Businesses are now able to count green gas energy produced by anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities towards their onsite greenhouse gas emissions reporting, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) announced today. Changes have been made to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – the global standard against which large companies measure, manage and report GHG emissions – to recognise Green Gas Certificates as eligible for supporting a firm’s reporting of its carbon impact. Backing the changes, green energy supplier Good Energy said six per cent of its green gas supply comes from grid-injected biomethane sourced from UK AD plants registered through the GGCS. “Because our green gas is robustly and independently certified by the Green Gas Certification Scheme, we can assure our customers that, by getting their gas from us, they’re playing their part in achieving a sustainable future,” said Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport. Other domestic energy firms signed up to the GGCS include Green Energy UK, which is now supplying customers with 100 per cent green gas from AD plants, as well as LoCO2 Energy, which is supplying 10 per cent of its gas from biomethane.
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