Environmental Relevance and Use of Energy Indicators in Environmental Management and Research.
2006 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 14, no 2, 134-145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Energy use as a single indicator or in a set of few indicators is often used in applied research in the building, transportation and energy sectors. However, the environmental relevance of energy indicators is seldom questioned. The relation between environmental relevance and energy indicators might seem obvious. Nevertheless, how this is obvious has not been thoroughly discussed. The aim of this paper is to investigate the environmental relevance of the energy indicator and discuss implications for its use. The approach is to express environmental pressure in different environmental impact categories and determine the contribution to these from energy use. Because not all impact categories are closely linked to energy indicators, the aim and context in which it is used must be apparent.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 14, no 2, 134-145 p.
Energy indicator; Environmental pressure; Environmental assessment; Energy system; Environmental management
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14493DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2005.01.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14493DiVA: diva2:23589