Toward a CO2 zero emissions energy system in the Middle East Region

Farzaneh, Hooman, McLellan, Benjamin and Ishihara, Keichi N. (2016) Toward a CO2 zero emissions energy system in the Middle East Region. International Journal of Green Energy, 13 7: 682-694. doi:10.1080/15435075.2014.889014


Author Farzaneh, Hooman
McLellan, Benjamin
Ishihara, Keichi N.
Title Toward a CO2 zero emissions energy system in the Middle East Region
Formatted title
Toward a CO2 zero emissions energy system in the Middle East Region
Journal name International Journal of Green Energy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-5075
1543-5083
Publication date 2016
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15435075.2014.889014
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 13
Issue 7
Start page 682
End page 694
Total pages 13
Place of publication New York NY, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Climate change and energy security are global challenges requiring concerted attention and action by all of the world’s countries. Under these conditions, energy supplier and exporter countries in the Middle East region are experiencing further challenges, such as increasing domestic energy demand while energy exports have to concurrently be kept at high levels. Middle East countries process the largest proven oil and gas reserves in the world and contribute a large fraction of the world’s CO2 emissions from the use of these as fuels both domestically and internationally. This paper addresses different policies that could dramatically change the future course of the Middle East region toward a zero CO2 emission energy system. To this aim, an integrated energy supply–demand model has been developed to analyze required commitments including renewable energy and energy efficiency targets and the potential of nuclear power, all of which should need to be considered in order to reduce CO2 emissions by 2100. The results indicate that nearly 43% of the global energy of the Middle East region can be supplied from non-fossil fuel resources in 2100.
Keyword Energy system
Middle East
Optimization model
Renewable energy
Zero emissions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Created: Mon, 05 Oct 2015, 14:51:36 EST by Dr Benjamin Craig Mclellan on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining