Since the Corporate Standard publication in 2004, both companies and energy suppliers have sought ways to use contractual instruments such as power purchase agreements, renewable energy certificates, Guarantees of Origin, and utility green power programs to support claims about the low-carbon attributes of purchased energy. In addition, companies have increasingly taken a holistic view towards their energy demand management and procurement. Both trends have emphasized the need for a more complete and nuanced reporting framework for scope 2.
To meet this need, the GHG Protocol has for three years led international consultations on how companies should calculate emissions from purchased and consumed electricity, heat, steam and cooling (scope 2). The Scope 2 Guidance and Scope 2 Guidance Review Template are available for a 5 week public comment beginning Thursday, March 13th and ending Monday, April 21st, 2014 (this is now extended to Monday, May 5th).
The GHG Protocol will be providing overviews of this Guidance through webinars and in-person workshops. These opportunities will be listed on this webpage as they are scheduled. If you would like to be notified of these opportunities, please email Joe Winslow (firstname.lastname@example.org). Currently, they include:
GHG Protocol webinar on Scope 2 Guidance for US/EU time zones:
GHG Protocol webinar on Scope 2 Guidance for Asia time zones: