ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN FUTURE ENERGY GROWTH

The environmental factors associated with alternative fuel/energy cycles were analyzed to provide a basis for making explicit judgments regarding economics and environmental trade-offs. A compilation of effluent data was developed for those energy sources considered commercially viable in the 1975 to 1990 time period. A methodology was developed for organizing the compiled effluent data, for evaluating the combined effects of extraction, transportation, processing, and use of fuels to produce energy, and for ranking the fuel/energy systems environmentally. The data bank and computer program for the ranking procedure are extant. The computerized methodology enables an energy system evaluator to test preferred weighting factors readily.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Research and Development
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45268

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    3180 George Washington Way
    Richland, WA  United States  99354
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 619 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-0470
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM