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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Industrial Processes and Product Use

IPCC: 2G1b - Other Product Manufacture and Use - Electrical Equipment - Use of Electrical Equipment
Sector: Electricity Generation (In State) : Transmission and Distribution

♦ Activity: SF6 use -

♦ Greenhouse gas: Sulphur hexafluoride ( SF6 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 65.30 tonnes of SF6 Emitted (1,560,714 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: Compilation of various data sources
Reference: ARB (2009). Technical Support Document for California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and 1990 Emissions Level. California Air Resources Board. (March 2009). Available online at: /cc/inventory/doc/methods_v1/ghg_inventory_technical_support_document.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Basis: none
Reference: Not Applicable.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Not applicable
Constant: Global warming potential of SF6 = 23900
Reference: IPCC (1996). Second Assessment Report. Climate Change 1995: WG I - The Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; J.T. Houghton, L.G. Meira Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg, and K. Maskell (eds.); Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: Not Applicable