Dec. 20, 2023

Energy vs Climate podcast: Take a deep dive into CO2 removal technologies

Panel discussion about the commercialization barriers and opportunities in strategies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere


Energy vs. Climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other bodies increasingly view carbon dioxide removal (CDR) as a critical tool to reduce CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and bring global warming back down to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels by century’s end. It seems like new carbon removal startups are springing up weekly. But the barriers to commercializing CDR tech remain daunting. Will CDR live up to its hype or fail to launch?

Energy vs Climate is a live, interactive webinar, a podcast, and occasional newsletter where energy experts Dr. David Keith, PhD; Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD, associate professor, Department of Earth, Energy and Environment, Faculty of Science; and Ed Whittingham break down the trade-offs and hard truths of the energy transition in Alberta, Canada, and beyond.

This episode was taped live on Nov. 22, 2023 at the Ampersand in Calgary. Listen to the podcast episode, Energy vs Carbon Removal, or watch it on YouTube below. Subscribe to the series, Energy vs Climate.  

Season 5 of Energy vs. Climate is produced with support from UCalgary’s Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the university’s Global Research Initiative.