The feasibility of low CO2 concentration targets and the role of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)

Azar C, Lindgren K, Obersteiner M, Riahi K, van Vuuren DP, den Elzen KMG, Moellersten K, & Larson ED (2010). The feasibility of low CO2 concentration targets and the role of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Climatic Change 100 (1): 195-202. DOI:10.1007/s10584-010-9832-7.

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Abstract

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 neded 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 30 ppm CO2).

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Forestry (FOR)
Bibliographic Reference: Climatic Change; 100(1):195-202 (May 2010) (Published online 19 May 2010)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2016 16:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9245

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