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Methodology for Assessing Externalities Associated with Generating Electricity -2009

2009

Abstract

Based on the Law for the use of Renewable Energy and for the Financing of Energy Transition, which promotes the development of a methodology for assessing externalities, the Mario Molina Center developed the present study aiming to propose a methodology for estimating externalities produced during the process of generating electricity. As a result of a review of various methodologies and international studies, we determined the convenience of using a methodology in Mexico based on two approaches: the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to quantify environmental impacts of the process, and the Path of Impact methodology for the economic valuation of environment damage.

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MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Prolongacion Paseo de los Laureles No. 458, Despacho 406
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa, C.P. 05120, Mexico, D.F.
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