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Life cycle impacts and costs of photovoltaic systems: Current state of the art and future outlooks

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2009

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Raugei, M., and Frankl, P., 2009, Life cycle impacts and costs of photovoltaic systems: Current state of the art and future outlooks: Energy, v. 34, iss. 3, p. 392-399.

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The increased urgency of dealing with mitigation of the looming climate change has sparked renewed interest in the nuclear energy option. There exists a substantial stream of research on the amount of embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions associated with nuclear generated electricity. While conventional fossil fuelled power plants cause emissions almost exclusively from the plant site, the majority of greenhouse gas emissions in the nuclear fuel cycle are caused in processing stages upstream and downstream from the plant. This paper distils the findings from a comprehensive literature review of energy and greenhouse gas emissions in the nuclear fuel cycle and determines some of the causes for the widely varying results. The [...]

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ISSN WECC 03605442

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