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Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessment from Electricity Production in the Czech Republic

Centre Enet, VSB—Technical University of Ostrava, 708 33 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Faculty of Transport, Silesian University of Technology, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
Department of Material Engineering, Department of Water Protection, Central Mining Institute, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Environments 2018, 5(1), 17;
Received: 24 November 2017 / Revised: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 22 January 2018 / Published: 23 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Environmental Engineering)
The paper deals with the computational life cycle assessment (LCA) model of electricity generation in the Czech Republic. The goal of the paper was to determine the environmental assessment of electricity generation. Taking into account the trend of electricity generation from 2000 to 2050, the paper was focused on electricity generation evaluation in this country in view of its current state and future perspectives. The computational LCA model was done using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) method, which allowed the assessment of greenhouse gas emissions. For the assessment, 1 Mega-watt hour of the obtained electricity (MWhe) was used as a functional unit. The cradle-to-gate approach was employed. The system boundary covered all the technologies included in the electricity mix of the country. Resulting from the analysis, the solids, lignite in particular, was assessed as an energy source with the most negative impact on the emissions of greenhouse gas. This article results from international cooperation of a Czech-Polish team in the field of computational LCA models. It presents partial results of the team cooperation which serves as a base for following comparison of Czech and Polish systems of electricity generation. View Full-Text
Keywords: environment; electricity; LCA assessment; Czech Republic environment; electricity; LCA assessment; Czech Republic
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Jursová, S.; Burchart-Korol, D.; Pustějovská, P.; Korol, J.; Blaut, A. Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessment from Electricity Production in the Czech Republic. Environments 2018, 5, 17.

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