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Green Power Partnership

GPP Webinar: Measuring Emissions from Purchased Electricity: A Primer on GHG Protocol’s New Scope 2 Guidance

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
1:00-2:00 p.m. (EDT)

EPA's Green Power Partnership (GPP)

The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol's Scope 2 Guidance was recently updated to harmonize methods for how organizations report GHG emissions from purchased electricity, heat, and steam (called "Scope 2" emissions). The new guidance amends the original Corporate Standard Exit, the most widely used tool for accounting and reporting an organization's GHG emissions.

This webinar focused on accounting for GHG emissions from purchased electricity. Attendees learned how organizations should report their emissions using both a location-based and market-based approach, the rationale behind the two approaches, and what types of electricity purchases can count towards emission reduction targets under the market-based approach. The webinar also featured best practices for using the new guidance, including insights and lessons learned from GHG accounting practitioners.

For more information on the recently released guidance, please visit: Exit.

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