Volume 18, Issue 10 | January 24, 2022

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

The greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator is a tool that translates measurements into terms you can understand, such as the annual emissions from cars and households. It is also useful in communicating your greenhouse gas reduction strategy, reduction targets, or other initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

When using the calculator, you have two options for your entering data to develop greenhouse gas equivalencies. When you enter your energy data in the calculator (see link below), it converts your entered values to carbon dioxide-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions based on emission factors for energy consumption or electricity reductions. It then shows similar ways to convey those emissions. When you enter emissions data, the calculator displays equivalent ways to express those emissions.

Just like the greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator, WGL Energy can help you reach an environmental-friendly solution to offset your carbon footprint. To learn how, visit https://promo.wglenergy.com/gogreen/ or call 1-833-61-GREEN (1-833-614-7336) to speak with one of our energy experts.

Source: https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator


Editor's Note

Spot up on Frigid Days, Forward Down on Warming Forecasts

Week in review for January 16 22, 2022

Thursday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that working gas in storage as of Friday January 14, 2022, was 2,810 Bcf. This was a decrease of 206 Bcf from the previous week, in-line with market expectations. Inventories are now 199 Bcf lower than this time last year, and 72 Bcf above the 5-year average.  

Despite some frigid temperatures that sent many Mid-Atlantic/Northeast spot prices above $20/DTH, for the week ending January 20th, forward prices were down significantly on increasingly warm forecasts. The 12-month NYMEX natural gas strip (Feb22-Jan 2023) was down 6.8% and the 12-month PJM STD 7x24 contract strip was down 5.0%.


Weather

Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days

  

 

May-21

June-21

July-21

Aug-21

Sep-21

Oct-21 

Normal 

156

351

522

445

255

55

 Actual

119

348

192

492

241

92

Departure from Normal 

24%
Cooler

1%
Cooler

6%
Cooler

11%
Warmer

6%
Cooler

69%
Warmer

Cooling degree day (CDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65-degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is below 65, there are no cooling degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is greater than 65 degrees, then subtract 65 from the average temperature to find the number of cooling degree days.

*Heating degree day (HDD) data is for the Washington, D.C. area and is calculated by comparing the day’s average temperature to a 65 degree baseline. If the day’s average temperature is above 65, there are no heating degree days that day. If the day’s average temperature is less than 65 degrees, then subtract that average temperature from 65 to find the number of heating degree days.