Common questions

Is GHG reporting mandatory?

Is GHG reporting mandatory?

From 1 April 2019, quoted companies must report on their global energy use and large businesses must disclose their UK annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. This is required by the Companies (Directors’ Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018.

Who is required to report GHG?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Rule which will require mandatory reporting of GHG emissions from large sources in the U.S. Beginning on January 1, 2010, manufacturers of vehicles and engines, suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial GHGs.

What is the certification for greenhouse gases emission?

The ISO 14064-1 standard is used as a baseline for compliance where a company simply measures and reports its GHG emissions and has it verified by International Certifications (Level 1: Carbon Measured).

What is the Ghgrp?

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) tracks facility-level emissions from the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

Who is exempt from SECR?

Are there any exemptions? Companies that use less than 40,000 kWh of energy during the reporting year are exempt. A ‘comply or explain’ approach means that there is still a requirement to make a statement in the annual report.

How much energy is 40MWh?

SECR: 40MWh is equivalent to around 9 houses worth of electricity or 4 houses worth of gas. – CLS Energy Ltd. Blog News Items SECR: 40MWh is equivalent to around 9 houses worth of electricity or 4 houses worth of gas.

Is carbon accounting mandatory?

From financial years beginning on or after 1 April 2019, large UK companies will be required to report publicly on their UK energy use and carbon emissions within their Directors’ Report. This new requirement has been implemented by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

What are carbon offset certificates?

Carbon offsets are tradable “rights” or certificates linked to activities that lower the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. By buying these certificates, a person or group can fund projects that fight climate change, instead of taking actions to lower their own carbon emissions.

What do I report under SECR?

Large unquoted companies and large LLPs are required to report on: UK ONLY energy use (as a minimum gas, electricity and transport, including UK offshore area), and the associated greenhouse emissions. You are not required to report on ALL greenhouse gas emissions, just those associated with your UK energy use.