Co-benefits analysis on climate change and environmental effects of wind-power: a case study from Xinjiang, China

Ma, Zhixiao, Xue, Bing, Geng, Yong, Ren, Wanxia, Fujita, Tsuyoshi, Zhang, Zilong, Puppim de Oliveira, José A., Jacques, David A. and Xi, Fengming, (2013). Co-benefits analysis on climate change and environmental effects of wind-power: a case study from Xinjiang, China. Renewable Energy, 57 35-42

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    Author Ma, Zhixiao
    Xue, Bing
    Geng, Yong
    Ren, Wanxia
    Fujita, Tsuyoshi
    Zhang, Zilong
    Puppim de Oliveira, José A.
    Jacques, David A.
    Xi, Fengming
    Title Co-benefits analysis on climate change and environmental effects of wind-power: a case study from Xinjiang, China
    Appearing in Renewable Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
    Volume 57
    Publication Date 2013-09
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 35
    End page 42
    Language eng
    Abstract The combustion of fossil fuel contributes to not only global warming but also the emissions of air pollutants. In China, the rapid growth of energy consumption leads to a large quantity of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutant emissions. Although many measures have been proposed by the local governments to mitigate the GHG emissions and improve air quality, limited economic resources slow the efforts of the local government to implement measures to control both types of emissions. The co-benefits approach can use resources efficiently to solve multiple environmental problems. In this study, we first calculated the CO2 and air pollutants (SO2, NOx and PM2.5) emissions in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Then, the co-benefits of wind power, including mitigation of CO2 and air pollutants (SO2, NOx and PM2.5) emissions and water savings, were assessed and quantified in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The results demonstrate that, during the 11th five-year period (2006–2010), emissions mitigation by wind power accounted for 4.88% (1065 × 104 t) of CO2, 4.31% (4.38 × 104 t) of SO2, 8.23% (3.41 × 104 t) of NOx and 4.23% (0.32 × 104 t) of PM2.5 emission by the thermal power sector. The total economic co-benefits of wind power accounted for 0.46% (1.38 billion 2009US$) of the GDP of Xinjiang during 2006–2010.
    UNBIS Thesaurus CLIMATE CHANGE
    WIND POWER
    Keyword Co-benefit
    Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
    Copyright Holder Elsevier
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 0960-1481
    DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2013.01.018
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