External costs of electricity generation options in Lithuania

Dalia Streimikiene, Ilona Alisauskaite-Seskiene

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Abstract

This article deals with external cost of electricity generation in Lithuania. The external costs of electricity generation are the most important environmental criteria shaping decisions within the electricity system. External costs of electricity generation were calculated based on ExternE methodology for Lithuania during EU (European Union) Framework 6 project Cost Assessment for Sustainable Energy Systems (CASES). The article presents the methodology and results of external costs of electricity generation in Lithuania. The assessment of external costs provided that future energy policy should be oriented towards the renewable energy generation technologies having the lowest external costs. External costs for electricity generation technologies were analysed in terms of external costs categories, electricity generation technologies life cycle stages and time frame 2010-2030.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-224
Number of pages10
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Electricity generation
  • External costs
  • Renewable electricity generation technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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