Offshore Wind: A Platform Opportunity for Carbon Removal
Offshore wind (OSW) is a critical tool in our efforts to decarbonize the energy sector, one of the global community’s primary tasks in confronting the climate emergency. Beyond OSW, the vast majority of climate work and investment must focus on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and decarbonizing the global economy more generally, in order to reach a target of net-zero emissions by 2050. However certain emissions sectors – such as agriculture, shipping, and aviation – will be impossible to abate in a climate-relevant time-frame. As such, there is growing scientific consensus that carbon dioxide removal (CDR) will be required at immense scale – 1.5 to 3.1 gigatonnes (Gts) or more.