Title: Life Cycle Analysis of Coal and Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants
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Publication Date: 07/2010
Publication Type: Presentation
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Environmental & Water
Carbon Sequestration
Author: Chris Nichols (NETL)

This presentation summarizes results of a full life cycle assessment on greenhouse gas emissions for five baseload power plant technologies, as conducted for the EPRI coal fleet meeting held on July 20, 2010. Driving factors, global warming potential, energy losses, electricity costs, methane content, air pollutants and upstream emissions are discussed, ranked and evaluated.

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