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Fossil fuel and CO2 emissions savings on a high renewable electricity system – A single year case study for Ireland

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  • Clancy, J.M.
  • Gaffney, F.
  • Deane, J.P.
  • Curtis, J.
  • Ó Gallachóir, B.P.

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Several electricity systems supply significant proportions of electricity from weather dependent renewable sources. Different quantification methods have estimated the associated historical savings of fuel and CO2 emissions. Primary energy equivalent and econometric methods do not readily quantify factors like operational changes to fossil fuel generation arising from the integration renewable energy. Dispatch models can overcome these limitations, but are generally applied to future scenarios.

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  • Clancy, J.M. & Gaffney, F. & Deane, J.P. & Curtis, J. & Ó Gallachóir, B.P., 2015. "Fossil fuel and CO2 emissions savings on a high renewable electricity system – A single year case study for Ireland," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 83(C), pages 151-164.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:83:y:2015:i:c:p:151-164
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.04.011
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