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Life cycle costs and carbon emissions of wind power

Project: Non-Funded Commission or Consultancy work

Effective start/end date1/11/139/03/15


There is a significant diversity of views on the life cycle levelised costs and carbon emissions of energy technologies, including on- and offshore wind. ClimateXChange 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 work:
• Identifies the varied academic and wider perspectives on the life cycle costs and emissions of onshore 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.