Life Cycle Assessment

  • Roberto Dones
  • Xin Zhou
  • Chunxiu Tian
Part of the Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries book series (AGSB, volume 4)


Energy systems analysts will underestimate the environmental burden of each unit of electricity if they only consider the effects of the power plant that produces it. They must take into consideration the impacts of all the industrial activities required to produce energy, from mining of the ore to conversion to electricity. The assessment of an entire technology system should include the management of waste streams as well as the energy and materials invested. For renewables, the burdens from manufacturing of all components of the power units should be compared to the burdens from the process chains for fossil and nuclear energy carriers.


Life Cycle Assessment Life Cycle Assessment Study Life Cycle Analysis Integrate Gasification Combine Cycle Coal Power Plant 
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