Keywords: greenhouse gases, GHG emissions, carbon dioxide, CO2, carbon emissions, energy sources, utility industry restructuring, Jordan, air pollution, clean technologies, electricity generation, emission reductions
Potential CO2 reduction through restructuring the Jordanian utility sector
This study attempts to predict the potential CO2 reduction due to pre–proposed future restructuring scenarios toward clean generation technologies for the Jordanian utility sector. The calculation is based on CO2 emission for unit electricity generated and the changing type of fuel percentages for electricity generation in Jordan. It was found that such restructuring will significantly contribute to undermine the global greenhouse gases emissions. The potential CO2 reductions by gradually introducing energy sources substitutions for electricity generation in Jordan are in a range of 1413–12,170 million kg for different suggested scenarios by year 2028.