27 May '12, 7pm

Life-Cycle Analysis Shows Renewables Produce Only 5% of the Emissions of Coal

The 'fuel' used to generate power from the sun or the wind is, of course, emissions free. But we realize that it is necessary to look at more than just the fuel input in evaluating the total impacts of various technologies. Life-cycle analysis (LCA) goes beyond the operational comparison and also looks at the impacts of creating the equipment to harness those energies as well as the effects of decomissioning them at their end of life.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/monitoring-pollution/3772-life-cyc...

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