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EAC explores merits of technologies that suck carbon directly out of the air

4 January 2022

The Environmental Audit Committee holds the second of two evidence sessions considering negative emissions technologies (NETs).

Purpose of the session

During this evidence session, members will explore the current technological developments of NETs and the role they can play in Government strategies to meet net zero and to move towards a low carbon economy. This session will look at the contribution and challenges of Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS), which directly removes carbon from the atmosphere, and wider economic and political challenges in supporting the development of NETs.

The Committee will first hear from experts and industry representatives. In the second panel Committee members will hear from academics and the Climate Change Committee.


Wednesday 5 January 2022

from 15:00

  • Dr Amy Ruddock, VP Europe, Carbon Engineering
  • Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex
  • Jonny Gallagher, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, National Grid ESO
  • Dr Chenggong Sun, Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham

from 16:00:

  • Professor Duncan McLaren, Research Fellow, Lancaster University
  • Dr David Joffe, Head of Carbon Budgets, Climate Change Committee
  • Professor Michael Grubb, Professor of Energy and Climate Change, University College London

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