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Environmental external effects for wind power and coal

Abstract

This article summarises some of the results achieved in a project carried out in Denmark with the purpose to assess the environmental damages and the external costs in the production of energy. The project has especially handled renewable energy versus energy based on fossil fuels. The project has been a collaboration between the Technical University of Denmark and Riso National Laboratory. The research institutions have considered different energy production technologies in the project. The energy production technologies that have been considered by Risoe National Laboratory and will be reported and compared in this article are the following: (1) Wind power, (2) A coal-fired condensing plant. In the project the environmental damages are thus compared, and externalities in the production of energy using renewable energy and fossil fuels are identified, estimated and monetized. The following result applies in general to the applied technologies. Only the environmental externalities have been assessed in the project. Social and economical externalities, e.g. related to changes in employment or depletion of resources, are not included in the project. The cost concept is based on marginal damage cost, in principle taking as starting point the level of pollution that exists today. The methodology, which has been used  More>>
Authors:
Schleisner, L; Meyer, H J; Morthorst, P E [1] 
  1. Risoe National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark). Systems Analysis Dept.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1995
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
NEI-FI-301; CONF-950974-
Reference Number:
SCA: 290201; 170400; 014000; PA: FI-96:003535; EDB-96:134570; SN: 96001645524
Resource Relation:
Conference: EWEA special topic conference on the economics of wind energy, Helsinki (Finland), 5-7 Sep 1995; Other Information: DN: EWEA - European Wind Energy Association; PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of The economics of wind energy. Collection of papers for discussions; Vihriaelae, H. [ed.]; PB: 207 p.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; WIND POWER; COAL; COMBUSTION; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; POWER GENERATION; ELECTRIC POWER; ECONOMICS; EMISSION; CARBON DIOXIDE; NITROGEN OXIDES; SULFUR DIOXIDE
OSTI ID:
283440
Research Organizations:
Finnish Wind Power Association, Espoo (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96777169; TRN: FI9603535
Availability:
OSTI as DE96777169
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. [13]
Announcement Date:
Sep 20, 1996

Citation Formats

Schleisner, L, Meyer, H J, and Morthorst, P E. Environmental external effects for wind power and coal. Finland: N. p., 1995. Web.
Schleisner, L, Meyer, H J, & Morthorst, P E. Environmental external effects for wind power and coal. Finland.
Schleisner, L, Meyer, H J, and Morthorst, P E. 1995. "Environmental external effects for wind power and coal." Finland.
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title = {Environmental external effects for wind power and coal}
author = {Schleisner, L, Meyer, H J, and Morthorst, P E}
abstractNote = {This article summarises some of the results achieved in a project carried out in Denmark with the purpose to assess the environmental damages and the external costs in the production of energy. The project has especially handled renewable energy versus energy based on fossil fuels. The project has been a collaboration between the Technical University of Denmark and Riso National Laboratory. The research institutions have considered different energy production technologies in the project. The energy production technologies that have been considered by Risoe National Laboratory and will be reported and compared in this article are the following: (1) Wind power, (2) A coal-fired condensing plant. In the project the environmental damages are thus compared, and externalities in the production of energy using renewable energy and fossil fuels are identified, estimated and monetized. The following result applies in general to the applied technologies. Only the environmental externalities have been assessed in the project. Social and economical externalities, e.g. related to changes in employment or depletion of resources, are not included in the project. The cost concept is based on marginal damage cost, in principle taking as starting point the level of pollution that exists today. The methodology, which has been used in order to find and monetize the environmental externalities, consists of the different processes like Identification, quantification, Dose-response and Valuation}
place = {Finland}
year = {1995}
month = {Dec}
}