Life cycle assessment of renewable energy sources tries to answer these questions based on the universally adopted method of life cycle assessment lca this book introduces the concept and importance of lca in the framework of renewable energy sources and discusses the key issues in conducting their lca. Although there is an iso standardized method for conducting life cycle assessment lca studies its application to renewable energy sources in particular to bio based renewable energy bioenergy . First ever global life cycle assessment of renewable energy future october 6 2014 norwegian university of science and technology the shepherds flat wind farm is an 845 mw wind farm in the us . Estimates of life cycle ghg emissions of wave and tidal range technologies for more information see the ipcc special report on renewable energy sources and climate change mitigation ocean energy 2011. Intermittency of renewable energy sources necessitates a high ratio of capacity additions to substitute for a given amount of fossil fuel generation this project uses lifecycle assessment of renewable electricity generation technologies to quantify the input requirements tradeoffs and feasibility of large scale electricity transition
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