29.03.2021

# Media

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Clean Air Task Force: U.S. Lawmakers introduce a suite of bills to support carbon capture

"group of Senators led by Tina Smith (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the 45Q Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Tax Credit Amendments Act of 2021, a “crucial piece of legislation that optimizes the 45Q tax credit to support carbon capture, removal, and storage as a critical means for achieving a net-zero U.S.,” said Lee Beck, CCUS Policy Innovation Director at Clean Air Task Force."

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23.03.2021

# Political Papers

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Larkin, Patricia; et al. (2021): Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage - Polarization, public confidence and decision-making

Larkin, Patricia; Bird, Stephen; Gattinger, Monica (2021): Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage - Polarization, public confidence and decision-making. University of Ottawa.

"The study consists of a review of academic, industry, and government publications, along with in-depth interviews with decision-makers from a variety of different sectors related to CCUS policy and implementation."

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08.03.2021

# New Publications

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Schenuit, Felix; et al. (2021): Carbon Dioxide Removal Policy in the Making: Assessing Developments in 9 OECD Cases

Schenuit, Felix; Colvin, Rebecca; Fridahl, Mathias; Mcmullin, Barry; Reisinger, Andy; Sanchez, Daniel L. et al. (2021): Carbon Dioxide Removal Policy in the Making: Assessing Developments in 9 OECD Cases. In Front. Clim. 3. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.638805.

"Based on an analytical framework that draws on the multi-level perspective of sociotechnical transitions as well as existing work on CDR governance, we gathered and assessed empirical material until early 2021 from 9 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cases: the European Union and three of its Member States (Ireland, Germany, and Sweden), Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States."

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07.12.2020

# New Publications

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Kreuter, Judith (2021): Climate Engineering as an Instance of Politicization. Talking Tomorrow’s Technology—Framing Political Choice?

Kreuter, Judith (2021): Climate Engineering as an Instance of Politicization. Talking Tomorrow’s Technology—Framing Political Choice? Cham: Springer.

"This book examines the academic discussion on climate engineering as an instance of politicization – as a subject of deliberation and decision-making. It traces legitimizing and delegitimizing frames applied to discuss both Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Management approaches in academic publications, and their implications for political decision-making."

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08.10.2020

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Financial Review: Carbon capture grabs policymakers' attention

"This year might be remembered as the year that carbon capture and storage (CCS) took a step backwards to go several steps forwards."

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02.10.2020

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The University of Manchester: The case for carbon dioxide removal

"Dr Rob Bellamy, Presidential Fellow in Environment in the Department of Geography, highlights the opportunity to spur a green recovery in the wake of COVID-19."

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25.08.2020

# Political Papers

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Ricardo Energy and Environment (2020): The potential of bioenergy with carbon capture

Ricardo Energy and Environment (2020): The potential of bioenergy with carbon capture. Summary for policymakers. For the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

"The purpose of this study is to evaluate the costs and benefits of BECCS and analyse what the UK needs to consider in the coming decade to speed the deployment of BECCS."

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04.08.2020

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Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy: The Democratic Party’s Draft Policy Platform and the Potential Role of Carbon Dioxide Removal/Negative Emissions Technologies to Combat Climate Change

"The platform will be considered by the delegates to the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee convention next month, where the delegates will make final decisions on the text of the non-binding policy document."

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06.07.2020

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Gizmodo: Democrats’ Big Climate Plan Includes Studying the Risky Idea of Blocking Out the Sun

"It’s a sign that an idea that was once taboo is becoming more mainstream as the world continues on a dangerous course of polluting the atmosphere."

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09.06.2020

# New Publications

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Möller, Ina. 2020: “Political Perspectives on Geoengineering: Navigating Problem Definition and Institutional Fit.”

Möller, Ina. 2020: “Political Perspectives on Geoengineering: Navigating Problem Definition and Institutional Fit.” Global Environmental Politics (20/2). 

‌"This study provides an in-depth, theoretically informed analysis of the obstacles that policymakers face when addressing geoengineering governance."

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