Laboratory for Energy systems Analysis (LEA) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and is the continuation of the former GaBE Project. Technology Assessment incorporates a comprehensive range of research areas to achieve three main objectives:
- To improve understanding and thereby enable comparisons of current energy technologies and future energy options of the electricity, heating and transport sectors based on environmental, economic and socially relevant factors.
- To provide quantitative, systematic, and interdisciplinary assessments of energy technologies and energy supply strategies through the development and application of consistent and methodological frameworks and databases.
- To support rational decision-making for sustainable development in the Swiss and international energy sectors, and to communicate balanced research findings to decision-makers and stakeholders.
- Stylianos Giannoulakis & Kathrin Volkart (2014) Life cycle and cost assessment of mineral carbonation for carbon capture and storage in European power generation. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 21:140–157.
- Karin Treyer & Christian Bauer (2014) Life cycle inventories of electricity generation and power supply in version 3 of the ecoinvent database—part II: electricity markets. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
- Urs Baltensperger, Emily Bruns, Josef Dommen, Imad El Haddad, Maarten F. Heringa, André S.H. Prévôt, Jay G. Slowik, Ernest Weingartner, Christoph Hueglin, Hanna Herich, Alejandro Keller, Heinz Burtscher, Thomas Heck, and Nickolas K. Meyer (2013) Holzfeuerungen: eine bedeutende Quelle von Feinstaub in der Schweiz. Schweizerische Zeitschrift fur Forstwesen: 164 (12): 420-427.
- Peter Burgherr, Stefan Hirschberg & Matteo Spada (2013)Comparative assessment of accident risks in the energy sector. In: Handbook of risk management in energy production and trading (Eds.:Raimund M. Kovacevic, Georg Ch. Pflug, Maria Teresa Vespucci). Springer Science+Business Media New York.