The Effect of Energy Generation Mix on Air Quality in the Siberian Regions


  • Ekaterina Syrtsova Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia


Electricity and Heat Production, Fuel Combustion, Air Pollution, Urban Environmental Issues, Air Quality


Production of electricity and heat makes a significant contribution to environmental pollution. The article shows that key factors behind the negative impact of this type of activity on air quality are the power generation mix and the type of fuel used. In order to address environmental issues facing the Siberian regions it is necessary to expand the use of natural gas and introduce the best available technologies of coal combustion at existing thermal power plants in order to reduce emissions of the most hazardous pollutants.