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Estates management 2018/19 - Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions natural gas

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Estates management 2018/19

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Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions natural gas

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Short nameE12CENGAS

This field contains data about scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions from natural gas. The value can be recorded to three decimal places.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education providers (HEPs).

UnitKilograms of equivalent carbon dioxide (kg CO2e)

This conversion will be undertaken by HESA.

Total scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions from natural gas (kWh) for the whole estate.

BEIS have confirmed to HESA that they recommend taking the same approach for green gas/biogas as is taken for green electricity in the reporting guidance. Please see Page 114 of the Environmental Reporting Guidelines: Including streamlined energy and carbon reporting guidance March 2019.

The accounting of grid-injected biomethane is under review in parallel with the review of purchased electricity and updated guidance on that will be issued in due course.

Gas supplied through 'green tariffs' will not be considered as zero carbon and the average grid gas carbon factor will be applied. An emission reduction will be applied for any renewable green gas/biogas that has been generated and exported to the national grid or a third party at the one year average factor.

The Defra conversion factors and guidance provide the conversion factor that will be used for Energy consumption natural gas excluding that used as input for a CHP unit and Energy consumption natural gas used as input for a CHP unit as well as supplemental information.

Mandatory for England Northern Ireland Wales
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Reason required For advice to Government, monitoring progress towards sector carbon targets and for use in producing Capital Investment Framework (CIF) metrics.
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Field length12
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: E12CENGAS
Change management notesGuidance has been updated for green gas/biogas in conjunction with BEIS for this field.

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