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Life Cycle Analysis of case studies for future Power Plants in Mexico -2013

2013

ABSTRACT

This study is a first approach to the analysis of environmental impacts derived from electricity production through new technologies identified in the Program of Assets and Investments in the Electricity Sector (POISE) 2012-2026. We present eight case studies analyzed according to the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology, based on the guidelines included on the NMX-SAA-14040-IMNC-2008 Standard.

Life Cycle Analysis is the most commonly used assessment for evaluating and comparing global environmental loads for a wide range of technologies. In order to promote the use of low-carbon technologies, this study seeks to promote within the energy sector, the application of LCA in the comprehensive quantification of the impacts of technologies used in the production of electricity starting from the country’s energy mix.

 

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