Assessment of low carbon energy technologies: Fossil fuels and CCS

Andrea Ramirez*, Bhavik R. Bakshi, Thomas Gibon, Edgar Hertwich

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This paper presents results that are part of a larger effort driven by the International Resource Panel of the United Nations Environment Program. The reports aims to identify and, when possible, quantify the trade-offs, benefits, and risks of low carbon energy technologies. In order to provide a meaningful comparison a common assessment approach is developed by selecting common environmental indicators, common background data, and common assumptions for inventory construction. The assessment is based on a systematic review of the literature and an extended analysis of life-cycle inventory data in which the global environmental pressure of introducing technologies following widely used scenarios are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2637-2644
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2012 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 18 Nov 201222 Nov 2012


  • Environmental assessment
  • Integrated analysis
  • Life cycle assesment


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