Schlagwort: UK

Madankan & Renforth (2023): An inventory of UK mineral resources suitable for enhanced rock weathering

Mohammad Madankan, Phil Renforth IN: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 130, 104010,

Evaluation of the available resources of these minerals and current production capacity is crucial for early-stage deployment of Enhanced Rock Weathering (ERW). A robust understanding of the potential limitations in exploiting these resources is also required to ensure the scalability of ERW. This paper provides a spatial inventory of basic silicate rock resources in the UK along with current production capacity and permitted reserves. The authors also integrate spatial data to assess the potential environmental and social impacts of current rock extraction.


Buckingham & Henderson (2023): The enhanced weathering potential of a range of silicate and carbonate additions in a UK agricultural soil

F.L. Buckingham, G.M. Henderson IN: Science of The Total Environment, 907, 167701,

In this study, soil cores extracted from a typical UK agricultural site in Oxfordshire were used to geochemically assess the efficacy of EW while simulating field conditions. Six material “treatments” were applied to soil cores at a rate equivalent to 50 t ha−1: agricultural lime (aglime), basalt, cement kiln dust (CKD), olivine, steel slag, and volcanic ash. A range of chemical measurements were used to constrain the rate of dissolution, fate of dissolution products, and the CDR potential and environmental impact of treatment.


Harvey et al. (2023): Developing carbon dioxide removal policy and anticipatory perspectives in the United Kingdom and United State

Victoria Harvey, Mark Workman, Richard Heap IN: Energy Research & Social Science, 102, 103185,

Policy analysis around CDR has become an area of focus as a function of its importance in establishing, developing and scaling a just, equitable and sustainable net zero transition. This research proposes a novel rapid policy analysis process, based on the decision theatre format, that uses strategic foresight to develop anticipatory, values-based CDR policy insights. This contribution prototypes this rapid approach on two pioneer national CDR developers – the United Kingdom and United States. Through its application, the method identifies opportunities for globally collaborative CDR policy intervention – a roadmap, a coordination hub, and agile policy processes – supported by regional policy specialisations – coordinating offices, measurement standards, and public capacity building – to achieve GtCO2 scale CDR deployment.


Donnison et al. (2023): A net-zero storyline for success? News media analysis of the social legitimacy of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in the United Kingdom

Caspar L. Donnison, Karolina Trdlicova, Alison Mohr, Gail Taylor IN: Energy Research & Social Science 102, 103153,

BECCS is unlikely to perform a major role in national strategies whilst key aspects of deployment and public concerns are unaddressed, as happened with fracking. Since public understanding of the technology is limited, there is a crucial role for the news media in facilitating greater public discussion and understanding of BECCS. Here, a news media analysis of both national and regional newspapers explores the ‘storylines’ which frame the public debate on BECCS in the UK, and the coalitions of actors involved in presenting them.


Pathfinders Innovation ‘Sandpit’: Help shape the GGR research & innovation agenda

October 3, 2022; 10am-5pm; on-site Aspire, Leeds, UK

CO2RE is hosting an event to shape a new funding opportunity for GGR research. During a one-day sandpit, participants will come together to identify key gaps in the UK GGR innovation landscape and design the research agenda for next year’s Pathfinders competition. The Hub will pay participants travel costs to attend the event.


Correspondence: Technological innovations and climate change: negative emissions technologies


UK Government: Numerous consultations on negative emissions technologies (NETs) are currently holding up deployment of methods that could initially suck 5MtCO2/yr from the atmosphere by 2030, despite the Government’s ambition to roll them out.


Carbon Brief: The UK government has published its long-awaited net-zero strategy setting out how it plans to meet the country’s legally binding climate goals out to 2050.

„The 368-page strategy was published alongside a raft of other documents, including a 202-page heat and buildings strategy, a 135-page Treasury review of the costs of reaching net-zero and numerous other documents. In total, Carbon Brief counted 21 documents covering 1,868 pages.“


HM Government (2021): Greenhouse Gas Removals. Summary of Responses to the Call for Evidence

HM Government (2021): Greenhouse Gas Removals. Summary of Responses to the Call for Evidence. UK. Available online at

„Along with our wider research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement, the evidence and views we received through the call for evidence have been used to inform the development of government policy on GGRs.[…] This summary of responses is part of a wider package of policy documents on GGRs published in conjunction with the net zero strategy, which also includes: an updated assessment of GGR methods and their potential deployment in the UK, conducted for BEIS by Element Energy and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; the findings of a study on potential commercial frameworks for first-of-a-kind Power BECCS, conducted for BEIS by Element Energy and Vivid Economics; the final report of the Task and Finish Group on GGR MRV.“


HM Government (2021): Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener

HM Government (2021): Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener. UK. Available online at

„Last year, the Prime Minister set out his 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, laying the foundations for a green economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 with the UK at the forefront of the growing global green economy. This strategy builds on that approach to keep us on track for UK carbon budgets, our 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution, and net zero by 2050. It includes: our decarbonisation pathways to net zero by 2050, including illustrative scenarios; policies and proposals to reduce emissions for each sector; cross-cutting action to support the transition. The government response to the 2021 Committee on Climate Change (CCC) progress report to Parliament in reducing UK emissions is published alongside this strategy. It will set out our progress over the last 12 months and addresses the latest CCC recommendations. The Net Zero Strategy will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as the UK’s second Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategy under the Paris Agreement.“