Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Trends in China and the World

The Student Chapters of SPE/AAPG cordially invites you to the following event:

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Trends in China and the World

Abstract

Together with other vital elements greenhouse gases have made life on planet earth possible. During the last decades, greenhouse emissions have increased substantially with far reaching implications on the earth’s temperature. Greenhouse gases are produced or utilised by various sectors among them the Energy, the Industrial, the Agriculture, the Waste, Land Use and Forestry and others. Notably, the Energy sector generates the most greenhouse gases followed by Agriculture. Motivated by the need to formulate balanced and effective measures to tackle emissions we have ranked countries according to their emissions. China and the US make-up about 50% of the global emissions. Of these, power plants are responsible for most of the emissions.

Having examined various scenarios with respect to the energy mix of major emitters, we will present the merits and drawbacks of each. Considering a range of energy sources such as renewables, fossil fuels, wind, solar, hydro and nuclear energy, natural gas appears to be the most promising solution for arresting future greenhouse gas emissions. Due to its importance on global emissions we have predicted Chinese electricity consumption until 2040. We will conclude with a sensitivity analysis which reveals new installed power generation capacity of each sector, the associated costs and pertinent greenhouse gases produced by various electricity mixes.

Speaker’s bio:

Mr. Evangelos Demetriou is currently a doctoral student in Oil, Gas & Energy Engineering at the Marine and Carbon Lab, at the University of Nicosia. His doctoral research focuses on climate change and the role of fossil fuels with particular attention to natural gas. Previous research experience includes the development and application of an analytical model capable of calculating the emissions of nitrous oxide at an industrial wastewater treatment facility.

Evangelos holds an MSc in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Mr. Demetriou’s studies are supported by a Cyprus Ministry of Energy (MECIT) scholarship.

The talk will be delivered in English and is open to the public. Please save the date:

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Venue/Time: Conf. room 102, RTB; 12:00-13:00

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