Each week, the MCi team shares some insightful and relevant articles that have been on our reading pile, keeping you up to date with the latest developments and discourse from the clean technology sector and the new circular economy.
1.1 Billion Dollar Grant Establishes A New Sustainability and Climate School Launched at Stanford
A new school, the first to be launched by Stanford in 70 years, is aiming to accelerate solutions to the global climate crisis, and to tackle urgent sustainability challenges facing people and ecosystems worldwide.
Carbon Capture - Where is it working?
Even though the technology has been around for decades, it has struggled to scale as capital costs have remained stubbornly high. Improving the economic and policy incentives, and building new revenues streams – such as finding new uses for the captured carbon or growing the carbon offsets market – will be essential for making CCUS affordable.
Mckinsey: A pathway to rapidly decarbonize the US power system
Mckinsey has outlined 10 different avenues the United States should pursue which would enable a rapid decarbonisation of the domestic power grid. Their analysis is in-depth as always, and reinforces just how achievable this goal could be.
The Birth of a New Carbon Economy
There is a bewildering array of approaches to carbon removal. Techniques include reforestation and afforestation, soil carbon sequestration, biochar, biomass carbon removal and storage, carbon mineralisation, direct air capture – and that is just on land. In the oceans, there is also coastal wetlands restoration, seaweed cultivation, artificial upwelling (artificial downwelling, for that matter), nutrient fertilisation, alkalinity enhancement and electrochemical CO2 removal.