Title: CO2 emissions mitigation policies and their effects on the Thailand energy system

Authors: Toshihiko Nakata, Matchantika Ratananakorn

Addresses: Management of Science and Technology Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba-Yama 6-6-11-815, Sendai 980-8579, Japan. ' Management of Science and Technology Department, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba-Yama 6-6-11-815, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

Abstract: Thailand|s rate of energy consumption has been growing at a fast pace due to its economic development with a corresponding rapid increase in CO2 emissions. Given the widely accepted fact between CO2 emissions and climate change, mitigation policies in Thailand become an essential part. The analysis is aimed at studying the effects of Thailand|s CO2 emissions mitigation options on the energy system and at determining the possible CO2 emissions reduction. In the paper we analyse that the imposition of a carbon tax in the region $20/tonC could reduce CO2 emissions by 5% up to the year 2020.

Keywords: Thailand; energy systems; mitigation policies; CO2 emissions; energy consumption; energy modelling; carbon dioxide emissions; emissions reduction; carbon tax.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.2007.015873

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 2007 Vol.28 No.2/3, pp.161 - 180

Published online: 27 Nov 2007 *

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