The feasibility of low CO2 concentration targets and the role of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC 1992) calls for stabilization of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. We use three global energy system models to investigate the technological and economic attainability of meeting CO2 concentration targets below current levels. Our scenario studies reveal that while energy portfolios from a broad range of energy technologies are needed to attain low concentrations, negative emission technologies-e.g., biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)-significantly enhances the possibility to meet low concentration targets (at around 350 ppm CO2).

Författare

Christian Azar

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

Kristian Lindgren

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Fysisk resursteori

M. Obersteiner

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

K. Rihai

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

D. van Duuren

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

M.G.J den Elzen

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Kenneth Möllersten

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

E.D. Larsson

Climate Central

Princeton University

Climatic Change

0165-0009 (ISSN) 1573-1480 (eISSN)

Vol. 100 1 195-202

Ämneskategorier

Fysik

Övrig annan teknik

Annan naturresursteknik

Annan fysik

Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap

DOI

10.1007/s10584-010-9832-7

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2017-10-07