Technology Assessment GroupThe Technology Assessment group is part of the multi-disciplinary 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.
Latest NewsNew Book Chapter including contributions from the TA-Group members:
- Miguel Fernandez Astudillo, Karin Treyer, Christian Bauer, Mourad Ben Amor (2015). Exploring Challenges and Opportunities of Life Cycle Management in the Electricity Sector. In: Life Cycle Management, Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 295-306
- Yan Wang, Anna Kalinina, Tianyin Sun and Bernd Nowack (2016). Probabilistic modeling of the flows and environmental risks of nano-silica. Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 545-546, pp. 67-76
- Matteo Spada and Peter Burgherr (2016). An aftermath analysis of the 2014 coal mine accident in Soma, Turkey: Use of risk performance indicators based on historical experience. Accident Analysis & Prevention. Vol. 87, pp. 134-140
- Stefan Hirschberg, Christian Bauer, Peter Burgherr, Eric Cazzoli, Thomas Heck, Matteo Spada, and Karin Treyer (2016). Health effects of technologies for power generation: Contributions from normal operation, severe accidents and terrorist threat. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. Vol. 145, pp. 373-387
- Karin Treyer and Christian Bauer (2016). The environmental footprint of UAE's electricity sector: Combining life cycle assessment and scenario modeling. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 25, pp. 1234-1247
- Rebecca Lordan, Matteo Spada and Peter Burgherr (2015). Import-adjusted fatality rates for individual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries caused by accidents in the oil energy chain. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 108, Part A, pp.1203-1212