A life cycle perspective on the benefits of renewable electricity generation – Methodology and assumptions
Publikasjon: A life cycle perspective on the benefits of renewable electricity generation – Methodology and assumptions
Serie: Eionet Report - ETC/CME, 5/2020
Utgiver: ETC/CME, Mol
This report details the methodology and assumptions for the ETC/CME report: A life cycle perspective on the benefits of renewable electricity generation. In that report, gross avoided potential environmental impacts are estimated for electricity production in the EU-27 in the period 2005-2018. Avoided potential impacts are calculated by comparing the actual data with a counterfactual scenario where electricity production from Renewable Energy Sources is frozen at 2005 levels. The overall methodological approach to the study is described in this report together with a short mathematical treatment of the calculation of life cycle indicators and subsequent scaling up to produce the two scenarios required to estimate gross avoided potential impacts. A short overview of data sources used in the study is included as well as a discussion and recommendations for the future.