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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (11th Edition - Last updated on 11-06-2019)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1A1ai - Fuel Combustion Activities - Energy Industries - Main Activity Electricity and Heat Production - Electricity Generation
Sector: Electricity Generation (In State) : Utility Owned

♦ Activity: Fuel combustion - Natural gas

♦ Greenhouse gas: Carbon dioxide ( CO2 )

► Year 2000 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 6,946,382 tonnes of CO2 Emitted (6,946,382 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Calculation
Calculation: [Fuel combustion] * [Heat content] * [Fuel CO2 emission]
Reference: IPCC (2006). 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Prepared by the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme, Eggleston H.S., Buendia L., Miwa K., Ngara T., and Tanabe K. (eds). Volume 2, Chapter 2: Stationary Combustion. Published: IGES, Japan. ttp://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf#http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/pdf/2_Volume2/V2_2_Ch2_Stationary_Combustion.pdf

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Fuel combustion = 128,445,530,038 scf of Natural gas
Basis: Data
Reference: Schnapp, R. (2008). Data request (data submittal) between CARB and Robert Schnapp of the Energy Information Administration. Summer 2008.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Fuel CO2 emission = 0.053 g / btu
Reference: ARB Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Regulation. Subpart C of 40 CFR Part 98 (98.30 to 98.38). Available online at: ttps://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98#https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/40/appendix-Table_C-1_to_subpart_C_of_part_98
Parameter: Heat content = 1,020 btu / scf
Reference: EIA (2019). Energy Information Administration. State Energy Consumption, Price, and Expenditure Estimates (SEDS). Available online at: ttps://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.php?sid=CA#https://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.php?sid=CA

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: 54.1 g of CO2 per scf of Natural gas
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