Use of renewable energy presents great potential for mitigating CO2 emissions in east China

Authors
Citation
Xh. Xu et Dh. Wang, Use of renewable energy presents great potential for mitigating CO2 emissions in east China, ENERG SOURC, 23(1), 2001, pp. 19-26
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environmental Engineering & Energy
Journal title
ENERGY SOURCES
ISSN journal
0090-8312 → ACNP
Volume
23
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
19 - 26
Database
ISI
SICI code
0090-8312(200101)23:1<19:UOREPG>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Two major approaches exist for mitigating CO2 emission in east China (inclu ding Jiangsu province, Zhejiang province. and Shanghai City, also called JZ S district). One is to raise the efficiency of energy use and conserve ener gy. The other is to gradually change the structure of the energy system, th at is, to advocate the use of alternative energy, such as hydropower, solar energy, wind energy, and biomass. and in the meantime decrease the use of fossil fuels. The latter approach will be studied in this paper for the JZS district. The use of renewable energy is very small, less than 0.5% of the total energy supply in 1990 (except for the now available hydraulic power generation, which accounts for 5.5% of the total energy supply today). It i s estimated that the use of renewable energy will reach 5.78 Mtce, 2.8% of the total energy supply in 2000. The use of renewable energy will reduce CO 2 emissions by 15.3 Mt, 5.6% of the emission level in 1990. By 2010, the us e of renewable energy will reach 18.75 Mtce, reducing CO2 emission by 49.65 Mt, 18.1% of the emissions in 1990.