Transition to Low Carbon Economy Through Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction in Power Generation Sector in Malaysia

Audrey, Liwan and Mohd Khairul Hisyam, Hassan and Kueh, Jerome Swee Hui and Yau, Josephine Tan Hwang and Rosita, Hamdan (2019) Transition to Low Carbon Economy Through Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction in Power Generation Sector in Malaysia. Sustainable Community Transformation, 15 (1). p. 25. ISSN 1675-5820

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Abstract

The economy growth is always the attention focal point to all country. However, the economy growth impacts the protecting environment and vice-versa. The contradiction between the environment and the development of economy are getting more serious. The low carbon economy should be one of the future choice for sustainable development. This study attempts to examine the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission through different scenarios of economic growth and renewable energy mixed. There are three scenarios developed, namely Business-As-Usual (BAU), Ambitious 1 (AMB 1) and Ambitious 2 (AMB 2). Scenario analysis method and Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) model were employed in this study. The results show AMB 1 was the most ideal scenario to strike the balance between economic development and environmental sustainability. It is recommended that power generation sector should opt for more renewable energy such as biomass, solar pv and small hydropower. In addition, integration between government agency, suppliers’ and consumers’ were needed to achieve Malaysia’s commitment to reduce carbon emission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economy, carbon dioxide (CO2), Business-As-Usual (BAU), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 08:51
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2020 08:51
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31459

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