Scope of the scenario: This scenario intends to provide spatial information on the life cycle environmental impacts of the production of photovoltaic electricity. As the production of energy is a major contributor to Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions, decision makers and policy planners need a better knowledge of the impacts on environment induced by the various technologies used for energy production, in order to select the most appropriate technologies. Renewable energies do contribute to the reduction of GHG compared to fossil fuels. The scenario focuses on the assessment of such impacts for photovoltaic systems by a proper exploitation of data available within GEOSS.
Point of Contact Editor: Lionel Menard, Mines ParisTech
Contributing Editors: Mines ParisTech and Team
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