Carbon removal's awkward phase

Despite major investments, mid-century removal targets are far off.

November 8, 2023
The Latitude podcast from Latitude Media

The market for engineered carbon removal is starting to resemble, well, a real market.

Tax credits. Billions in government support. Corporate buyers. A wide range of startups that are picking up investment and working toward commercial deployment. They’re all helping push forward the use of machines to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

But the path to gigaton scale is not yet clear. And there’s a big gap between promises and reality.

For this episode, editor Lisa Martine Jenkins presents a story from staff writer Maeve Allsup about how the carbon removal industry is in its “figuring it out” phase.

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