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Importance of Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources

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Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources

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The increasing demand for sustainable renewable energy sources to reduce the pollution and dependency on conventional energy resources creates a path to assess the various energy sources for their sustainability. One renewable energy source might be very attractive for heat production and not so attractive for electricity and transport purposes. The commercial-scale production of these energy sources requires careful consideration of several issues that can be broadly categorized as raw material production, technology, by-products, etc. The life cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool that can be used effectively in evaluating various renewable energy sources for their sustainability and can help policy makers choose the best energy source for specific purpose. Choice of allocation method is very important in assessing the sustainability of energy source as different allocation methods respond in present differently. The present chapter is an effort to highlight the importance of LCA of renewable energy sources.

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Singh, A., Olsen, S.I., Pant, D. (2013). Importance of Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources. In: Singh, A., Pant, D., Olsen, S. (eds) Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5364-1_1

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