Life cycle assessments of oilsands greenhouse gas emissions

Publication - Jan. 31, 2011 - By Jeremy Moorhouse, Danielle Droitsch, Dan Woynillowicz

This backgrounder provides a general overview of life cycle assessment and examines the various analyses of oilsands greenhouse gas emissions conducted to date, and concludes with a recommended checklist for performing a robust life cycle assessment of oilsands greenhouse gas emissions to inform public policy decisions. 

This checklist, prepared for a U.S. audience, outlines that life cycle assessment can provide decision-makers with information that can be critical in making important decisions about policy and infrastructure that impact global greenhouse gas emissions.


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