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Centre for Carbon Measurement advises Process Operators on emissions reporting

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL has reviewed the new monitoring and reporting guidelines for Phase 3 of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which places a cap on European emissions and provides financial incentives for organisations to reduce their carbon emissions.

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The outcomes of the review are summarised in an article in Process Industry Informer - the UK's number one magazine for the Manufacturing Process Industries.

Key to the success of the ETS is ensuring that companies accurately report their carbon emissions. The article explains how the direct measurement of carbon dioxide emissions has been put on a more equal footing with the calculation method, which uses inputs of fuel consumption and emissions factors to calculate an organisation's total carbon emissions. This change recognises the increased confidence in continuous emission monitoring technologies and their quality assurance.

The article also explains how there have been updated requirements for calibration and uncertainty of fuel consumption for those using the calculation method to report emissions.

This work is part of the National Measurement System funded project: 'Metrology for Emissions Trading'.

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Last Updated: 29 Oct 2012
Created: 20 Apr 2012

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