Energy Club

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The below entries are examples of Energy Club content. The Energy Club is open to everyone and subscription costs 2.000 EUR annually, but you can also buy electricity data for one single country without being a member of the LCA Energy club. Would you like to subscribe, or to know more? Read more here or contact us.

Example files

The below entries are examples of Energy Club content.

  • 2015-08-31 pdf Methodology report – tool Consolidated Energy Club report documenting the methodology and inventory data which has been produced as part of the Energy Club initiative to date. Included is also a manual for importing and using the electricity datasets in SimaPro with ecoinvent v3. 
  • 2015-05-12 csv Electricity CSV file with ecoinvent in SimaPro – tool CSV file for import in the ecoinvent database (v3.1 consequential unit) in SimaPro. The file includes different consequential scenarios for electricity mixes for 19 countries/regions. Different scenarios can be activated by using a switch: e1 = 1 => ecoinvent default consequential mix, e2 = 1 => marginal future scenario (recommended scenario), and e3 = 1 => marginal historical scenario. Before importing and using the file, please read the ‘Energy club readme’ file.
  • 2015-05-12 docx Energy club readme – tool Readme file for importing and using the energy club CSV file with ecoinvent in SimaPro.
  • 2015-05-12 pdf Modelling of electricity in life cycle inventory and carbon footprint schemes – presentation Presentation of the core concepts in the Energy club electricity scenarios. The presentation was given at the SETAC Europe 18th LCA Case Study Symposium in Copenhagen 26-28th November 2012.
  • 2010-05-18 xls more info Marginal electricity worldwide – tool Estimation of marginal electricity in all regions in the World: Excel sheet for calculation of marginal electricity in different regions in the World. The marginal source of electricity is identified in proportion with the expected growth rate of each source (coal, gas, wind, hydro etc.) according to the IEA energy outlook 2008. The identification of affected sources of electricity also also includes exclusion of constrained sources. The methodology is described in chapter 6 and appendix 4 in Schmidt and Thrane (2009), Life cycle assessment of aluminium production in new Alcoa smelter in Greenland. Government of Greenland. Click "more info" for a well-documented alternative to regional grid averages.