The efficiency of a fossil-fired plant has a direct effect on its CO2 emissions. Efficiencies of coal-fired power plants vary considerably around the world, and there is a potential for major CO2 emissions savings by upgrading or replacements. This report provides estimates of the potential emissions savings through efficiency improvements and plant replacements using modern systems (clean coal technologies), for six coal-consuming countries. These are China, India, South Africa (non-OECD), the USA, Australia and the UK (OECD). In the future, CO2 capture and storage is likely to provide an economic means to reduce emissions further, and savings from this are also estimated.
Title: CO2 reductions from CCTs and CO2 capture, CCC/200
Author(s): Colin Henderson, Paul Baruya
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-9029-519-8
Publication Date: 01/07/2012