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Title: Low-stabilisation scenarios and technologies for carbon capture and sequestration
Authors: Bauer, N.Edenhofer, O.Leimbach, M.
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Issue Date: 2009
Published in: Energy Procedia Vol. 1 (2009), No. 1
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier
Abstract: Endogenous technology scenarios for meeting low stabilization CO2 targets are derived in this study and assessed regarding emission reductions and mitigation costs. The aim is to indentify the most important technology options for achieving low stabilization targets. The significance of an option is indicated by its achieved emission reduction and the mitigation cost increase, if this option were not available. Quantitative results are computed using a global multi-regional hard-linked hybrid model that integrates the economy, the energy sector and the climate system. The model endogenously determines the optimal deployment of technologies subject to a constraint on climate change. The alternative options in the energy sector comprise the most important mitigation technologies: renewables, biomass, nuclear, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), and biomass with CCS as well as energy efficiency improvements. The results indicate that the availability of CCS technologies and espec. biomass with CCS is highly desirable for achieving low stabilization goals at low costs. The option of nuclear energy is different: although it could play an important role in the primary energy mix, mitigation costs would only mildly increase, if it could not be expanded. Therefore, in order to promote prudent climate change mitigation goals, support of CCS technologies reduces the costs and-thus-is desirable from a social point of view. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Biomass; Carbon Capture and Sequestration; Hybrid Models; Low-stabilization; Carbon Capture and Sequestration; Carbon capture and sequestrations; Climate change mitigation; Climate system; Emission reduction; Energy efficiency improvements; Energy sector; Hybrid model; Hybrid Models; Low costs; Low-stabilization; Mitigation costs; Optimal deployment; Primary energy mix; Quantitative result; Renewables; Stabilisation; Stabilization target; Technology options; Technology scenarios; Biomass; Costs; Emission control; Energy efficiency; Gas emissions; Hybrid sensors; Power generation; Stabilization; Technology; Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylenes; Climate change
DDC: 550
License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 Unported
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