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Measuring sustainability: Life cycle approach to regional sustainability assessment on electricity options

Lookup NU author(s): Tianqi Li, Dr Yaodong WangORCiD, Professor Tony Roskilly


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© 2016 School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. Sustainable development must equally representing economic, environmental and social values. However, as contradictory to its original intention, majority of existing literature on sustainability assessment only focus on either one or two of the these values. This research proposes a novel framework that considers electricity as product and examines sustainability performance of its various production options with focus on regional characteristics, by combing sustainability theory and life cycle approach. This model is generic and can be applied on a range of electricity options; although it is developed based on the case of UK, but it is also applicable for cases in other countries. To author's knowledge, this is the first sustainability assessment model of its kind.

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Author(s): Li T, Wang Y, Roskilly AP

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2016 International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering, ICSAE 2016

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 297-302

Online publication date: 09/01/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


DOI: 10.1109/ICSAE.2016.7810206

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ISBN: 9781467390538