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Consequential Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment

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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

This chapter describes the life cycle approach to energy chain analysis and the methodology of life cycle assessment (LCA). Consequential LCA (cLCA) is discussed in comparison with attributional LCA (aLCA). The methodological approach of environmental impact assessment (EIA) is also presented. The methods, with emphasis on cLCA, are discussed in the context of improving the knowledge of unintended consequences from various forms of renewable energy. The chapter presents a series of examples where cLCA are used to predict in advance, unanticipated impacts of different forms of renewable energy technologies throughout their life cycle, with particularly focus on the impact of biofuels production.

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Life Cycle Assessment Study Direct Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Norway Research InstituteKaupangerNorway

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