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The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage: Understanding CCS Representations, Governance and Innovation
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The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage: Understanding CCS Representations, Governance and Innovation (Paperback)

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged rapidly as a crucial technological option for decarbonising electricity supply and mitigating climate change. Great hopes are being pinned on this new technology but it is also facing growing scepticism and criticism. This book is the first to bring together the full range of social and policy issues surrounding CCS shedding new light on this potentially vital technology and its future. The book covers many crucial topics including the roles and positions that different publics, NGOs, industry, political parties and media are taking up; the way CCS is organised, supported and regulated; how CCS is being debated and judged; how innovation, demonstration and learning are occurring and being conceptualised and promoted; and the role of CCS in the transition to a low carbon energy future. The authors draw on a variety of approaches, concepts, methods and themes and provide a new understanding of innovation in the energy and climate change fields. It tackles the many issues in a way that speaks to those concerned not only to understand these developments, but to those who are involved in the scientific and technological work itself, as well as those charged with evaluating and making decisions relevant to the future of the technology.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesEnergy industries & utilitiesNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentPollution & threats to the environmentGlobal warming Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/05/2012 ISBN-13: 9781849713153  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nils Markusson has 15 years experience in the area of innovation and technology studies. He currently works as a Research Associate at the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage research centre on several projects on aspects of CCS innovation. Simon Shackley works on assessing options for removal and storage of CO2. This includes techno-economic, socio-political and policy evaluations and implications. He first became interested in CCS in 2000 having analysed the potential limitations of carbon mitigation from other leading options. Benjamin Evar is a PhD student at the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage research centre at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the emerging governance of carbon capture and storage, and the role of science in policymaking.

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