Life-cycle assessment of high-speed rail: the case of California

Posted by Filippe Frigo
Contact: 
Mikhail Chester Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA E-mail: mchester@cal.berkeley.edu
Type: 
article
Comparative: 
yes
Publication year: 
2010
Language: 
English
Code: 
Vehicles/Fuels
Product: 
Transport
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Quick LCA
Sponsor type: 
University
Practitioner(s): 
University of California, Berkeley
Practitioner(s) type: 
University
Summary
Functional unit: 
passenger kilometers traveled (PKT)
Goal and scope of the summary: 
An environmental life-cycle assessment of the four modes (automobiles, high-speed rail, heavy rail, and aircraft) was created to compare both direct effects of vehicle operation and indirect effects from vehicle, infrastructure, and fuel components. Energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and SO2, CO, NOX, VOC, and PM10 emissions were evaluated.

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