Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electricity Generation: Update

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


As clean energy increasingly becomes part of the national dialogue, lenders, utilities, and lawmakers need the most comprehensive and accurate information on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from various sources of energy to inform policy, planning, and investment decisions. Since the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published original results from the Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Project (Heath and Mann 2012), it has updated estimates of electricity generation GHG emissions factors as part of several recent studies. This fact sheet updates an earlier version (NREL 2013).
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-6A50-80580


  • air quality
  • atmospheric
  • carbon
  • catalyzer
  • clean energy
  • climate
  • emissions
  • energy
  • power


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