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Energies 2009, 2(3), 477-489; doi:10.3390/en20300477
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Calculation of Residual Electricity Mixes when Accounting for the EECS (European Electricity Certificate System) — the Need for a Harmonised System

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Received: 31 May 2009 / Revised: 22 June 2009 / Accepted: 26 June 2009 / Published: 1 July 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Solutions in the Era of Climate Change)
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Abstract

According to the Electricity Directive, suppliers of electricity must disclose their electricity portfolio with regards to energy source and environmental impact. This paper gives some examples of disclosure systems and residual electricity mixes in Norway, Sweden and Finland, compared to an approach based on a common regional disclosure. Disclosures based on the E-TRACK standard are presented, as well as the variation in CO2 emissions from different residual mixes. The results from this study clearly show that there is a need for a harmonised, transparent and reliable system for the accounting of electricity disclosure in Europe.
Keywords: renewable electricity certificates; electricity disclosure; residual mix; global warming potential; life cycle assessment renewable electricity certificates; electricity disclosure; residual mix; global warming potential; life cycle assessment
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Raadal, H.L.; Nyland, C.A.; Hanssen, O.J. Calculation of Residual Electricity Mixes when Accounting for the EECS (European Electricity Certificate System) — the Need for a Harmonised System. Energies 2009, 2, 477-489.

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