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Main Title Report on the international workshop on electricity data for life cycle inventories [electronic resource].
Author Curran, M. A. ; Mann, M. ; Norris, G. ;
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development. ;National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/600/R-02/041
Stock Number PB2003-101303
Subjects Product life cycle ; Product life cycle--Environmental aspects ; Electric power production ; Electricity
Additional Subjects Electric power production ; Marginal modeling ; Average modeling ; Boundaries ; Data modeling ; Data collection ; Technologies ; Workshops ; Life cycle inventories ; Co-product allocations
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NTIS  PB2003-101303 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource ([208] p.) : ill. (some col.), charts, digital, PDF file.
A three-day workshop was held in October 2001 to discuss life cycle inventory data for electricity production. Electricity was selected as the topic for discussion since it features very prominently in the LCA results for most product life cycles, yet there is no consistency in how these data are calculated and presented. Approximately 40 people attended all or part of the meeting to discuss issues of data modeling and collection. Attendees included recognized experts in the electricity generation and life cycle assessment fields. Five main topics of discussion were identified before the meeting began: (1) Modeling the response of the energy supply system to demand (i.e. marginal v. average data); (2) Defining the breadth and width of system boundaries to adequately capture environmental flows and data that are needed for impact modeling; (3) Allocating environmental burdens across co-products that come from the same process; (4) Modeling new and non-traditional technologies in which the data are highly uncertain; and (5) Including transmission and distribution in modeling of electricity generation. Breakout groups addressed the first four topic areas in individual discussion groups and reported the results in a plenary session on the last day of the workshop (it was decided during the meeting to include 'transmission and distribution' in other discussions).
Title from title screen (viewed on Feb. 18, 2010). "Held at the Breidenbach Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 23-25, 2001, " -- Beneath title. "Summary by Mary Ann Curran, Margaret Mann, Gregory Norris ; workshop co-hosted by National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ... and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Energy". "EPA/600/R-02/041." "July 2002." Includes bibliographical references.