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Assessing the life cycle environmental benefits of renewable distributed generation in a context of carbon taxes: The case of the Northeastern American market

Paul Descateaux, Miguel F. Astudillo and Mourad Amor ()

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016, vol. 53, issue C, 1178-1189

Abstract: Distributed generation (DG) using renewable energy systems (RES) can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Given that DG could overlap with carbon tax implementation, the objective of this work is to assess the implications of introducing different carbon tax levels (from 0 to 100 US$/tonne of CO2) and to assess the GHG abatement performance when DG is applied.

Keywords: Life cycle assessment; Carbon taxes consequences; Renewable energy; Environmental impacts; Distributed generation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.09.022

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