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Media coverage of four carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in Germany

Analysis of 1,115 regional newspaper articles
: Pietzner, Katja; Schwarz, André; Dütschke, Elisabeth; Schumann, Diana

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Energy Procedia 63 (2014), S.7141-7148
ISSN: 1876-6102
International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT) <12, 2014, Austin/Tex.>
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer ISI ()
CCS; CO2 onshore storage; public perception; media coverage; Germany

The results presented in this article illustrate how the local public was informed on specific Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects by regional newspapers in Germany. The analyzed articles were published in four daily newspapers within the German regions where four CO2 onshore storage projects took place or have been planned. The articles were published between 2007 and 2011. In total, 1,115 newspaper articles about the four CO2 onshore storage projects were gathered and analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. Our results showed that the regional media coverage of CCS projects in Germany reached peaks in 2009 and 2010. The main topics changed within the media coverage and it is worth mentioning to what extent the media coverage of CCS disregarded topics with regard to economic, technical, ecological or scientific aspects on CCS. The overall evaluation of CCS within the articles is negative. While commercial CCS projects received more negative evaluation across newspaper articles; opinions about the research and industry project Ketzin were more neutral.