Decarbonization_Wedges_report_ancre0-1

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December 2d, 2015

Publication of an ANCRE report based on the DDPP
ANCRE (Alliance Nationale de Coordination de la Recherche pour l’Energie), the French alliance coordinating research on energy, published on December 2nd “Decarbonization Wedges” report [PDF-5 Mo], based on the results of the DDPP.

The analysis of the choices involved in the DDPP study for each country enabled to identify the major low-carbon technologies or technology groups and to assess their contribution to the overall emission reduction objective. On this basis, the Decarbonization Wedges (DW) study aims at identifying the main levers implemented to achieve the deep decarbonization of energy systems.

Faster-Cleaner-Decarbonization-in-the-Power-Transport-Sectors-1

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December 1st, 2015

Microsoft Word - Paper_Implementing climate change mitigation

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December, 2015

Brazil in the Anthropocene

© 2017 – Routledge
368 pages

Conflicts between predatory development and environmental policies

Contribution of Emilio La Rovere, Claudio Gesteira, Carolina Grottera and William Wills from the DDPP Brazilian team to the chapter entitled “Pathways to a low carbon economy in Brazil”, using the DDP scenario for Brazil.

Volume 115, Part 3,
15 November 2016,
Pages 1623–1631

The need for deep decarbonisation in the energy intensive basic materials industry is increasingly recognised. In light of the vast future potential for renewable electricity the implications of electrifying the production of basic materials in the European Union was explored in a what-if thought-experiment. The results have been published in Energy, Volume 115, part 3.

Production of steel, cement, glass, lime, petrochemicals, chlorine and ammonia required 125 terawatt-hours of electricity and 851 terawatt-hours of fossil fuels for energetic purposes and 671 terawatt-hours of fossil fuels as feedstock in EU28 in 2010. The resulting carbon dioxide emissions were equivalent to 9% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

A complete shift of the energy demand as well as the resource base of feedstocks to electricity would result in an electricity demand of 1 713 terawatt-hours about 1 200 terawatt-hours of which would be for producing hydrogen and hydrocarbons for feedstock and energy purposes.

With increased material efficiency and some share of bio-based materials and biofuels the electricity demand can be much lower. The analysis suggests that electrification of basic materials production is technically possible but could have major implications on how the industry and the electric systems interact. It also entails substantial changes in relative prices for electricity and hydrocarbon fuels.

decarbonisation

The need for deep decarbonisation in the energy intensive basic materials industry is increasingly recognised. In light of the vast future potential for renewable electricity the implications of electrifying the production of basic materials in the European Union was explored in a what-if thought-experiment. The results have been published in Energy, Volume 115, part 3.

Production of steel, cement, glass, lime, petrochemicals, chlorine and ammonia required 125 terawatt-hours of electricity and 851 terawatt-hours of fossil fuels for energetic purposes and 671 terawatt-hours of fossil fuels as feedstock in EU28 in 2010. The resulting carbon dioxide emissions were equivalent to 9% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

A complete shift of the energy demand as well as the resource base of feedstocks to electricity would result in an electricity demand of 1 713 terawatt-hours about 1 200 terawatt-hours of which would be for producing hydrogen and hydrocarbons for feedstock and energy purposes.

With increased material efficiency and some share of bio-based materials and biofuels the electricity demand can be much lower. The analysis suggests that electrification of basic materials production is technically possible but could have major implications on how the industry and the electric systems interact. It also entails substantial changes in relative prices for electricity and hydrocarbon fuels.