Calculation of CO2 emissions

 

 

Fuel type

Kg of CO2 per unit of consumption

Grid electricity

43 per kWh

Natural gas

3142 per tonne

Diesel fuel

2.68 per litre

Petrol

2.31 per litre

Coal

2419 per tonne

LPG

1.51 per litre

 

 

Transport conversion table

 

Vehicle type

Kg CO2 per litre

Small petrol car 1.4 litre engine

0.17/km

Medium car (1.4 2.1 litres)

0.22/km

Large car

0.27/km

Average petrol car

0.20/km

Small diesel car (>2 litres)

0.12/km

Large car

0.14/km

Average diesel car

0.12/km

Articulated lorry, diesel engine

2.68/km (0.35litres fuel per km)

Rail

0.06 per person per km

Air, short haul ( 500km)

0.18 per person per km

Air, long haul

0.11

Shipping

0.01 per tonne per km