Transport energy embodied in consumer goods: a hybrid life-cycle analysis

Jesper Munksgaard, Manfred Lenzen, Thomas C. Jensen, Lise-Lotte Pade

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Abstract

This paper describes an analysis of the transport-related energy embodied in goods consumed by households. Our approach combines bottom-up with top-down modelling in a hybrid life-cycle analysis. The bottom-up part is a process analysis of international transport, examining foreign trade statistics, transportation modes, transport distances, and energy efficiencies. The top-down part is an input-output analysis identifying transport energy use in upstream production layers. To demonstrate the application of the model we carry out a three-step empirical analysis of goods consumed in Denmark in 1995, starting with highly aggregated commodity groups, and ending with “bread”.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy & Environment
Volume16
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)283-301
ISSN0958-305X
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hybrid life-cycle analysis
  • Input-output modelling
  • Transport energy
  • Food

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Munksgaard, J., Lenzen, M., Jensen, T. C., & Pade, L-L. (2005). Transport energy embodied in consumer goods: a hybrid life-cycle analysis. Energy & Environment, 16(2), 283-301.
Munksgaard, Jesper ; Lenzen, Manfred ; Jensen, Thomas C. ; Pade, Lise-Lotte. / Transport energy embodied in consumer goods: a hybrid life-cycle analysis. In: Energy & Environment. 2005 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 283-301.
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Munksgaard, J, Lenzen, M, Jensen, TC & Pade, L-L 2005, 'Transport energy embodied in consumer goods: a hybrid life-cycle analysis', Energy & Environment, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 283-301.

Transport energy embodied in consumer goods: a hybrid life-cycle analysis. / Munksgaard, Jesper; Lenzen, Manfred; Jensen, Thomas C.; Pade, Lise-Lotte.

In: Energy & Environment, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2005, p. 283-301.

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