List of books and comprehensive reports pertinent to carbon dioxide removal and carbon capture and storage.
(edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Tracy Hester)
Climate change is increasingly recognized as a global threat, and is already contributing to record-breaking hurricanes and heat waves. To prevent the worst impacts, attention is now turning to climate engineering - the intentional large-scale modification of the environment to reduce the impact of climate change. The two principal methods involve removing some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (which could consume huge amounts of land and money, and take a long period of time), and reducing the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth's surface, perhaps by spraying aerosols into the upper atmosphere from airplanes (which could be done quickly but is risky and highly controversial). This is the first book to focus on the legal aspects of these technologies: what government approvals would be needed; how liability would be assessed and compensation provided if something goes wrong; and how a governance system could be structured and agreed internationally.
(by Varun Sivaram, Colin Cunliff, David Hart, Julio Friedmann, and David Sandalow)
Although a growing bipartisan chorus is calling for more ambitious public investment in clean energy innovation, no detailed roadmap exists for how Congress and federal agencies can most effectively increase funding. This volume aims to fill that gap. It offers policymakers a strategic framework to build a growing RD&D portfolio over the next five years, detailed funding proposals across the full spectrum of critical energy technologies, and recommendations for immediate action. In making these proposals, it surveyed the scholarly literature, distilled decades of US historical experience, drawn on dozens of legislative proposals, and assembled the most up-to-date database of federal clean energy RD&D funding to derive lessons for maximizing the return on public investment. Included in the report is a federal RD&D initiative for carbon dioxide removal (CDR), which identifies CDR as one of the ten "technology pillars" within a federal National Energy Innovation Mission.
Climate Change Geoengineering: Philosophical Perspectives, Legal Issues, and Governance Frameworks (2013)(edited by Wil C. G. Burns and Andrew L. Strauss)
In this book, eleven prominent authorities on climate change consider the legal, policy and philosophical issues presented by geoengineering. The book asks: when, if ever, are decisions to embark on potentially risky climate modification projects justified? If such decisions can be justified, in a world without a central governing authority, who should authorize such projects and by what moral and legal right? If states or private actors undertake geoengineering ventures absent the blessing of the international community, what recourse do the rest of us have?
(by Jason J. Blackstock and Sean Low)
This compilation of essays methodically cover: the practical and ethical dilemmas geoengineering poses; the evolving geoengineering research agenda; the challenges geoengineering technologies present to current international legal and political frameworks; and differing perceptions of geoengineering from around the world. The book concludes with a series of forward looking essays, some drawing lessons from precedents for governing other global issues, others proposing how geoengineering technologies might be governed if/as they begin to emerge from the lab into the real world.
(The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Research Agenda)
Negative emissions technologies, which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it, will be an important part of the portfolio of climate responses. Several land-based negative emissions technologies are ready for large-scale deployment at costs competitive with emissions mitigation strategies. However, these existing options cannot provide the amount of negative emissions needed to meet climate goals without unprecedented changes in land use that could affect food availability and biodiversity. Other negative emissions technologies have high potential capacity but are currently limited by high cost or lack of fundamental understanding. This report proposes a research agenda to overcome these constraints and expand safe and economical negative emissions technology options.
(Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering Report)
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, produced this report to outline methods of greenhouse gas removal and how other influences like legislation, the environment, economics or social factors will affect their deployment. The report also considers how they might plausibly be used in the UK and globally to meet climate goals.
(edited by Claire Gough, Patricia Thornley, Sarah Mander, Naomi Vaughan, and Amanda Lea-Langton)
Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) offers a comprehensive review of the characteristics of BECCS technologies in relation to its various applications. The authors — a team of expert professionals — bring together in one volume the technical, scientific, social, economic and governance issues relating to the potential deployment of BECCS as a key approach to climate change mitigation.
(by Daniel Zimmer and Dirk Uwer)
This Special Report explores the most recent regulatory, political and economic trends and themes arising from CCS technologies and projects and gives readers a firm grasp of the political and regulatory landscape for CCS technologies and projects from both a legal and business perspective. Key sections of the report include: Overview on CCS technologies, technical advances and challenges, the economics of CCS technologies and projects, public funding frameworks and programs, CCS strategies and model projects, and the International and national regulatory frameworks.
(edited by Ian Havercroft, Richard Macrory, and Richard Stewart)
With the first demonstration plants on the horizon, the last few years have already seen some remarkable legal developments, particularly in Australia, the European Union, and the United States. This important book brings together some of the world's leading practitioners and scholars working in the field to provide a critical assessment of progress to date. Chapters cover developments in international law, as well as the European Union, North America, and Australia, with perspectives from China and India.
(by Michael Gebert Faure and Roy A. Partain)
This book examines the subject of carbon capture and storage from a legal and economic perspective and considers whether rules of civil liability can govern CCS risk; how a liability system might address the open-ended timeline; what role public and private regulatory measures could play; and whether compensation should be provided from public or private resources.
(by Granger Morgan and Sean McCoy)
This book identifies current law and regulation that applies to geologic sequestration in the U.S., the regulatory needs to ensure that geologic sequestration is carried out safely and effectively, and barriers that current law and regulation present to timely deployment of CCS. The authors operationalize their recommendations in legislative language, which is of particular use to policymakers faced with the challenge of addressing climate change and energy.
(edited by Elizabeth J. Wilson and David Gerard)
This book is the first systematic presentation of the technical, legal, and economic forces that must coalesce to realize carbon dioxide capture and geologic sequestration as a viable CO2 reduction strategy. It synthesizes key engineering data and explains the technological and legal conditions that must be in place for carbon sequestration to be realized.