Life Cycle Analysis

Role of Alternative Energy Sources: Technology Assessment Compilation
NETL has applied a single set of methods for calculating the environmental, cost, and other aspects of seven options for baseload power generation. LCA is used to calculate environmental results, and life cycle boundaries are also applied to cost results. A set of other technical and non-technical criteria are used to gain a broad understanding of the roles of alternative energy sources in the U.S. energy portfolio.
Authors: Robert James, Tim Skone
Date: September, 2012

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