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: 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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.03.119

Permanent website address: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0960148120304511?via=ihub

Social media address: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340176689_Current_energy_policies_and_possible_transition_scenarios_adopting_renewable_energy_A_case_study_for_Bangladesh

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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