Preliminary exploration on low-carbon technology roadmap of China's power sector

Chen, Qixin, Kang, Chongqing, Xia, Qing and Guan, Dabo (2011) Preliminary exploration on low-carbon technology roadmap of China's power sector. Energy, 36 (3). pp. 1500-1512. ISSN 1873-6785

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Climate change poses huge challenges to the sustainable development of human society. As a major CO2 emission source, decarbonization of power sector is fundamental for CO2 emission abatement. Therefore, considering the " carbon lock-in" effects, it's critical to formulate an appropriate roadmap for low-carbon generation technologies. In this paper, key low-carbon technology solutions are firstly identified according to their developing prospects and the fundamental realities of China's power sector. Then, costs, reduction effects and potentials for the key technology options are evaluated. On this basis, typical scenarios are selected and a scenario set is established which identifies and incorporates the key low carbon factors, and a multi-scenario analysis is implemented to China's power sector based on a comprehensive power mix planning model. Then, contributions of CO2 reduction among the key technology solutions are revealed. Prospect for CO2 emission reduction is discussed, which informs the possible emission trajectories towards 2030. Finally, low-carbon technology roadmaps under specific scenarios are elaborated, which implies corresponding optimal evolution of power generation mix.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon capture and storage,low-carbon technologies,power mix planning,scenario analysis,technology roadmap,energy(all),pollution,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2100
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 23:10
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:20
DOI: 10.1016/

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