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Indirect Emissions From Purchased Electricity

REFERENCE
E1.2.1
CATEGORY
GHG Emissions
METRIC
Scope 2 Emissions
UNIT
Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e)

Definition

This metric tracks the mass of Scope 2 emissions attributable to the company, as measured in metric tons (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, in the last calendar year.

Expanded Definition

Scope 2 emissions refer to emissions from energy that is purchased by the company, as opposed to directly produced by the company (Scope 1 emissions).

Greenhouse Gas Protocol defines Scope 2 emissions as “GHG emissions from the generation of purchased electricity consumed by the company. Purchased electricity is defined as electricity that is purchased or otherwise brought into the organizational boundary of the company. Scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where electricity is generated.”

GHG Protocol provides tools, step by-step guidance, and electronic worksheets to help users calculate GHG emissions from specific sources or industries.