Copenhagen and Decarbonising the Power Sector 2010

Joan MacNaughton, Alstom

The need for decarbonising power generation is set out, in the context of global carbon emissions, abatement scenarios and investment implications. Alstom’s approach to these is described in terms of technology mixes (nuclear and renewables), production efficiency and CCS. Detailed information on CCS is provided covering: the various processes (post-combustion, oxy-combustion and pre-combustion); the economics of CCS; large scale demonstration; the need for a policy framework; and a roadmap for its development. This is set out against the approach within The Copenhagen Accord and what this may or may not deliver.

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