CO2 emissions accounting: Whether, how, and when different allocation methods should be used
2014 (English)In: Energy, ISSN 0360-5442, Vol. 68, 811-818 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
CO2 abatement and the transition to sustainable energy systems are of great concern, calling for investments in both old and new technologies. There are many perspectives on how to account for these emissions, not least when it comes to how the roles of different alternative energy production options should be emphasized. Confusion and conflicting interests regarding the appropriate accounting methods for allocating CO2 emissions interfere with effective energy policy and the efficient use of corporate and national resources. Possible investments in the Stockholm district heating network and how they interact with the electric power grid illustrate the influence of different accounting methods on alternative energy production options. The results indicate that, for several abatement options, performance in terms of reduced CO2 emissions might be either improved or degraded depending on whether or how alternative electricity production is accounted for. The results provide guidelines for whether, how, and when different allocation methods are appropriate, guidelines relevant to academia, industrial leaders, and policymakers in multiple areas related to power production and consumption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 68, 811-818 p.
District heating, Emissions accounting, Power production
Energy Engineering Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-142659DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.01.098ISI: 000335874300085ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898039009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-142659DiVA: diva2:704072
ProjectsInvestments in energy efficiency and climate change abatement: revising marginal cost curves as an optimization model
FunderSwedish Energy Agency, 35894-1
QC 201406132014-03-112014-03-112015-04-14Bibliographically approved