This guidance document examines the main commercially available renewable and non-renewable power generation technologies, analysing their GHG emissions, but also trade-offs in terms of: 1) environmental impacts (impacts on ecosystems, eutrophication and acidification, etc.), 2) impacts on human health (particulates, toxicity) and 3) resource use implications (concrete, metals, energy intensity, water use and land use).

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Organization: UNEP

Theme: Other

Topics: Energy, Green Jobs/Economy, Technology, Governance – General

Type of material: Policy Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English