San Francisco Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory (CBEI)

Staff: Stanton, E.A. ; Bueno, R. ; Cegan, J. ; Au, D. ; Ackerman, F.
Date: 2011

Research Area(s): Climate Economics

Description: In this project, which builds on previous work in Oregon and King County, WA, SEI-US will produce Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory (CBEI) results for San Francisco County and for the State of California. CBEI estimates the total greenhouse gas emissions resulting from all consumption within a study area. For this project, two study areas will be analyzed: (1) the City and County of San Francisco, and (2) the State of California. For this study emissions will be broken down by 1) emissions from households, government and business investments; 2) emissions released within the study area, outside of the study area but within the United States, and in foreign countries; 3) life-cycle phase (production, pre-purchase transportation, wholesale/retail, use, post-consumer disposal); and 4) 400-500 types of consumer goods and services that aggregate to a few dozen subcategories and approximately 15 categories.