Economic Input-Output Based Sustainability Analysis of Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Systems
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Green Energy
Wind energy; Sustainability; Life cycle assessment; Economic; input-output analysis; LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT; FARM; Thermodynamics; Energy & Fuels
According to the U.S. Department of Energy's wind energy scenario, 20% share of the U. S. energy portfolio is to come in from wind power plants by the year 2030. This research aims to quantify the direct and supply chain related indirect environmental impacts of onshore and offshore wind energy technologies in the United States. To accomplish this goal, a hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) model is developed. On average, offshore wind turbines produce 48% less greenhouse gas emissions per kWh produced electricity than onshore wind turbines. It is also found that the more the capacity of the wind turbine, the less the environmental impact when the turbine generates per kWh electricity.
International Journal of Green Energy
"Economic Input-Output Based Sustainability Analysis of Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Systems" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6724.