Last reviewed on 06-22-2018

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

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1B3 - Fugitive Emissions from Fuels - Geothermal Energy Production
Sector: Electricity Generation (In State) : Utility Owned

♦ Activity: Geothermal power - Geothermal

♦ Greenhouse gas: Methane ( CH4 )

► Year 2003 —

● Greenhouse gas removal estimate —

Amount: No data of CH4 Emitted (No data CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Compilation
Calculation: Compilation of Mandatory Reporting activity or emission values
Reference: ARB (2019). Summary of 2008 to 2017 data from California's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Program. Reported emissions are available at: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/mandatory-greenhouse-gas-emissions-reporting

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Geothermal power = 22,078,611,000,000 btu of Geothermal
Basis: Data
Reference: EIA (2013). Energy Information Administration. Form EIA-906/920/923: Monthly Utility Power Plant Database. Accessed online at: ttps://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia923/#https://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/eia923/

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Not applicable
Constant: Global warming potential of CH4 = 25
Reference: IPCC (2007). Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon S., Qin D., Manning M., Chen Z., Marquis M., Averyt K.B., Tignor M., and Miller H.L. (eds.). http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_ipcc_fourth_assessment_report_synthesis_report.htm

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

Amount: Not Applicable
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