What Does Carbon Intensity Mean?

In the global effort to combat climate change, understanding and reducing carbon emissions is paramount. At DitchCarbon, we are committed to providing comprehensive carbon emissions data to help you, our clients, make informed decisions. One data point we present is your supplier’s global carbon intensity. Let’s delve into what carbon intensity is, why it’s measured, and why it’s important to understand.

What is Carbon Intensity?

Carbon intensity is a metric that quantifies the amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced per unit of energy. In simple terms, it expresses an aspect of efficiency regarding a company’s emissions.

Why It’s In Our Data

Including carbon intensity in our carbon emissions data helps provide you with a more holistic view of your supplier’s emissions.

  • Environmental Impact: Carbon intensity showcases a clear picture of how environmentally friendly or carbon-efficient a company is in their use of energy. Lower carbon intensity signifies cleaner and more sustainable practices.
  • Goal Tracking: Measuring carbon intensity over time is helpful to understand if your supplier is becoming more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels for energy.

Carbon intensity is a pivotal metric in the realm of carbon emissions data. It provides a tangible way to assess the environmental impact of energy sources and analyse your supplier’s progress to becoming more sustainable.

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