Achieving A Sustainable Global Energy System: Identifying by Asami Miketa, Keywan Riahi, Richard Alexander Roehrl, Leo

By Asami Miketa, Keywan Riahi, Richard Alexander Roehrl, Leo Schrattenholzer

Sustainable improvement and worldwide weather swap have figured prominently in medical research and foreign policymaking because the early Nineteen Nineties. This e-book formulates expertise options that would result in environmentally sustainable power structures, in accordance with an research of worldwide weather switch matters utilizing the concept that of sustainable improvement. The authors concentrate on environmentally appropriate, long term know-how advancements in the worldwide strength approach, whereas additionally contemplating features of financial and social sustainability. The authors study a great number of replacement eventualities and illustrate the variations among those who meet the standards for sustainable improvement and people who don't. due to their research, they determine various promising socio-economic and environmental improvement paths which are in line with sustainable improvement. One sustainable-development situation and its coverage implications are then awarded intimately from a know-how switch point of view. The authors suggest bold objectives for expertise adoption which are judged to accomplish the specified socio-economic and environmental ambitions. even if the optimum coverage combine to pursue those ambitions is obviously country-specific, the authors recommend that energy-related R&D that results in expertise functionality advancements and the promoting of expertise adoption in area of interest markets are the coverage suggestions with the intention to yield the main major long term advantages. Policymakers, economists and researchers engaged on sustainability, power economics, and expertise switch and innovation will welcome this topical and hugely readable publication.

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Accordingly, the ranges for fossil-based fuel cells, for gas combined-cycle and for advanced coal technologies (for example, IGCC) are particularly wide in these two scenario sets. The sustainable-development (SD) scenarios feature much more narrow ranges for the future market shares of fossil-fuel power plants than the other 44 Achieving a sustainable global energy system two scenario sets. 6). By the same token, the SD scenarios feature narrow ranges around high median future market shares of hydrogen-based fuel cells.

Using this range instead of the central value would embed our results in a rather wide (and perhaps confusing) ‘uncertainty range’ for global mean temperature change in 2100 (relative to 1990). 0ºC). ) (GtC) 48 Achieving a sustainable global energy system 35 A1G 30 A1C 25 Historical 20 High-impact scenarios A2 Scenario projections A1 15 B2 10 Stabilization scenarios (550ppmv) B1G 5 B1 0 1900 1950 2000 Year B1T Sustainable 2100 development scenarios 2050 Note: Actual data from 1850 to 1990 are according to Marland et al.

This approximates the effects of the carbon cycle by using a time profile of CO2 absorption by a variety of sinks, most notably the oceans. , 1996), as constraints on annual emissions. Using trajectories constrains carbon emissions in each time Energy–economy–environment scenarios at IIASA-ECS 31 period and thus eliminates the flexibility in time of emission mitigation, but appears to us as a reasonable simplification. As we shall illustrate below, our emission paths are very similar to the equivalent WRE paths.

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