Climate Change Responses - C5 Emissions Methodology

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C5.1 Provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2).

Base year

  1. Decide what year you will be considering your base year for the purpose of CDP reporting. It may or may not be the same as your Scope 5 base year. Your Scope 5 base year can be found in the Preferences & Settings dialog box which is accessible under the Organization tab.

Base year emissions

  1. From the top level of the Node Navigator, select Distribution Reports.
  2. Click Add a New Report.
  3. Expand the tracker selection pane. Under the GHG Scopes filter, Select Scope-1 and Scope-2:8_screenshot.png
  4. Enter the first and last days of your base year in the Start Date and End Date fields, respectively.
  5. In Data Columns pane, click the check-box next to Compare Scope-2 Methods:2020-02-25_1010.pngOnce the report is generated, there will be an energymarket-basedmarket-indicative and location-based total presented for each Scope.
  6. In the Display Options section, set Primary Grouping to -- None -- and Secondary Grouping to Scope.
  7. Name the report as appropriate (in the Title section), then click the Generate Report.
  8. Be sure to verify that there are no unexpected exclusions.
  9. Results will be presented by Scope.
  10. Use the CO2e number from the row labeled Scope-1 and the column titled CO2e(LB) (tonnes) as your response to Scope 1 base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e).
  11. Use the CO2e number from the row labeled Scope-2 and the column titled CO2e(LB) (tonnes) as your response to Scope 2 location-based base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e).
  12. Use the CO2e number from the row labeled Scope-2 and the column titled CO2e(MB) (tonnes) as your response to Scope 2 market-based base year emissions (metric tonnes CO2e).
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