A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Current energy policies and possible transition scenarios adopting renewable energy: A case study for Bangladesh


Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Gulagi Ashish, Ram Manish, Asfaw Solomon, Khan Musharof, Breyer Christian
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Renewable Energy
Volume number: 155
Start page: 899
End page: 920
Number of pages: 22
ISSN: 0960-1481
eISSN: 1879-0682
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020041516646

Abstract

This study analyses energy transition pathways for the case of
Bangladesh. The LUT Energy System Transition model, a high temporal -
spatial resolution linear optimisation tool, is used to model an energy
system transition from 2015 to 2050 for the case of Bangladesh. Four
scenarios aimed at analysing different energy policies were created in
order to replicate the present and alternative renewable energy based
policies, with and without greenhouse gas emissions costs. The results
show that emissions costs accelerate the transition towards a fully
renewable energy system, however, removing emissions costs does not
significantly affect the energy system, as renewables would still
contribute 94% of the electricity generation by 2050. The Current Policy
Scenario increases electricity and greenhouse gas emissions costs
significantly starting in 2025. The results indicate that countries like
Bangladesh are prone to serious and complicated national risks that
lead to several vulnerabilities like high electricity costs, increase in
greenhouse gas emissions, energy insecurity and poor political trust,
if present energy policies are pursued. However, focusing on indigenous
renewable resources could help mitigate this vulnerability and bring
about socioeconomic benefits.


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Last updated on 2020-06-05 at 13:03