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By James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle

During the last decade, carbon catch and garage (CCS) has come to the fore in an effort to deal with carbon dioxide emissions contributing to weather switch. This e-book examines its creation into the political scene, assorted interpretations of its value as an rising know-how and the coverage demanding situations dealing with executive and overseas associations with appreciate to its improvement, deployment and rules. the focal point of the publication is at the development of arguments approximately CCS within the public sphere, the coalitions of actors who've articulated unique views on CCS and the numerous concepts governments have followed to combine it into weather and effort guidelines. The authors learn the problems decision-makers now confront in encouraging the uptake of the know-how, coping with uncertainties and regulating attendant hazards. The booklet contains case reports of the reception of CCS in seven OECD international locations, particularly Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the uk and the U.S., in addition to the ecu. advancements within the european shape the topic of an 8th case research. The authors element to the political value of CCS as a mitigation choice delivering a fashion ahead for fossil fuels in a carbon restricted international, whereas additionally emphasizing the uncertainties that encompass its destiny improvement and deployment. scholars, students and researchers from a large choice of fields who're drawn to weather swap, strength coverage, and the politics and coverage of our surroundings will locate this booklet illuminating, as will officers and coverage makers in foreign firms and governments.

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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). Despite increasing calls for drastic increases in federal funding for energy R&D and demonstration over the past decade (Sagar 2000; Holdren and Baldwin 2001; Holdren 2006; Nemet and Kammen 2007), the overall US energy R&D budget has remained relatively stable (Gallagher 2008).

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