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Greenhouse gas emissions 

Renewable Energy Certificates in Hong Kong

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

CLP Group1

Total CO2e emissions – on an equity basis (kt)2,3

62,138

71,720

N/A

N/A

N/A

CO2e - Scope 1 (kt)4

45,105

50,047

N/A

N/A

N/A

CO2e - Scope 2 (kt)

244

250

N/A

N/A

N/A

CO2e - Scope 3 (kt)

16,790

21,424

N/A

N/A

N/A

Category 1: Purchased goods and services

1,210

1,093

N/A

N/A

N/A

Category 2: Capital goods

685

1,347

N/A

N/A

N/A

Category 3: Fuel- and energy-related activities

12,690

16,671

N/A

N/A

N/A

Category 5: Waste generated in operations

63

101

N/A

N/A

N/A

Category 6: Business travel

1

8

N/A

N/A

N/A

Category 7: Employee commuting

2

4

N/A

N/A

N/A

Category 11: Use of sold products

2,138

2,200

N/A

N/A

N/A

CLP Group's generation and energy storage portfolio3,4,5,6

CO2 – on an equity basis (kt)

44,987

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

CO2 – on an equity plus long-term capacity and energy purchase basis (kt)7

48,621

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

CO2 – on an operational control basis (kt)

43,808

50,412

52,052

47,921

46,518

CO2e – on an operational control basis (kt)

44,023

50,676

52,306

48,082

46,681

  1. Refers to a range of businesses, including generation and energy storage portfolio, transmission and distribution, retail and others.
  2. Numbers have been subject to rounding. Any discrepancies between the total shown and the sum of the amounts listed are due to rounding.
  3. Paguthan Power Station, the power purchase agreements of which expired in December 2018, was not included in the 2019 and 2020 numbers.
  4. In accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, WE Station, which makes use of landfill gas from waste for power generation, is not included in CLP’s Scope 1 CO2 emissions and reported separately in the Asset Performance Statistics. Its non-CO2 GHG emissions (i.e. CH4 and N2O) is included in CLP’s Scope 1 CO2e emissions
  5. Starting from 2020, the portfolio includes energy storage assets and generation assets. Energy storage assets include pumped storage and battery storage. In previous years, the portfolio included generation assets only.
  6. CO₂ emissions of Yallourn and Hallet Power Stations have been used since 2018. Prior to 2018, CO₂e emissions data of these assets were used.
  7. Numbers include assets with majority and minority share, and those under "long-term capacity and energy purchase" arrangements with CLP. Starting from 2018, "long-term capacity and energy purchase" has been defined as a purchase agreement with duration of at least five years, and capacity or energy purchased being no less than 10MW.
Climate-related financial information

2020 data shaded in orange have been independently verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The assurance scope of past years' data can be found in previous Sustainability Reports.


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