Green energy choices: The benefits, risks and trade-offs of low-carbon technologies for electricity production: Summary for policy makers

United Nations Environment Programme (2015)

This report presents an assessment of the impacts of nine main electricity production technologies on human health, ecosystem health and resource use, taking a life-cycle approach. It covers coal and gas with and without CCS, photovoltaic power, concentrated solar power, hydropower, geothermal, and wind power.

Assessment Report