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Energy vs Carbon Removal

Energy vs Carbon Removal

We are excited to bring you a special live taping of Energy vs Climate  from November 22, 2023 at the Ampersand in Calgary. 

Energy vs Carbon Removal is a dive deep into this still relatively new climate mitigation pathway. The IPCC and other bodies increasingly view Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) as a critical tool to reduce CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and bring warming back down to 1.5C by century’s end. 

It seems like new carbon removal start-ups are springing up weekly. But the barriers to commercializing CDR tech remain daunting. Will CDR live up to its hype or fail to launch?

EvC partnered with carbonNEXT’s series Carbon Talks for this live show.


@5:00 – What is Carbon Removal?

@6:00 – What's the least bad way to cool the planet?

@8:35 – Carbon Engineering 

@9:45 – What is Ocean Alkalinization?

@9:45 - Enhanced Rock Weathering

@12:52 – Climeworks - Orca

@16:25 – CCUS Investment Tax Credit - PRIMER (Spring 2023)

@17:30 – US power sector carbon capture and storage under the Inflation Reduction Act could be costly with limited or negative abatement potential (Grubert & Sawyer, 2023)

@21:50 – Occidental and 1PointFive, King Ranch Reach Lease Agreement to Support up to 30 Direct Air Capture Plants on Leased Acreage

@26:00 – Decarbonizing Cement

@33:00 – Carbon Removal Canada - Reports & Resources

@38:22 – What You Need to Know About Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

@50:15 – Lessons From California’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Policies

@53:35 – Greengate Travers Solar 

@1:01:53 – The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal Report

About your co-hosts:

David Keith is Professor and Founding Faculty Director, Climate Systems Engineering Initiative at the University of Chicago. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at Harvard University and the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Chicago.

Sara Hastings-Simon studies energy transitions at the intersection of policy, business, and technology. She’s a policy wonk, a physicist turned management consultant, and a professor at the University of Calgary and Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development.

Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant, fellow at the Public Policy Forum and a mentor with the Creative Destruction Lab. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.‌