Low carbon transition at the township level: feasibility study of environmental pollutants and sustainable energy planning

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Abstract

This paper addresses the role of low carbon transition in town planning. This study aims to fill a major research gap by exploring the topic of low carbon planning at the township level. This study is conducted through case study research in China. This study addresses two main stages of ‘target plan’ and ‘pre-masterplan’, which then feeds into a feasibility study comprised of five steps: (1) indicative analysis of CO2 emissions; (2) computational assessment of pollution dispersion; (3) development of a feasible phasing plan for low-carbon development implementation; (4) proposal for low carbon indicator system at the township level; and (5) detailed low carbon development plan. The findings include a dual carbon management plan and a breakdown of strategies, which are novel at the township level. The results contribute to the development of low-carbon town planning with the consideration of environmental pollutants and sustainable energy planning at the township level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-696
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Energy
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Low carbon transition
  • decarbonisation
  • pollution dispersion
  • sustainable energy planning
  • township

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy (all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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