06.04.2020

# Media

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Podcast: Nori: #6: California's big negative emissions opportunity—w/ Dr. Roger Aines of Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab

"Roger explains the technology involved in turning biomass into hydrogen and offers insight into the relative safety of carbon capture and storage or CCS. Listen in to understand why Roger sees oil and gas evolving into the direct air capture industry and learn how California is leading the charge toward negative emissions."

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02.04.2020

# Political Papers

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PICS. 2019: Annual Report

PICS. 2019: Annual Report. Victoria, BC. 

"In 2019 we entered new fields of research including negative emissions technologies, expanded our role as a climate solutions broker at the provincial and national scale in Canada, and grew climate leadership within our four PICS universities:  UVic, SFU, UBC and UNBC."

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02.04.2020

# New Publications

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Fuhrman, Jay; et al. 2019: “From Zero to Hero?: Why Integrated Assessment Modeling of Negative Emissions Technologies Is Hard and How We Can Do Better.”

Fuhrman, Jay, Haewon McJeon, Scott C. Doney, William Shobe, and Andres F. Clarens. 2019: “From Zero to Hero?: Why Integrated Assessment Modeling of Negative Emissions Technologies Is Hard and How We Can Do Better.” Frontiers in Climate 1 (December). https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2019.00011.

"Climate change mitigation strategies informed by Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) increasingly rely on major deployments of negative emissions technologies (NETs) to achieve global climate targets. Although NETs can strongly complement emissions mitigation efforts, this dependence on the presumed future ability to deploy NETs at scale raises questions about the structural elements of IAMs that are influencing our understanding of mitigation efforts."

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27.03.2020

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies.”

Bellamy, Rob. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies.” International Encyclopedia of Geography, March, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg2008.

‌"Negative emissions technologies (NETs) have been proposed for removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere in order to moderate global warming. This entry describes the different ideas that exist under the category and traces the origins of the concept before examining their potential contribution to keeping global warming below 1.5°C, their technical readiness, and estimated costs."

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27.03.2020

# Media

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KIT: From Greenhouse Gas to a High-tech Resource

"Technologies for Negative Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Within the NECOC Research Project, a Test Facility for Conversion of CO2 from the Air into Solid Carbon is being built at KIT."

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23.03.2020

# Projects

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Project: Coastal enhanced silicate weathering (ESW)

"Coastal enhanced silicate weathering (ESW) as a negative emissions technology (NET) is an approach that uses the natural process of silicate weathering for the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere."

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09.03.2020

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Drax: Negative emissions pioneer Drax announces new CCUS projects during Energy Minister’s visit

"Negative emissions pioneer, Drax Group is continuing to develop ground-breaking carbon capture technologies through new partnerships and pilot projects, putting UK businesses at the forefront of efforts to tackle the climate crisis."

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03.03.2020

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The Economist Group: World Ocean Initiative: Rethinking the ocean-climate crisis: Why negative emissions and ecosystem life support are urgently needed

"Brad Ack, founder of the Ocean-Climate Trust, argues that we must urgently scale up carbon drawdown and storage, along with new interventions to protect critical components of the global ocean and climate system and buy ourselves time, if we are to have any chance of preventing catastrophic climate change."

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28.02.2020

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Bellona: The EU Climate Law must prevent a rude awakening on carbon removal

"Since the presentation of the European Green Deal in December there’s been much ado about the promised “Climate Law”. Expected by the 4th of March, it promises to “write into law the goal set out in the European Green Deal – for Europe’s economy and society to become climate-neutral by 2050”. It offers an unprecedented opportunity for Europe to become the global leader on tackling climate change. For this to become a reality, however, the “Climate Law” needs to be done right."

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27.02.2020

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The Times Colonist: Ocean Networks sails into top 100 of $100-million competition

"The Ocean Networks project, called Solid Carbon: A Climate Mitigation Partnership Advancing Stable Negative Emissions, brings together researchers from Canada and the United States."

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