Fuel and Energy Carbon Calculator
Our fuel and energy carbon footprint calculator is a tool designed to help individuals and businesses understand the environmental impact of their energy use. This tool can estimate the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by various fuels used for heating, transportation, electricity generation, and more.
Note: The tool can be used to calculate carbon emissions for fuel consumption, electricity use and refrigeration / air-conditioning top ups. This calculator uses the UK Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting 2021 to determine the final carbon emission. The calculation is sub-divided in Scope 1, Scope 2 and Total Emissions.
Carbon Footprint Facts about Fuel and Energy
Electricity: In the UK, the carbon intensity of electricity has been steadily decreasing and was around 200g of CO2 per kWh in 2020, down from over 500g in 2006. This is largely due to the increased use of renewable energy sources.
Renewable Energy: If a home in the UK installs a 4kW solar PV system, it could reduce its carbon footprint by about 1.3 tonnes of CO2 per year, assuming it uses all the electricity produced.
Petrol vs. Diesel: Diesel fuel contains more carbon than petrol, leading to higher CO2 emissions per litre when combusted (about 2.68 kg/litre for diesel vs. 2.31 kg/litre for petrol). However, diesel engines are typically more fuel-efficient than petrol engines, which can offset some of this difference.