Emission Trading Impact to GHG Changes in Power Production towards Green Deal Target
2021 IEEE 62nd International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2021): Conference Proceedings
Greenhouse gas reduction is one of the main objectives of EU climate and energy policy. RES targets for energy
sectors are highly important as these sectors in 2018 contributed to 35% of all CO2 emissions in the European Union. This paper aims by using publicly available statistics to determine whether an increase in the share of RES in energy consumption necessarily results in a reduction of the overall CO2 emissions and particularly from energy production sectors, as well as what aspects should be taken into account when comparing results from different countries. The results show that, overall, the increase of RES corresponds to reduction of GHG; however, when comparing individual countries normalization of statistical data regarding hydropower generation and net import/export balance of electricity is recommended.
CO2 emissions; energy sector; electricity generation
Bariss, U., Dolge, K., Kaķis, R., Blumberga, D. Emission Trading Impact to GHG Changes in Power Production towards Green Deal Target. No: 2021 IEEE 62nd International Scientific Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering of Riga Technical University (RTUCON 2021): Conference Proceedings, Latvija, Riga, 15.-17. novembris, 2021. Piscataway: IEEE, 2021, 1.-5.lpp. ISBN 978-1-6654-3805-6. e-ISBN 978-1-6654-3804-9. Pieejams: doi:10.1109/RTUCON53541.2021.9711734