Overall Project Objectives
The main focus of the project will be the role of government in a particular form of climate intervention that is being discussed now: atmospheric carbon reduction.
The principal investigation will include the following tasks:
Examples of work tasks to be performed by assistant:
Summarize information from 2019 congressional testimony
The Energy 202: Congress has held at least 15 climate hearings since Democrats won the House By Dino Grandoni March 7 2019
a. Obtain a list of the 15 hearings
b. Prepare a 2-3 page summary; show:
Hearing Title & topics covered
Name of committee that held the hearing
Information on each Committee Chair, Members, affiliations
c. For hearings that contain relevant info -- Review testimony to see if there is information on:
Carbon Capture & Storage/Carbon Removal
metrics on atmospheric CO2 reduction
metrics/tools for assessing/evaluating the efficiency of atmospheric CO2 removal
Review & summarize published estimates of annual CO2 removal rates, using existing online sources.
Produce a short (2-3) page paper:
List source; date; amount of GtCO2/yr removed by natural removal methods and by technological methods.
Note: Project Director has identified quite a few sources already and will provide this list to assistant. Assistant will perform research to identify additional significant sources, then product the 2-3 page paper.
Locate, download and send to project director articles, papers, etc. as requested.
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