Presentation on theme: "Co2 Offset Can you offset ?. Co2 emissions in the UK."— Presentation transcript:
Co2 Offset Can you offset ?
Co2 emissions in the UK
Categories AAAAviation IIIIndustry RRRRoad Transport HHHHousehold OOOOther
Hand on Head Aviation Industry Road Transport Household Other 1 Hand over eyes Household Industry Road Transport Aviation Other 5 Hand on ear Industry Household Road Transport Other Aviation 4 2 Hands straight up Industry Aviation Road Transport Household Other 3 Hand straight up Road Transport Industry Aviation Other Household 2
Industry 26% Household 25% Road Transport 24% Other 19% Aviation 6%
Some Current Co2 Offset Projects And what they say
1 Return trip from London to Florida 8646 miles in economy class 1950kg £14.65 2510kg £50.00 3300kg £30.00 1539kg £22.95 1200kg £16.12
How to Calculate Co2 Produced CO2 emission calculated from the fuel you use Fuel consumption A = in litres Specific gravity B = 0.52 for LPG, 0.74 for petrol (gas) or 0.85 for diesel Proportion of carbon in fuel C = 0.83 for LPG, 0.84 for petrol (gas) or 0.85 for diesel D = A * B * C * Carbon dioxide produced, Kg Example calculation: A=2200, B=0.74, C=0.84, D=5014 Note: The constant is for converting kg of carbon to kg of CO2. One kg of carbon combines with kg of oxygen to form kg of CO2.
London to Florida CO2 emission calculated Distance travelled A = Kilometres Emission rate B = kg CO2/person km C = A * B Carbon dioxide produced, C = Kg Calculation: A=13811, B=0.183, C=2527kg
What is the cost of this Co2 1950kg £14.65 2510kg £50.00 3300kg £30.00 1539kg £22.95 1200kg £16.12
The real cost 2527 kg of carbon one native British hardwood would offset 650kg over 40 years. So to offset for one holiday per year you would have to plant 155 trees 650 / 40 = / = 155 Total cost £1550 Land usage 1acre
One flight to the USA would need to plant 81,220 trees Total of 524 acres Cost £812,200 The flights out of Heathrow alone would cover the UK in less than 1 week
Can you offset Co2 ? Yes for at least one week ?
Should charitable groups benefit from Co2 offset If you don’t mind been associated with this YES ?