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The National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine (2019): Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration

The National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine (2019): Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. DOI: 10.17226/25259

"To achieve goals for climate and economic growth, “negative emissions technologies” (NETs) that remove and sequester carbon dioxide from the air will need to play a significant role in mitigating climate change. Unlike carbon capture and storage technologies that remove carbon dioxide emissions directly from large point sources such as coal power plants, NETs remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or enhance natural carbon sinks. Storing the carbon dioxide from NETs has the same impact on the atmosphere and climate as simultaneously preventing an equal amount of carbon dioxide from being emitted. Recent analyses found that deploying NETs may be less expensive and less disruptive than reducing some emissions, such as a substantial portion of agricultural and land-use emissions and some transportation emissions."

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