Projected life cycle land use of fossil, nuclear and renewable electricity systems in 2030 (m2/GJel)
- SNG = substitute natural gas; cogen = cogeneration; SRC= short-rotation coppice; CC= combined-cycle; ICE= internal combustion engine; PV= photovoltaic; CSP= concentrating solar power.
- The 2030 time horizon was chosen to include advanced bioenergy technologies such as bio-SNG, and solar CSP. The reasoning behind the calculations (including the assumptions regarding technologies available in 2030) is set out in ETC/ SIA (2013). Note that potential ILUC effects of bioenergy systems are excluded here.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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