Ember’s Phil Macdonald explains his report on BECCS at Drax. Will a future BECCS plant be eye-wateringly expensive and actually make our climate worse?
Professor Ian Rotherham (of Sheffield Hallam University) explains why restoring peat bogs is so important for combating climate change via carbon recovery.
Burning wood for power and heat has climate impacts, as the plant growth needed to offset emissions grows too slowly – and huge carbon stores are lost in combustion.
Most integrated assessment models seeking to develop emissions pathways for the world to stay under a global average temperature rise of 1.5˚C rely on the removal of significant concentrations of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere by 2050. These are sometimes referred to as “negative emissions” although more commonly as either Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technologies or Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR).