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PUBLICATIONID : 21832
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 1
TYPE : Article
TITLE : An idealized assessment of the economics of air capture of carbon dioxide in mitigation policy
ORIG_TITLE : An idealized assessment of the economics of air capture of carbon dioxide in mitigation policy
AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
FIRST_AUTHOR : Pielke, RA
AUTHOR_COUNT : 1
ADDRESS : Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, Boulder, CO 80309 USA
PUBLISHER : ELSEVIER SCI LTD
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 1
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Environ. Sci. Policy
BEGINPAGE : 216
ENDPAGE : 225
VOLUME : 12
ISSUE : 3
PUBLISH_DATE : MAY
YEAR : 2009
URL : http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2716-2009.03.pdf
REFEREED : 1
RESOURCE : WOS:000266196700002
CITATION : 37
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2017-05-24 12:54:16
ISSN : 1462-9011
IDS : 447NA
DOI : 10.1016/j.envsci.2009.01.002
ABSTRACT : This paper discusses the technology of direct capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere called air capture. It develops a simple arithmetic description of the magnitude of the challenge of stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide as a cumulative allocation over the 21st century. This approach, consistent with and based on the work of the intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), sets the stage for an analysis of the average costs of air capture over the 21st century under the assumption that technologies available today are used to fully offset net human emissions of carbon dioxide. The simple assessment finds that even at a relatively high cost per ton of carbon, the costs of air capture are directly comparable to the costs of stabilization using other means as presented by recent reports of the IPCC and the Stern Review Report. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KEYWORDS : Climate change; Energy policy; Economics
KEYWORD_PLUS : CO2 CAPTURE; CLIMATE-CHANGE; ENERGY; EMISSIONS; STORAGE
AREA : Environmental Sciences & Ecology
FIRST_AUTHOR_EMAIL : pielke@colorado.edu
PUBLICATION : ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY
PLACE : OXFORD
LANGUAGE : English
SERIAL : 21832
PAGES : 216-225
ONLINE_PUBLICATION : no
VERSION : 1
FIRST_AUTHOR_ADDRESS : Pielke, RA (reprint author), Univ Colorado, Ctr Sci & Technol Policy Res, 1333 Grandview Ave,UCB 488, Boulder, CO 80309 USA.
AUTHOR_OTHER_FORM : Pielke, Roger A., Jr.
FUNDING : James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization; Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University; James Martin 21st Century School Fellowship
FUNDING_ACKNOWLEDGEMENT : A heartfelt thanks to the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization and the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University which supported the author with a James Martin 21st Century School Fellowship in 2007, providing a fertile atmosphere for the researching and writing of this paper. Useful comments on an earlier draft were graciously provided by Scott Barrett, Rad Byerly, Ken Caldeira, Rich Conant, Lisa Dilling, Chris Green, Howard Herzog, Mike Hulme, Harvey Lam, William Lewis, H. Douglas Lightfoot, Yael Parag, Rafael Ramirez, Steve Rayner, Dan Sarewitz, Mark Sheehan, Tom Wigley, and Frank Zeman. I appreciate the comments of two anonymous reviewers. Any errors or incoherent arguments in the text are the sole responsibility of the author. Ami Nacu-Schmidt capably assisted in the preparation of the manuscript.
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