological pathways, policy options and business models. With assistance of Olle Olsson, Christian Bang, Malgorzata Borchers, Alena Hahn, Hannu Karjunen, Daniela Thrän, Tero Tynjälä.

"This report focuses on the potential and challenges associated with deploying BECCS systems and value chains in the near to medium term. It provides a brief overview of different technological options for capture, transport and storage of CO2, and offers insights into how BECCS business models could be set up. Furthermore the role of public policy in this setting is discussed, and how bioenergy with carbon capture and utilization (BECCU) could play a role in enabling BECCS deployment."

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22.06.2020

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NTNU: Ocean-based negative emissions technology research receives prestigious funding

"From 1 July, scientists from 14 institutions in six countries will be examining the opportunities and risks of ocean-based technologies for negative emissions."

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22.06.2020

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The Economic Standard: Public needs to learn about negative emissions technology

"From 1 July, scientists from 14 institutions in six countries will be examining the opportunities and risks of ocean-based technologies for such negative emissions. The EU is funding the OceanNETs project within the Horizon 2020 programme with a total of 7.2 million euros. The overall coordination lies with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel."

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17.06.2020

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Fridahl, Mathias; et al. (2020): Towards Indicators for a Negative Emissions Climate Stabilisation Index: Problems and Prospects

Fridahl, Mathias; Hansson, Anders; Haikola, Simon (2020): Towards Indicators for a Negative Emissions Climate Stabilisation Index: Problems and Prospects. In Climate 8 (6), p. 75. DOI: 10.3390/cli8060075.

"The incongruence between the United Nations objective to hold global warming well below 2 °C and the rate of global emission reductions has intensified interest in negative emissions. Previous research has explored several pros and cons of individual negative emissions technologies. Systematised approaches to comparing and prioritising among them are, however, largely lacking. In response to this gap in the literature, this article reviews the scientific literature on indicators for designing negative emissions climate stabilisation value indexes."

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17.06.2020

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Politics Home: UK Concrete outlines framework for ‘beyond net zero’

"MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to deliver net negative emissions by 2050."

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01.06.2020

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Business Green: IEA urged to promote robust climate action in upcoming Covid-19 recovery report

"Dozens of business leaders, climate advocates, investors, and researchers have urged the International Energy Agency (IEA) to align its energy system projections with the Paris Agreement's 1.5C scenario ahead of an upcoming report that is set to guide governments' coronavirus recovery efforts."

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01.06.2020

# New Publications

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Subramanian, Narayan S. 2020: “Powering the Future: An Inclusive National Clean Energy Standard with Negative Emissions Technologies.”

Subramanian, Narayan S. 2020: “Powering the Future: An Inclusive National Clean Energy Standard with Negative Emissions Technologies.” Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 45 (2). https://doi.org/10.7916/cjel.v45i2.6158.

"This Note argues that a National Clean Energy Standard (NCES) is critical to harmonize state clean energy policies while also providing them with legal certainty. [...] This Note puts forward an NCES framework that can effectively incorporate NETs while giving states the flexibility to choose between clean energy and NETs investments to achieve their NCES obligations."

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