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January 10, 2024 - WorldOra Carbon News

RFI- France is reporting that World CO2 emissions could start falling in 2024! (Radio France International, Jan 01 2024, Amanda Morrow,), World's carbon emissions could start to fall for first time in 2024- Global carbon emissions may have peaked in 2023 – the hottest year in history – as efforts to step up renewable energy and step back from fossil fuels show signs of promise. 

Climate experts are increasingly hopeful that 2024 could mark the beginning of a fall in emissions produced by the energy sector – a milestone the International Energy Agency (IEA) had earlier predicated would be met by the middle of this decade.

The energy sector is to blame for about three-quarters of global greenhouse emissions, and an overall emissions peak is needed in order for the world to achieve net zero by 2050.

White House Press Release- Department of Energy ‘Roads to Removal’ Report Maps Path to Gigatonne-Scale CO2 Removal Jan 04 2024, FECM, In a new report, Roads to Removal: Options for Carbon Dioxide Removal in the United States, leading scientists found that the United States has sufficient capacity to remove carbon dioxide at the scale needed to achieve net-zero emissions, while also providing economic opportunity, ecological benefits, and public health benefits.

The study, led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in collaboration with experts across the U.S. and with support from the Department of Energy, shows that carbon removal can deliver benefits to the environment, communities, and the economy.  Uniquely, Roads to Removal takes a bottom-up approach, characterizing the local opportunities available to deploy CDR, by addressing the benefits and tradeoffs of implementing these technologies and land management decision, allowing communities to make informed decisions.

Greenbiz report on 2024 and CDR, Dec 13 2023, Leah Garden- 2024 will be a huge year for the carbon capture, usage and removal sector. Scientists agree carbon removal technology is necessary to mitigate the climate crisis — but it needs more investment.

As the COP28 climate summit ended, nations finally reached a non-binding deal to phase down the burning of fossil fuels. But it's clear that decreasing or even halting all emissions from fossil fuels is no longer enough to stop climate change — carbon removal technology is officially an essential component, according to a recent report by scientists from the United Nations.

Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technology "is as necessary as tripling renewables, it is as necessary as electrifying vehicles, and home heating," confirmed Julio Friedmann, chief scientist at Carbon Direct. "It is as necessary as clean steel. It is as necessary as every other thing that’s necessary."

Diversification of techniques lowers risk in the marketplace, according to Daniel Pike, a principal in RMI’s climate-aligned industries team. He cites capturing carbon, "in biomass … with minerals … and then there’s a whole set of more engineered synthetic methods. All of it is worth exploring at this stage."

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