LCA of key technologies for future electricity supply—68th LCA forum, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 16 April, 2018
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The 68th LCA forum was held on 16 April, 2018, to discuss current and future developments in the electricity network as well as recent life cycle assessment work on key technologies, such as batteries, photovoltaic panels and geothermal power plants. Several countries adjusted their energy policy after the three core meltdowns in Fukushima Daiichi, Japan, in March 2011 and are redefining their climate policy as a consequence of the Paris Agreement in 2015. Method: During the one-day workshop, the current state of the Swiss energy and climate policy and key technologies suited to support the shift towards a renewable electricity mix were explored. Photovoltaics are considered a key technology for power generation in the Swiss electricity mix. It was shown how much an increase in PV production entails investments in the electricity networks and how such investments can be minimised. Batteries were named as one promising option. Several presentations showed the environmental...
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