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How much CO2 are you responsible for? Our carbon footprint calculators reveal all

Carbon footprint calculators are a powerful tool in our fight against climate change/disaster. What’s the average carbon footprint, per person, per year?

How to make sense of carbon footprint calculator data

A litre of plant milk or water weighs about a kilo. Now imagine that weight multiplied by your daily and monthly and yearly numbers. That’s what all your CO2 weighs. When you consider that CO2 is a gas…

A kilo is 2.2 pounds. So imagine two and bit pounds of butter for each kilo. A metric ton is 1,000 kilos, so prepare to be blown away by how we stack up in a year:

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Air travel CO2 emissions

Air travel’s carbon footprint is getting a lot of attention. So, how much CO2 do you cause to be emitted when flying?

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Eat less meat, save the planet

We all know that meat, red meat in particular, has a hefty carbon footprint. If you switch a couple of meals a week to a locally-sourced vegan option, how much CO2 can you save? Try our calculator and pass the faux beef! We use the carbon footprint of an average cheeseburger as 4.35kg/CO2 equivalent.


Data Centre – DC – carbon footprint calculator

Data Centres are becoming increasingly essential for our connected lives. DC power consumption depends on many variables, so we’re showing what their maximum carbon footprint could be, based on the average electricity fuel mix, in Ireland, and globally. Some DCs operate on 100% renewable electricity, so have a vastly reduced operational carbon footprint.

Ireland’s electricity generation fuel mix is heavily dependent on fossil fuels (gas accounted for 57% of energy inputs to electricity generation in 2020, coal and peat accounted for 9%, and oil 2.4%).

The contribution of each energy source to C02 emissions is as follows:

  • 0.986 t CO2 eq/MWh for coal-fired plants
  • 0.777 t CO2 eq /MWh for oil-fired plants
  • 0.486 t CO2 eq /MWh for gas-turbine plants

Did you turn the immersion off?

Immersion water heaters are a constant source of stress, and forgetting to turn off the immersion has triggered many a family conflict. As well as impacting your pocket, leaving the immersion on for too long also has a big impact on your carbon footprint and climate change…

How to cut your immersion emissions:

  • Insulate your hot water tank so the water stays warm for longer.
  • Check if you have a thermostatic control to automatically turn the heater off when it reaches the desired temperature.
  • Set the thermostat for a lower temperature (ensuring that water is heated to a minimum of 50C to kill any bacteria in the tank).
  • Use a timer to turn the heater on and off so hot water is ready when you need it. If you have an economy electricity tariff, set your immersion heater to switch on when electricity is cheaper.

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Know your footprint! Check this list of all countries with their average, annual CO2 emissions per person: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions

CO2 footprint of a cheeseburger meal calculations, which we used as the basis of our meat CO2 calculator: http://www.openthefuture.com/cheeseburger_CF.html

Read how carbon neutral data centres are achievable

Read about Ireland’s data centre power consumption

eCO2mix – CO2 emissions per MWh of electricity generated in France: https://www.rte-france.com/en/eco2mix/co2-emissions

Global electricity mix: https://ourworldindata.org/electricity-mix

SEAI on fuel inputs for electricity generation in Ireland

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