Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Nuclear Electricity Generation

  title={Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Nuclear Electricity Generation},
  author={E. Warner and G. Heath},
  journal={Politics & Energy eJournal},
  • E. Warner, G. Heath
  • Published 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Politics & Energy eJournal
  • A systematic review and harmonization of life cycle assessment (LCA) literature of nuclear electricity generation technologies was performed to determine causes of and, where possible, reduce variability in estimates of life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to clarify the state of knowledge and inform decision making. LCA literature indicates that life cycle GHG emissions from nuclear power are a fraction of traditional fossil sources, but the conditions and assumptions under which nuclear… CONTINUE READING
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