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How much CO2 emissions do we reduce by saving electricity? A focus on methods

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  • Harmsen, Robert
  • Graus, Wina

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In this paper we evaluate two approaches for estimating CO2 emission reduction from electricity savings: one based on average CO2 intensities of electricity generation and another that relies on marginal CO2 intensities.

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  • Harmsen, Robert & Graus, Wina, 2013. "How much CO2 emissions do we reduce by saving electricity? A focus on methods," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 803-812.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:60:y:2013:i:c:p:803-812
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.05.059
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    Electricity savings; CO2 emission reduction; CO2 intensity;

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