Hydro-Québec mandated the CIRAIG’s International Life Cycle Chair to use life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to study and compare different power generation options, and the electricity mixes* of various Canadian provinces, U.S. states and other countries.
The data on the impact of generating options was collected via a literature review of the LCAs conducted in this field. Over 60 relevant reports or articles, published since 2007, were identified and analyzed. The data gathered was also compared to the data produced by Hydro-Québec.
The data related to electricity mixes came from the ecoinvent database v3.0, which is commonly used to conduct LCAs.
* An electricity mix is the electricity generated by the different types of generating stations that form a network operated over a given territory, and the electricity imported from neighboring territories.
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This report presents the inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to the consumption of the Montreal community for the year 2017. The inventory covers all activities and operations taking place within the Montreal community, including household purchases and activities, spending by the Ville de Montréal itself, capital investments (e.g. the purchase of buildings or machinery) taking place within the community, as well as federal and provincial government spending benefiting the community.