9 July 2018. AENOR it has carried out the first annual compensated emission verification of the ECO GAS Rate offered by Naturgy (Gas Natural Fenosa).
The annual verification carried out by AENOR, in accordance with the PAS 2050 Standard, involves verifying how much C02 is emitted when compared to the same consumption of natural gas in a given activity, as well as the voluntary offset of these emissions in order to achieve a carbon neutral supply to the customer. From the first invoice, customers who have subscribed to this rate will be given an AENOR compensated CO2 stamp.
AENOR has certified the 2017 65 tCO2e compensation for the ECO GAS Rate in a report that includes the list of subscribers whose emissions have been calculated and compensated for a given period.
In order to neutralise CO2 equivalent emissions, 200 CERs (Certified Emissions Reductions) from the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) project "Loma Los Colorados Landfill Gas Project" are voluntarily cancelled. Located in Chile and owned by Gas Natural Fenosa Generación, S.L.U., this project aims to ensure that users subscribing to this rate are consuming emission-free gas.
The 'Gas Project of the Loma Los Colorados Landfill' is developing a recollection, use and destruction system for landfill gas, which, by burning it in the refinery flare, generates electricity that is exported to Chile's interconnected central electric grid.
The offsetting of emissions is a voluntary instrument to combat climate change. Any organisation can offset emissions from activities, products or services that they have not yet been able to reduce.