Environmental impact of alternative fuel mix in electricity generation in Malaysia

Abdul Hamid Jafar, Abul Quasem Al-Amin, Chamhuri Siwar

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Abstract

The Fuel Diversification Strategy was incorporated into the Malaysian National Energy Policy in order to achieve a more balanced consumption of fuel, namely gas, hydro, coal and petroleum. The objective of this paper is to evaluate changes in CO2, SO2 and NOx emission due to changes in the fuel mix specified in the Fuel Diversification Strategy. Using the environmental extended Leontief's input-output framework it was found that the fuel mix as envisioned by the Fuel Diversification Strategy generates higher CO2, SO2 and NOx emissions. As such, to ensure a sustainable energy policy, the proposed fuel mix must be accompanied by efficiency gain so that the negative impact on the environment could be mitigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2229-2235
Number of pages7
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

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Alternative fuels
Environmental impact
Electricity
Energy policy
Gas fuels
Crude oil
Coal

Keywords

  • Electricity
  • Input-output analysis
  • Malaysian economy
  • Pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Environmental impact of alternative fuel mix in electricity generation in Malaysia. / Jafar, Abdul Hamid; Al-Amin, Abul Quasem; Siwar, Chamhuri.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 33, No. 10, 10.2008, p. 2229-2235.

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Jafar, Abdul Hamid ; Al-Amin, Abul Quasem ; Siwar, Chamhuri. / Environmental impact of alternative fuel mix in electricity generation in Malaysia. In: Renewable Energy. 2008 ; Vol. 33, No. 10. pp. 2229-2235.
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