Life Cycle Costs and Carbon Emissions of Offshore Wind Power

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Abstract / Description of output

There is a significant diversity of views on the life cycle levelised costs and carbon emissions of energy technologies, including offshore wind. ClimateXChange has commissioned a briefing paper to help Scottish policy makers and other interested parties better understand these perspectives, the uncertainties associated with them, and the differing underpinning assumptions. In particular, this review:
• Identifies the varied academic and wider perspectives on the life cycle costs and emissions of offshore wind technologies and associated infrastructure;
• Synthesises the existing evidence and assumptions used to support these perspectives;
• Identifies variations in the evidence and assumptions;
• Identifies areas of consensus and any outliers.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyClimateXChange
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2015


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