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Welcome to the Resurgence Quick Carbon Calculator. This calculator allows you to do a quick calculation of your annual CO2 emissions, without having to refer to your energy bills. If you know your energy bills and would like a more accurate calculation, you may prefer to use the Full Resurgence Carbon Calculator which will give a more detailed and accurate result. The full calculator also provides notes on the calculations.

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Details

Including children aged 12 or over

Aged under 12


Electricity

Spending on electricity


What is your electricity tariff?

Completely Renewable


eg. Ecotricity New Energy


CO2 Emissions 0kg

Gas

Spending on Piped (Mains) Gas



Bottled Gas use

Butane (Blue) Propane (Red)
Bottle Weight Bottles per year Bottle Weight Bottles per year
4.5kg 3.9kg
7.0kg 6.0kg
15.0kg 13.0kg
  19.5kg

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Oil

Spending on Oil


You may enter a decimal e.g. 1.5 if you have three deliveries every two year.

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Coal

Coal usage per year

There are two options for coal. If you can estimate your coal use per year go straight to the second table. If you prefer to estimate per week, use the seasonal calculator, below.

To fill in the seasonal calculator, take each season in turn. Use the column for the size of bag you buy, and enter the number of bags you buy per week for that season.

Bags per week
20kg25kg50kg
Winter
Spring
Summer
Autumn

Setting values in the above table will update the one below.

Unit Size Times per year
20kg bags
25kg bags
50kg bags
1/4 tonne
1/2 tonne
1 tonne

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Wood

Firewood usage

Wood is a challenge to estimate because delivery sizes vary and weights change as the wood seasons. However I estimate that a carrying basket of wood contains 10kg and a typical fire or stove burns around 7kg in five-hours. The table below shows the year in four seasons, and then asks how many mornings, afternoons and evenings per week you light your fire(s) in each season. Most people only light one fire at a time, but if your property routinely has two or more fires running simultaneously, enter the number of fires.

Woodfire Periods lit per week Number of Fires
Morning Afternoon Evening
Winter
Spring
Summer
Autumn

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Transport

Owned Car(s)

Guidelines: The average mileage in the UK is 10,000 miles per year, and commuting 20 miles to and from work every day is 10,000 miles per year. You can make a rough guess based on these.

Car One





N reg or later


other person(s)

Car Two





N reg or later


other person(s)

CO2 Emissions 0 + 0 = 0kg

Motorbike

N reg or later

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Other Car journeys

by Taxi or Hired/Borrowed/Pooled Car

Journey
Description
Distance (mi) Return? Frequency
Times per
Persons
aboard
 
 
 
 
 

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Bus
Journey
Description
Distance (mi) Return? Frequency
Times per

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Coach
Journey
Description
Distance (mi) Return? Frequency
Times per

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Ferry
Journey
Description
Distance (mi) Return? Frequency
Times per

CO2 Emissions 0kg

National Rail
Journey
Description
Distance (mi) Return? Frequency
Times per

CO2 Emissions 0kg

International Rail
Journey
Description
Time (hr) Return? Times per year

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Flights
Journey
Description
Time (hr) Return? Times per year Class

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Leisure

Fuel Intensive Activities
Activity
Description
Litres
of Fuel
Fuel Type Times per year

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Food

Diet

I eat meat, fish, eggs and dairy products:

(meat around twice a day)


(meat once a day, eggs/dairy often)


(meat rarely or vegetarian)


(vegan)

CO2 Emissions 0kg

Sourcing

My food shopping is best described by:





CO2 Emissions 0kg

Industry Share

National Share

This is our share in maintaining national infrastructure and services including, roads, utilities, government, health, defence and education.

CO2 Emissions 1 tonne (1000kg) per person

Spending Habits

Base Tonnes

  Enter 1 tonne per £10,000 of household income


My spending on products and services can be described as:





CO2 Emissions 0kg

Summary

Total
CO2 (kg)%
Home
Transport
Food
Leisure
Industry Share
Grand Total
Details

Home

CO2 (kg)%
Electricity
Gas
Oil
Coal
Wood
Home Total
Personal Share

Transport

CO2 (kg)%
Car One
Car Two
Motorbike
Other Car Journeys
Bus
Coach
Ferry
Nat. Rail
Int. Rail
Flights
Transport Total

Food

CO2 (kg)%
Diet
Sourcing
Food Total

Industry

CO2 (kg)%
National Share
Spending Habits
Industry Total

Here you have it. Your personal annual carbon dioxide emissions. Aproximately. Whatever they are, don't feel guilty about it! We have all developed our lifestyles without knowing that CO2 emissions were a problem. If you want to reduce your carbon footrpint, start at your current level, and try to reduce it by 4% per year. Then you will be playing your part in the national effort. And you will find it surprisingly easy.

To put this in context, national average emissions are 10 tonnes per person per year. In 2004 the UK government pledged to cut emissions by 20% by 2012 to around 8 tonnes per capita. They have now pledged 80% reductions by 2050 to around 2 tonnes per capita, which is the sustainable CO2 quota per global capita.

For tips on how to reduce your CO2 emissions and improve your quality of life you can download my booklet The Guide to Low Carbon Lifestyles for free from www.lowcarbonlifestyle.org/guide.

Mukti Mitchell

North Devon, 2009

Sources include:

Mukti Mitchell is a carpenter, sailor and author who lives by the sea in North Devon. He designed the Explorer zero-emission microyacht and sailed around Britain in 2007 to promote low carbon lifestyles, endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Blair, David Cameron and leading environmental figures. For more information visit www.lowcarbonlifestyle.org or www.mitchellyachts.co.uk.

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