Defra

Summary

Name of source 2010 Guidelines to Defra / DECC's GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting
Provider Produced by AEA for DECC and Defra
Summary text Conversion factors allowing organizations and individuals to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a range of activities, including energy use, water consumption, waste disposal, recycling and transport activities.
Contact ghgreporting@defra.gsi.gov.uk
Licensing Free
Language(s) English
Website www.defra.gov.uk/environment/
economy/business-efficiency/reporting/

Access – data formats and accessibility

File type HTML (web) access to .xls or .pdf file
Software needs Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader

Contents – breadth and depth of datasets

Age 1990-2010
Geography UK, Global
Original Data Source(s) Original research, Industry statistics, Government publications, Other LCA databases
Other Databases Included IEA; CENSA
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach Various
Emissions results Total CO2e, Separate GHGs, Separate scopes, Direct and Indirect emissions
Number of datasets +300
Main topics Electricity; Crude oil based fuels; Natural gas based fuels; Road; Rail; Air
Other topics End-of-life treatment; Water; Materials production; Other Services

Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?

System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process, Input-Output, Other
Allocation Methods n/a
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty No

Quality – is information provided on data quality?

Data quality score No
Quality assurance Yes
Standards compliant Defra/DECC; GHG Protocol; Possible to use in product footprints