29.09.2021

# New Publications

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Tamme, Eve; Beck, Larissa Lee (2021): European Carbon Dioxide Removal Policy: Current Status and Future Opportunities

Tamme, Eve; Beck, Larissa Lee (2021): European Carbon Dioxide Removal Policy: Current Status and Future Opportunities. In Front. Clim. 3, p. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.682882.

"Over the past two years, the European Union, Norway, Iceland, and the UK have increased climate ambition and aggressively pushed forward an agenda to pursue climate neutrality or net-zero emissions by mid-century. This increased ambition, partly the result of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's landmark findings on limiting global warming to 1.5°C, has also led to a renewed approach to and revitalized debate about the role of carbon capture and storage and carbon dioxide removal. With increasing climate ambition, including a mid-century climate neutrality goal for the whole European Union, the potential role of technological carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is emerging as one of the critical points of debate among NGOs, policymakers, and the private sector. Policymakers are starting to discuss how to incentivize a CDR scale-up. What encompasses the current debate, and how does it relate to CDR technologies' expected role in reaching climate neutrality? This perspective will highlight that policy must fill two gaps: the accounting and the commercialization gap for the near-term development of a comprehensive CDR policy framework. It will shine a light on the current status of negative emission technologies and the role of carbon capture and storage in delivering negative emissions in Europe's decarbonized future. It will also analyze the role of carbon markets, including voluntary markets, as potential incentives while exploring policy pathways for a near-term scale-up."

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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

# Media

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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

# Media

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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

# Media

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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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