The AMEE category /business/energy/stationaryCombustion/epa/gas contains data on the emissions associated with the burning of gas, sourced from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders initiative and the technical guidelines for the EPA's mandatory greenhouse gas reporting rule.

To use this category, select the type of gas using the type and subtype drill choices. Next specify the quantity of fuel consumed using either the energyConsumed or volume profile item values.

Emissions of CH4 and N2O vary according to the specific burning context under consideration. Users can specify the burning context using the burningContext profile item value with one of the following valid parameters;

  • residential
  • commercial
  • industry
  • electricity generation

If no burning context is explicitly specified the industry context is assumed by default. AMEE retrieves the appropriate emissions factors from the associated EPA dataset for CH4 and N2O emissions.

Four quantities are returned, as follows:

  • CO2: CO2 emissions
  • CH4: CH4 (methane) emissions
  • N2O: N2O (nitrous oxide) emissions
  • CO2e: CO2e emissions (all three gases, converted using these global warming potential)

The individual quantities for CH4 and N2O represent absolute quantities rather than CO2e quantities.

See here for information on using British thermal units (Btu's) with the AMEE platform

Technical note: The Climate Leaders documentation specifies data for gases on the basis of the ''standard cubic foot'' unit. AMEE assumes that this is equivalent to a physical cubic foot.

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