Anaerobic Digestion gas-to-grid energy now eligible for company emissions reporting

Michael Holder, Business Green.

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.

The REA described the changes as a "major breakthrough" that has received the backing of several energy suppliers as well as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which monitors and ranks businesses according to their emissions reductions.