Data sources Load models
Impact assessment models
When having a holistic perspective of an energy system one will discover that not only the energy conversion phase matters! The figure below is a simplified representation of all life cicle steps in the energy supply system.
LCA can bring an understanding of a system lifetime and when exactly most of the environmental pollution occurs.
Published August 3, 2012
LCA applied to energy systems
Contact: Gerd Kjølle, SINTEF Energy Research