Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Lisa Chacón; Benjamin Hornblow; Daniel Johnson; Chris Walker , pp. 113. TEK/avd. för maskinteknik, 2006.

The work

Författare / Author: Lisa Chacón, Benjamin Hornblow, Daniel Johnson, Chris Walker
Titel / Title: Strategic Sustainable Development for the Stationary Power Sector: Is Carbon Capture and Storage a Strategic Investment for the Future?
Abstrakt Abstract:

An examination of the stationary power sector is performed using The Natural Step framework and Sustainability Principles (SP), in order to aid decision makers in developing policy to balance energy needs while reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in order to address climate change.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is evaluated for its sustainability aspects, and is found to be a potentially sustainable approach which can be a bridging technology to a more sustainable energy mix, as well as a remediation technology which can remove CO2 from the atmosphere when
utilized in combination with biomass fuel.
Initial actions for restructuring the stationary power sector should emphasise demand reduction and efficiency efforts, followed by switching to renewable energy sources. If the first two strategies can not provide sufficient CO2 reductions, then investments in CCS technology may be an appropriate choice. CCS with coal-fired power can be a means to decouple CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use, but other SP violations associated with coal use must also be fully addressed before this strategy can be considered a truly sustainable option.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Energy
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Capture and Storage, Stationary Power, Policy, Strategic Sustainable Development, Sustainability Principles

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 07/03/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Examinator / Examiner: David Waldron
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för maskinteknik
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00

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