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GHG Scopes 101:

Scope 2: Indirect Greenhouse (GHG) Emissions from the Generation of Purchased Energy


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Explaining Scope 2 Emissions

Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling. Although the CO2e emissions result from an organization’s activities, they occur at sources it doesn’t own or control. Scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where they are generated therefore they are accounted for in an organization’s GHG inventory because they are a result of the organization’s energy use. This covers indirect emissions from electricity purchased and used by a company. These emissions are created during energy production by the supplier.

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