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中国碳捕集与封存示范和推广路线图
中国碳捕集与封存示范和推广路线图

22nd December 2015

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

路线图就中国对该项创新技术的准备情况以及大规模推广该技术(以达到近期、中期和远期的优先减排目标)的紧迫性,为决策者提供了科学的信息咨询。作为一份实用性很强的文件,该路线图推荐了十三五计划期间和2020年以后在中国分阶段实施碳捕集与封存的具体行动方案。

Chinese translation of Roadmap for carbon capture and storage demonstration and deployment in the People's Republic of China.

 

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Roadmap for carbon capture and storage demonstration and deployment in the People's Republic of China
Roadmap for carbon capture and storage demonstration and deployment in the People's Republic of China

2nd December 2015

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 capture, CO2 storage, CO2 utilisation, Domestic policy, Law and regulation, Policy, Use and storage (CCUS)

This Roadmap provides information on how China could achieve its climate goals through policy measures that encourage the deployment of CCS out to 2050. The work draws from economic modelling by experts at The Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University, and The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Additional Work Package Reports

  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Work Package 1 Report - Review of CCS Roadmaps (March 2015)
  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Work Package 4 Report - CCS Regulatory Framework for the People's Republic of China (March 2015)
  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Work Package 5a Report and 5b Report - Opportunities for CCS Deployment in the People's Republic of China under Low Carbon Transformation Scenarios (Mar 2015)
  • Road Map for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Demonstration and Deployment: Component B - Oxy-Fuel Combustion Technology Assessment

Insights about this report, from Lawrence Irlam (Global CCS Institute Senior Adviser Policy & Economics), Tony Wood (the Grattan Institute’s Energy Program), and Annika Seiler (Finance Specialist (Energy) with the Asian Development Bank (ADB)) are available on the Global CCS Institute website.

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ADB Technical Assistance Project: Aspen simulation and evaluation of economic feasibility of CO2 capture for Gaojing gas fired power plant
ADB Technical Assistance Project: Aspen simulation and evaluation of economic feasibility of CO2 capture for Gaojing gas fired power plant

1st September 2014

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Economics, Use and storage (CCUS)

This research project is an extension of the ADB-PRC joint initiative, Study on Carbon Capture and Storage in Natural Gas-Based Power Plants (TA-8001-PRC). What follows is a bottom-up economic assessment of the proposed Gaojing combined heat and power (CHP) CCS plant that:

  • Evaluates CO2 capture energy consumption in different scenarios and optimize that consumption
  • Makes an economic feasibility evaluation of Gaojing CHP’s CO2 capture retrofitting
  • Evaluates the advantages of meeting capture-ready criteria in subsequent CCS implementation
  • Recommends the capture-ready conditions for Gaojing CHP at different carbon capture rates

 

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People’s Republic of China: study on carbon capture and storage in natural gas-based power plants
People’s Republic of China: study on carbon capture and storage in natural gas-based power plants

1st February 2014

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Use and storage (CCUS)

This is the final report of the ADB-PRC joint initiative, Study on Carbon Capture and Storage in Natural Gas-Based Power Plants (TA-8001-PRC). The overall aim is to provide the critical strategic analysis needed to compare various CCS options at this early stage of CCS development for gas fired combined heat and power plants, in order to provide options for the feasibility of near-zero CO2 emission gas based plants in major urban locations within China.

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Same energy, more power: accelerating energy efficiency in Asia
Same energy, more power: accelerating energy efficiency in Asia

10th October 2013

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Economics, Energy efficiency, Law and regulation, Policy, Project financing

This ADB report identifies a 1%–4% investment in energy efficiency, as a share of overall energy sector investment, can meet as much as 25% of the projected increase in primary energy consumption in developing Asian countries by 2030. This cost-effective investment, in turn, can boost regional energy security by tempering the need for imported energy, as most countries in the region, 2 decades from now, will produce 50% or less of the energy they require. More generally, robust deployment of energy efficiency can relieve pressure on existing energy infrastructure while reducing emissions and other pollutants that harm air quality and contribute to climate change.

This report identifies key areas of interest for accelerating energy efficiency investments. The report also examines global and regional trends that are driving Asia’s energy demand and the resulting policy and regulatory environment for energy efficiency.

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Energy outlook for Asia and the Pacific
Energy outlook for Asia and the Pacific

1st October 2013

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Energy efficiency, Law and regulation, Policy, Renewables

This 2013 edition of the Asian Development Bank’s Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific projects through to 2035, forecasting policy, social, infrastructure and technology issues that must be addresses to meet future energy needs of the region.

The authors estimate increased CO2 emissions in a business as usual scenario where they project that the demand for coal, oil and gas will rise.

They present an alternative case to consider the future energy savings potential as well as CO2 emissions reduction potential in Asia and the Pacific through the deployment of advanced technologies for energy savings and a shift toward low-carbon technologies.

 

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Prospects for carbon capture and storage in Southeast Asia
Prospects for carbon capture and storage in Southeast Asia

1st September 2013

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB), Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, Use and storage (CCUS)

CCS faces serious challenges in developing countries due to pressing concerns regarding energy security,energy prices, technological risks, costs and capacity limitations. However, if CCS is to provide meaningful reductions worldwide, it must be increasingly put to use in developing countries where the strongest growth in fossil energy use and emissions are likely to occur. Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam have been selected as the focus countries for this study on CCS. They represent a dynamic group of economies that are projected to grow 4%–5% annually over the next decade. Such economic growth will be accompanied by high energy growth, much of which will continue to be met by fossil fuels. Building on past CCS studies in the region, this report offers a clear actionable road map for CCS development. It identifies potential pilot projects across the four countries which could provide the basis for future demonstration and commercial-scale projects. Insights and recommendations from this study will be relevant to a wide range of stakeholders seeking to advance CCS in the region.

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Low-carbon development in small and medium-sized cities in the People’s Republic of China: challenges and opportunities
Low-carbon development in small and medium-sized cities in the People’s Republic of China: challenges and opportunities

1st June 2013

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Economics, Renewables

This Asian Development Bank Brief explains that Asian cities are growing, facing complex financial and human resources limitations, and could subsequently couple low-carbon development with socioeconomic growth. 

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Pacific energy update 2013
Pacific energy update 2013

1st June 2013

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Energy efficiency, Renewables

The report describes the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) work on their 2013 portfolio of Pacific energy projects, and summarises proposed assistance for 2014.

The ADB works to assist in the development of the energy sector in 14 Pacific developing member countries through technical assistance, loan, and grant financing. ADB provides support for the rehabilitation and expansion of power sector infrastructure, improvement of electricity access rates, expansion of renewable energy generation, and improvement of end-use efficiency.

 

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Guidelines for climate proofing investment in the energy sector
Guidelines for climate proofing investment in the energy sector

1st May 2013

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Renewables

This Asian Development Bank publication acts as a step-by-step guide for project teams wishing to incorporate climate change adaptation measures into energy investment projects.

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Development of solar and wind power in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Development of solar and wind power in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

24th April 2013

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Topic(s): Law and regulation, Policy, Renewables, Solar energy, Wind energy

This publication analyses the performance of India's Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in their efforts towards installing solar and wind energy. It attempts to distil the reasons for their success, albeit using two very different renewable energy programs. It also covers the major initiatives taken by the country in the form of policy and regulations including the formation of a full-fledged Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Electricity Act, 2003, the National Electricity Policy, 2005, the National Tariff Policy, 2006, Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, 2005, and Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

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Funding carbon capture and storage in developing countries
Funding carbon capture and storage in developing countries

1st March 2012

Organisation(s): Asian Development Bank (ADB), Global CCS Institute, World Bank, World Resources Institute

Topic(s): Capacity development, Carbon capture, Incentive mechanisms, Project financing, Use and storage (CCUS)

In order for CCS to play its role in reducing global CO2 emissions on a significant scale, it will need to be deployed in developed and developing countries, particularly given that it is expected that all of the net fossil fuel growth (and associated CO2 emissions) will be in developing countries in the coming decades.

While there is a strong climate change case for supporting CCS, there is currently only a relatively weak ‘business case’ for CCS in most developing countries. This report, developed for the Third Clean Energy Ministerial Meeting held in London on 25-26 April 2012, makes recommendations to Ministers on the need for short- and medium-term funding.

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