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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.
Licensing Free
Language(s) English
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