The effects of changes in the UK energy demand and environmental legislation on atmospheric pollution by carbon dioxide

F. B. Blakemore*, C. Davies, J. G. Isaac

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    Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

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    It has been demonstrated that the combustion of fossil fuel accounts for 97% of the carbon dioxide generated in the UK. The demand for primary energy over the 1970-1994 period has only marginally increased, however the demand for natural gas which has a significantly lower carbon content per unit of energy than other fuels accounts largely for the lowering of carbon dioxide emissions. The enactment UK/EU Environmental Legislation coupled with Worm Agreements accounts for a significant lowering of carbon dioxide emissions over this period. Future predictions suggest that a further downturn in carbon dioxide emissions will take place over the 1990-2000 period, followed by a pronounced increase over the 2000-2020 period. The expansion of the use of CCGT and/or the introduction of the IGCC and the SUPC in the power generating sector provides an opportunity for a further reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    Tudalennau (o-i)273-303
    Nifer y tudalennau31
    CyfnodolynApplied Energy
    Cyfrol59
    Rhif cyhoeddi4
    Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
    StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 1998

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