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Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other Greenhouse Gases (GHG) are emitted in a number of ways. It is emitted naturally through the carbon cycle and through human activities like the burning of fossil fuels and one's energy consumption.

Estimates of future emissions and removals depend in part on assumptions about changes in underlying energy use. For example, the demand for fossil fuels such as gasoline and coal is expected to increase greatly with the eventual growth of the U.S. and global economies.  Many, but not all, human sources of greenhouse gas emissions are expected to rise in the future. This growth may be reduced by ongoing efforts to increase the use of newer, cleaner technologies and other measures. Additionally, our everyday choices about such things as commuting, housing, electricity and natural gas use can influence the amount of greenhouse gases being emitted.

An organization's "carbon footprint" is determined almost entirely by its energy usage.  Since they are directly related, you can track one by tracking the other.  Data captured through Utility Management Corporation’s bill processing software, EnergyCAP®, empowers your organization with a variety of options for viewing and reporting GHG emissions; such as, total emissions, direct and indirect, stationary and mobile, by commodity and by GHG gas type.


EnergyCAP tracks and calculates GHG Emissions from direct and indirect energy sources. Indirect greenhouse gas emissions are those resulting from the purchase of energy created offsite by the consumption of natural gas, coal, nuclear, etc. An example is electricity that is used onsite but generated offsite by a coal-fired plant. Direct emissions are those resulting from the onsite combustion of fuels and industrial processes as well as from a variety of onsite fugitive emissions. Burning natural gas to heat an onsite boiler is an example. EnergyCAP provides a variety of options for viewing and reporting GHG emissions; such as, total emissions, direct and indirect, stationary and mobile, by commodity and by GHG gas type.

Examples of GHG Tracking


Total Annual GHG Emissions - Direct and Indirect Sources



Annual GHG Emissions - Direct Sources



Annual GHG Emissions - Indirect Sources