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UNEP Risoe Centre Publishes Paper on Electricity Sector Targets for Post-2012

UNEP Riso centre December 2008: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has published its Working Paper No. 6, entitled: “Electricity sector no-lose targets in developing countries for post-2012: Assessment of emission reduction and reduction credits.”

The paper uses a combined margin method from the Clean Development

Mechanism (CDM) to analyze the sectoral no-lose targets for electricity

production in seven developing countries: China, India, Indonesia,

South Korea, Mexico, Thailand and South Africa. The purposes of the

paper are to: propose a method for formulating national sectoral

baselines and crediting targets for the electricity sector for

post-2012; assess the amount of emissions that could be reduced

compared to the baselines by seven developing countries with large

carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation, based on options

of increased efficiency fossil power plants and decreased share of

fossil electricity; and estimate the amount of emissions reduction

credits that could be generated based on the proposed targets. [The Paper]