Data on greenhouse gases emission of fuels in power plants in Malaysia during the year of 1990–2017

Wan Nurdiyana Wan Mansor, Samsuri Abdullah, Che Wan Mohd Noor Che Wan Othman, Mohamad Nor Khasbi Jarkoni, How Ran Chao, Sheng Lun Lin

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Abstract

Energy has a significant influence on Malaysia's industry. It is used in electricity generation, refineries, gas processing plants and end-user applications such as transportation, residential, agriculture and fishing. These burning fossil fuel activities produce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. This article presents the emissions data of fuel used in power plants in Malaysia during the year of 1990 until 2017. The fuel used in power plants is coal and coke, natural gas, diesel oil and residual fuel oil. The energy data used in power plants were gathered from the Malaysia Energy Information Hub, published by the Malaysian Energy Commission. The GHG emissions data were calculated using the emission factors method. The climate impact of different GHGs in terms of CO2-equivalent (CO2-e) was also calculated using global warming potentials. The article also presents population data in Malaysia during the year. A correlation between the fuels, GHG emission and the population is also investigated using statistical analysis. The data presented here may facilitate the Malaysian government to identify the source of the pollutants and undertake a climate change mitigation plan.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105440
JournalData in Brief
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun

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