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Main Title MARKAL scenario analyses of technology options for the electric sector the impact on air quality / [electronic resource] :
Author Johnson, T. L. ; DeCarolis, J. F. ; Shay, C. L. ; Loughlin, D. H. ; Gage, C. L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Timothy L.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2006
Report Number EPA/600/R-06/114
Stock Number PB2007-111672
Subjects Computer software ; Electricity ; Power resources ; Air quality
Additional Subjects Electric power ; Energy models ; Air quality ; Electricity ; Energy demand ; Energy consumption ; Power generation ; Commercial sector ; Residential sector ; Energy supplies ; Economic growth ; Natural gas ; Combustion ; Turbines ; Coal-fired power plants ; Gasification ; Renewable energy sources ; Wind power ; Biomass ; Geothermal energy ;
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NTIS  PB2007-111672 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource (xiv, 95 p.) : ill.(some col.), charts, digital, PDF file.
The report first provides a general overview of EPA's national MARKAL database and energy systems model (EPANMD) and presents results for the business as usual (BAU) baseline scenario. Under baseline assumptions, total electricity use increases 1.3% annually from 13,378 PJ in 2000 to 19,622 PJ in 2030. Annual growth in electricity demand varies between 1.0% in the residential sector, to 2.1% in the commercial and 1.5% in the industrial sectors of the U.S. economy. A total of 293 GW of new electric generation capacity is added between 2000 and 2030 to meet this growth. More than 76% of the new capacity is natural gas technologies, with 61% being natural gas combined cycle and 15% being natural gas combustion turbines. New conventional coal-fired power plants are not added until 2020, though a small amount of integrated gasification combined cycle generation comes on-line in 2015. Renewables add 34 GW of capacity, with 61% coming from wind power generation, 15% from biomass combined cycle, and 14% from geothermal.
"EPA/600/R-06/114." "September 2006." Title from title screen (viewed Nov. 5, 2010). Includes bibliographic references (p. 92-95).