Potential CO2 reduction by fuel substitution to generate electricity in Malaysia

H. H. Masjuki, T.m. Indra Mahlia, I. A. Choudhury, R. Saidur

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Because of changing fossil fuel prices, sources and environmental consciousness, Malaysian utilities have been forced to change the type of energy sources to generate electricity. This new policy of electricity generation companies will change fuel use gradually from 70% gas, 15% coal, 10% hydro and 5% petroleum in the year 2000 to 40% gas, 30% hydro, 29% coal and only 1% petroleum in the year of 2020. These changes tend to reduce CO2 emission. This study attempts to predict the potential CO2 reduction due to these changes. The calculation is based on CO2 emission for unit electricity generated and the changing type of fuel percentages for electricity generation in Malaysia. The study found that the substitution will reduce CO2 emission from power plants in this country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-770
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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