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dc.contributor.authorColeman, James
dc.contributor.authorKasumu, Dr. Adebola S.
dc.contributor.authorLiendo, Jeanne
dc.contributor.authorLi, Vivian
dc.contributor.authorJordaan, Dr. Sarah M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-01T22:28:19Z
dc.date.available2015-06-01T22:28:19Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationCalibrating Liquefied Natural Gas Export Life Cycle Assessment: Accounting for Legal Boundaries anden_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/50466
dc.description.abstractThe climate impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export from North America is one of the most pressing questions for Canadian and world energy policy today. This paper performs the first life cycle assessment (LCA) of the greenhouse gas emissions from LNG exports from Canada, assuming that importing countries use the natural gas for electricity generation. It shows that the climate impact of LNG depends on where it is sent. If LNG from Canada displaces electricity in coal-dependent countries, it will likely lower global greenhouse gas emissions. If it displaces electricity from countries that rely on low carbon sources such as hydroelectricity and nuclear power, it will likely increase global emissions. A broad suite of policy and regulatory measures is discussed for reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to LNG export, from life cycle regulation to facility-level emissions management.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipElectric Power Research Institute provided financial support for the technical analyses. The Hydraulic Fracturing Initiative at the University of Calgary and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers provides financial contributions. The Alberta Law Foundation provided support in the publishing of this occasional paper.en_US
dc.publisherCanadian Institute of Resources Lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCIRL Occasional Paper;49
dc.subjectliquefied natural gas exporten_US
dc.subjectgreenhouse gas emissions from LNG exports from Canadaen_US
dc.titleCalibrating Liquefied Natural Gas Export Life Cycle Assessment: Accounting for Legal Boundaries and Post-Export Marketsen_US
dc.typeworking paperen_US
dc.description.refereedNoen_US
dc.publisher.urlhttp://www.cirl.caen_US
dc.publisher.facultyLawen_US
dc.publisher.departmentCanadian Institute of Resources Lawen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/34279


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