International Journal of Energy Research

Cover image for Vol. 36 Issue 14

November 2012

Volume 36, Issue 14

Pages 1263–1324

  1. Research Articles

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    2. Research Articles
    1. Life cycle sustainability assessment of electricity options for the UK (pages 1263–1290)

      Laurence Stamford and Adisa Azapagic

      Version of Record online: 23 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/er.2962

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      Five electricity options are considered: coal, gas, nuclear, solar PV and wind. Each option is assessed on a life cycle basis for economic, environmental and social impacts, using a range of sustainability indicators. The results show that no one technology is superior and that certain trade-offs must be made. For example, nuclear and offshore wind power have the lowest environmental impacts; coal and gas are the cheapest but both have high global warming potential (GWP); PV has relatively low GWP but high cost, ozone layer and resource depletion; nuclear increases energy security but also poses complex risk and intergenerational questions.

    2. A methodology for territorial distribution of CO2 emission reductions in transport sector (pages 1298–1313)

      Alfredo Tolón-Becerra, Pedro Pérez-Martínez, Xavier Lastra-Bravo and Isabel Otero-Pastor

      Version of Record online: 26 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/er.1871

    3. Optimal performance assessment for a photo-Fenton degradation pilot plant driven by solar energy using artificial neural networks (pages 1314–1324)

      A. Bassam, I. Salgado-Tránsito, I. Oller, E. Santoyo, A.E. Jiménez, J.A. Hernandez, A. Zapata and S. Malato

      Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/er.1906