Potential CO2 reduction by fuel substitution to generate electricity in Malaysia

Masjuki, Haji Hassan and Mahlia, T.M.I. and Choudhury, I.A. and Saidur, Rahman (2002) Potential CO2 reduction by fuel substitution to generate electricity in Malaysia. Energy Conversion and Management, 43 (6). pp. 763-770. ISSN 0196-8904, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/s0196-8904(01)00074-7.

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Because of changing fossil fuel prices, sources and environmental consciousness, Malaysian utilities have been forced to change the type of energy sources to generate electricity. This new policy of electricity generation companies will change fuel use gradually from 70 gas, 15 coal, 10 hydro and 5 petroleum in the year 2000 to 40 gas, 30 hydro, 29 coal and only 1 petroleum in the year or 2020. These changes tend to reduce CO2 emission. This study attempts to predict the potential CO2 reduction due to these changes. The calculation is based on CO2 emission for unit electricity generated and the changing type of fuel percentages for electricity generation in Malaysia. The study found that the substitution will reduce CO2 emission from power plants in this country.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Masjuki, HH Mahlia, TMI Choudhury, IA Saidur, R
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greenhouse gas emissions; Carbon dioxide; Energy sources; Malaysia.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 03:41
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 07:36
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6917

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