The Implication of the Energy Policy to the Dynamic Life Cycle Environmental Impact of an Industrial Product System: Survey and Model
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Successfully developing and manufacturing industrial products requires considering the economic- and environmental-factors that span multiple spatial- and temporal-scales. Here, we propose an integrated approach combining an energy-economic model with a life-cycle assessment to analyze the impacts of energy policies on the dynamic changes in the various environmental impacts of a product system. We employ the Market Allocation (MARKAL) framework to foresee the changes in several economic- and technological-parameters over specific periods for different energy policies. Furthermore, we create a dynamic life-cycle inventory database to assess the changes in the future life-cycle environmental impact of a current product/process system. Our proposed method may guide industry to proactively prepare for the possible effects of different energy policies on their current product/process system's environmental profile so that they can make strategic decisions on modifications to, and investments in their production processes thereby to enhance their environmental- and economic-performance while meeting the various emission-abatement targets.
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Choi, Jun-Ki; Friley, Paul; and Alfstad, Thomas, "The Implication of the Energy Policy to the Dynamic Life Cycle Environmental Impact of an Industrial Product System: Survey and Model" (2012). Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. 217.