Green Energy Choices: The Benefits, Risks and Trade-Offs of Low-Carbon Technologies for Electricity Production - Summary for Policy Makers

United Nations Environment Programme ; International Resource Panel (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.

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