Last reviewed on 10-02-2021

Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (13th Edition - Last updated on 9-06-2021)

♦ Category: Energy

IPCC: 1B3 - Fugitive Emissions from Fuels - Geothermal Energy Production
Sector: Electricity Generation (In State) : Merchant Owned

♦ Activity: Geothermal power - Geothermal

♦ Greenhouse gas: Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

► Year 2000 —

● Greenhouse gas removal estimate —

Amount: No data of N2O Emitted (No data CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Compilation
Calculation: Compilation of Mandatory Reporting activity or emission values
Reference: ARB (2019). Summary of 2008 to 2017 data from California's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Program. Reported emissions are available at:

● Activity level used in calculations —

Activity: Geothermal power = 258,696,969,000,000 btu of Geothermal
Basis: Data
Reference: Schnapp, R. (2008). Data request (data submittal) between CARB and Robert Schnapp of the Energy Information Administration. Summer 2008.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Not applicable
Constant: Global warming potential of N2O = 298
Reference: IPCC (2007). Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon S., Qin D., Manning M., Chen Z., Marquis M., Averyt K.B., Tignor M., and Miller H.L. (eds.).

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity (derived from values listed above) —

Amount: Not Applicable