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Richard Furler - Carbon Basics Presentation

Description of carbon accounting fundamentals, essential for understanding carbon tax, carbon neutrality and carbon accounting.
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Transcript of Richard Furler - Carbon Basics Presentation

Carbon Basics Greenhouse Gas
A Gas that Warms Up Atmosphere CO 2 main gas Also CH4, N2O, refrigerations, etc Measure - tCO2e 1 Olympic Pool about 3 tCO2e
at air pressure 1 large CO2 bottle
31 kG CO2 Air, 3% CO2, thus
300 pools for 1 tCO2e Car, 4.3 tCO2e/yr GWP Carbon 1
GWP Nitrous Oxide 310 Types of Emissions Scope 1 Scope 3 Scope 2 Your emissions through consumption of energy
on your site but emitted elsewhere Electricity Purchased steam, compressed air Burning of fuel, diesel, petrol Methane from ponds or animals
or application of super Other people's scope 1 and scope 2
emissions from the activity of your business. Use of contractors, fuels,
electricity, eg transport Carbon emissions from production of printing and packaging Your flights Embedded emissions, such as paper use,
manufacture of cars. Carbon Drivers
and Standards Mandatory Carbon
Market (NGER) IPCC Scope 1 and 2 only If everyone minimises their scope 1 and 2,
then carbon emissions will decrease Your scope 3 is someone else's scope 1 or 2 Mechanism for Carbon Price Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Low Carbon Australia (ex Carbon Trust) Two approaches - detailed
calculation or from financials Sample Flow Chart - PAS2050 Scope 1, 2 and 3 included EN16 - Scope 1 and 2 emissions. EN18 - Initiatives to reduce emissions
(not offsetting) Samples of Carbon Tax Costs Nitrous Oxides Methane Hydroflurocarbons Carbon Background GWP Global Warming Potential Carbon Dioxide Equivalents (CO2e) IPCC - International Panel of Climate Change - UN
Over 20,000 scientists EN17 - Scope 3 emissions.
Identify significant Scope 3 emissions that
you can influence. Applies to top 1,000 companies ACCC interested in investigation claims Carbon Neutrality House about 12 tCO2e/yr Australia's Total Carbon Emissions 2009
564 Million tCO2e per year Your emissions from your site from consumption of energy or by your industry processes Lime Production, Coke
Production,
escaped gases Identify significant Scope 3 emissions that
you can influence. NCOS - National Carbon Offset Standard
Australian Standard ISO14040, 14044
and 14064 Scope 1, 2 and 3 included
Full LCA facility and corporate thresholds 10,000 (Waste) to 25,000 tCO2e
(Energy) scope 1 threshold Voluntary Carbon
Offest Market Mandatory (Kyoto) Carbon Mechanisim Free for participants of Eureka Moments training. Not to be used for commercial use without permission from Richard Furler. Disclaimer

The information contained in this document is given in good faith and has been derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate. Richard Furler accepts no legal liability for the accuracy of field data, analytical results or mapping data provided as part of this report or for any associated loss in productivity, land value or such like through third party use of this data.

The material and opinions in this document may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which may not necessarily reflect the views of Richard Furler or indicate Richard Furler's recommendation or advice regarding a particular course of action.

Because Richard Furler does not provide advice of an investment or commercial valuation nature, Richard Furler does not accept any liability for investment decisions made on the basis of environmental information provided in this report. Carbon Tax - Scope 1 only Household Assistance Industry Assistance Carbon Farming Initiative Carbon Offsetting 14 plus bills! Top 400 to 500 companies covering 60% of Australia's Energy Use Offsets differ from Kyoto Offsets
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