2.3.1 Calculating CO2 emissions

Course subject(s) 2. Accounting energy use and GHG emissions

In this video we explain emissions factors, and how these can be used. We also explain the categorisations of emissions into so called ‘scopes’ and what the differences are between each emission scope.

Key takeaways:

  • The emission factor tells us how much CO2 is emitted per unit of fuel combusted
  • Direct emissions are those generated from the direct combustion of fuel
  • Indirect emissions are when energy is used that is derived from emitting sources
  • Scope 1 emission are direct emissions, scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from electricity use, scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions from other sources
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