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Volume 161, 2020International Conference on Efficient Production and Processing (ICEPP-2020)
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|Published online||15 April 2020|
Environmental Component Economic Evaluation of the Renewable Energy Sources Life Cycle
Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, 24 Minin St., Nizhny Novgorod, 603950, Russia
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Traditionally, renewable energy sources (RES) are considered the most environmentally friendly, but only the stage of their operation is evaluated. A method for the integrated assessment of the renewable energy environment sustainability has been proposed, taking into account their entire life cycle - from the extraction of natural resources for the production of a power plant to its utilization. An impact assessment of RES different types on the environment has been carried out in four areas: consumption of natural resources, pollution of water resources, pollution of the soil and pollution of the atmosphere. The comparison of the considered environmental components has been carried out on the basis of an environmental pollution economic assessment at the stages of the RES life cycle. Studies have shown that the life cycle of a solar power plant makes the greatest contribution to environmental pollution, but the mini-hydroelectric station - the smallest.
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