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Options for change in the Australian energy profile.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22736385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Climate change is occurring largely as a result of increasing CO(2) emissions whose reduction requires greater efficiency in energy production and use and diversification of energy sources away from fossil fuels. These issues were central to the United Nation climate change discussions in Durban in December 2011 where it was agreed that a legally binding agreement to decrease greenhouse gas emissions should be reached by 2015. In the interim, nations were left with the agreement reached at the analogous 2009 Copenhagen and 2010 Cancun meetings that atmospheric CO(2) levels should be constrained to limit the global temperature rise to 2 °C. However, the route to this objective was largely left to individual nations to decide. It is within this context that options for reduction in the 95 % fossil fuel dependency and high CO(2) emissivity of the Australian energy profile using current technologies are considered. It is shown that electricity generation in particular presents significant options for changing to a less fossil fuel dependent and CO(2) emissive energy profile.
Authors:
Stephen F Lincoln
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-06-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ambio     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0044-7447     ISO Abbreviation:  Ambio     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-08     Completed Date:  2013-01-14     Revised Date:  2013-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364220     Medline TA:  Ambio     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  841-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Australia
Carbon Dioxide / analysis
Climate Change*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
142M471B3J/Carbon Dioxide
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