Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon by James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

By James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

Over the last decade, carbon seize and garage (CCS) has come to the fore so that it will deal with carbon dioxide emissions contributing to weather swap. This e-book examines its creation into the political scene, diverse interpretations of its importance as an rising know-how and the coverage demanding situations dealing with govt and overseas associations with appreciate to its improvement, deployment and legislation. the point of interest of the publication is at the building of arguments approximately CCS within the public sphere, the coalitions of actors who've articulated special views on CCS and the numerous innovations governments have followed to combine it into weather and effort rules. The authors learn the problems decision-makers now confront in encouraging the uptake of the expertise, dealing with uncertainties and regulating attendant dangers. The e-book contains case stories of the reception of CCS in seven OECD nations, specifically Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the uk and the us, in addition to the ecu. advancements within the ecu shape the topic of an 8th case learn. The authors element to the political importance of CCS as a mitigation choice supplying a fashion ahead for fossil fuels in a carbon restricted global, whereas additionally emphasizing the uncertainties that encompass its destiny improvement and deployment. scholars, students and researchers from a wide selection of fields who're drawn to weather swap, power coverage, and the politics and coverage of our environment will locate this ebook illuminating, as will officers and coverage makers in foreign organizations and governments.

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In the fiscal year 2009 (FY09) budget $648 million for coalrelated R&D and demonstration has been requested, an additional 25 per cent increase from FY08. These increases in federal support for ‘advanced coal’ have created some major political challenges associated with government involvement in incrementally advancing ‘clean coal’. Concerns that much of this money may support the coal industry without incorporating CCS to actually reduce CO2 emissions are strong. The recent increases in federal funding for CCS-related R&D and demonstration keep the US ahead of other countries in overall spending on CCS development, but this needs to be understood in the context of a relatively stagnant level of overall US federal funding for energy technology development over the past 30 years (Gallagher 2008).

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