News 25 April 2023 News from SKAO
NEW HARMONISATION DECISION ON EMISSION FACTOR FOR ELECTRICITY FROM BIOMASS
SKAO publishes a new harmonisation decision on the emission factor for electricity from biomass.
When preparing the CO2 footprint, you must choose an emission factor for each emission source. So too for green electricity from biomass.
In order to use a lower emission factor than that of grey power, Handbook 3.1 requires buyers of this form of green power to show what their supplier's specific emission factor is. The reason for this is the that emissions can vary considerably from supplier to supplier.
Although this argument still applies, the SKAO CCvD has decided, prompted by practical considerations, to allow an average factor for biomass power to be chosen from www.co2emissiefactoren.nl.
The change applies retroactively. This means that you must also adjust the reference year for this change.
View the harmonisation act here.
View the page with all harmonisation acts here.