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In February 2014 I got an electric commuter bicycle which resulted in me using a lot less public transport. Over the previous few years I had been catching the bus/train home frequently with my folding bike.

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In February 2014 I got an electric commuter bicycle which my public transport use. Over the previous few years I had been catching the bus/train home frequently with my folding bike.

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Started October 2009. Charts updated

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Started October 2009. Charts updated June 2017

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Started October 2009. Charts updated 18 June 2015.

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Started October 2009. Charts updated

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Raw Excel data

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Started October 2009. Updated 4 Feb 2015.

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Started October 2009. Charts updated 18 June 2015.

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy high quality New Zealand based offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy high quality New Zealand based offsets for $28.75 per tonne (1000 kg) [as at 4 Feb 2015]. [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more of variable quality. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy high quality New Zealand based offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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Trying to live a low carbon life

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Trying to live a lower carbon life

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  • My transport data is mostly guesswork before Oct 2009 (apart from the holidays). My electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is an educated guess. I'll go back and re-factor those number once I've got some more real data on what public transport I use now. Although I'm a bit softer than I used to be - I don't ride in the rain much these days.
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  • My transport data is mostly guesswork before Oct 2009 (apart from the holidays). My electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is an educated guess.
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  • The tool doesn't have an option to buy more credits than you "need". It would be interesting to pre-pay for my 2010 emissions on 1 Jan 2010 and then live to the target. What should my annual household "ration" be?
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  • The tool doesn't have an option to buy more credits than you "need". It would be interesting to pre-pay for coming years emissions on 1st Jan then live to the target. What should my annual household "ration" be?
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Qatar55,500
Australia26,900
USA23,500
Canada22,600
New Zealand18,800
Ireland16,700
Russia13,700
Germany11,900
Denmark11,500
Singapore11,300
UK10,600
Japan10,500
Spain10,100
Italy9,700
South Africa9,000
France9,000
Sweden7,400
Switzerland7,300
China5,500
Chile5,100
Iraq4,600
Cook Islands2,900
Indonesia2,700
Cuba2,200
Fiji2,000
Philippines1,700
India1,700
Tonga1,200
Samoa800
Solomon Islands400
Kiribati300
Tanzania100
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Qatar55,500
Australia26,900
USA23,500
Canada22,600
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Ireland16,700
Russia13,700
Germany11,900
Denmark11,500
Singapore11,300
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Japan10,500
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Cuba2,200
Fiji2,000
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20052,1891095
20061,894947
20071,978925
20082,721907
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In February 2014 I got an electric commuter bicycle which resulted in me using a lot less public transport. Over the last few years I was catching the bus/train home frequently.

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In February 2014 I got an electric commuter bicycle which resulted in me using a lot less public transport. Over the previous few years I had been catching the bus/train home frequently with my folding bike.

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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In January 2014 we went on a two week, 2319 km driving holiday around the South Island resulting in 551 kg CO2e emissions. A bit of a carbon blow out. For comparison; return flights to Sydney for the three of us (4446 km each) would have resulted in 3078 kg CO2e emissions.

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In January 2014 we went on a two week, 2319 km driving holiday around the South Island resulting in 551 kg CO2e emissions. A bit of a carbon blow out. For comparison; return flights to Sydney for the three of us (4446 km each) would have resulted in 3078 kg CO2e emissions.

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In January 2014 we went on a two week, 2319 km driving holiday around the South Island resulting in 551 kg CO2e emissions. A bit of a carbon blow out. (For comparison; return flights to Sydney for the three of us (4446 km each) would have resulted in 3078 kg CO2e emissions.)

In February 2014 I got an electric commuter bicycle so my trip to and from work involve a lot less public transport.

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In January 2014 we went on a two week, 2319 km driving holiday around the South Island resulting in 551 kg CO2e emissions. A bit of a carbon blow out. For comparison; return flights to Sydney for the three of us (4446 km each) would have resulted in 3078 kg CO2e emissions.

In February 2014 I got an electric commuter bicycle which resulted in me using a lot less public transport. Over the last few years I was catching the bus/train home frequently.

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(Our household increased from two, to three people in October 2007)

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Our household increased from two, to three people in October 2007.

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I've now got an electric bicycle so my commute should involve a lot less public transport now.

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In February 2014 I got an electric commuter bicycle so my trip to and from work involve a lot less public transport.

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Note: the above graph is per adult. Our son is 6 years old so his carbon is all our responsibility.

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Note: the above graph is per adult. Our son is 7 years old so his carbon is all our responsibility.

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Today global atmospheric carbon emissions average around 1.27 tonnes per person; in Australia the rate is 5.63 tonnes. In comparison, the earth's current capacity to absorb carbon is 0.62 tonnes per capita, estimated to decrease to 0.32 tonnes by 2030.
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Today global atmospheric carbon emissions average around 1.27 tonnes per person; in Australia the rate is 5.63 tonnes. For comparison, the earth's current capacity to absorb carbon is 0.62 tonnes per capita, estimated to decrease to 0.32 tonnes by 2030.
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I'm playing with the CarbonZero household calculator to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions for our household.

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I'm playing with the CarbonZero household calculator to calculate the monthy greenhouse gas emissions for our household.

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(Our household increased from two, to three people in October 2007)

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is around $20, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few places (only?) you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

Then I added in data for every month going back to January 2004. But.. I've now got an electric bicycle so my commute should involve a lot less public transport now.

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is much lower, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few (only?) places you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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In January 2014 we went on a driving holiday around the South Island. As you can see it was a major carbon blow out.

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In January 2014 we went on a two week, 2319 km driving holiday around the South Island resulting in 551 kg CO2e emissions. A bit of a carbon blow out. (For comparison; return flights to Sydney for the three of us (4446 km each) would have resulted in 3078 kg CO2e emissions.)

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Then I added in data for every month going back to January 2004.

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Then I added in data for every month going back to January 2004. But.. I've now got an electric bicycle so my commute should involve a lot less public transport now.

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In January 2014 we went on a driving holiday around the South Island. As you can see it was a major carbon blow out.

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Started October 2009. Updated 4 July 2012

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Note: the above graph is per adult. Our son is 4 years old so his carbon is all our responsibility.

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Note: the above graph is per adult. Our son is 6 years old so his carbon is all our responsibility.

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I'm not sure where Mr Spratt got these numbers from - the Australian number doesn't match up with the IEA number in the chart above. And he doesn't say if he's talking about carbon emissions of CO2 equivalent emissions. I'd love to have a robust estimate of the global capacity to absorb carbon. I'll keep looking.

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I'm not sure where Mr Spratt got these numbers from - the Australian number doesn't match up with the IEA number in the chart above. And he doesn't say if he's talking about carbon emissions or CO2 equivalent emissions. I'd love to have a robust estimate of the global capacity to absorb carbon. I'll keep looking.

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However - the table below gives emissions per person - that's to make it easier to compare against the country bases emissions data. However - that's an unfair comparison because the CarbonZero measurement leaves out food and other consumption.

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The table below gives emissions per person - that's to make it easier to compare against the country based emissions data. However - that's an unfair comparison because the CarbonZero measurement leaves out food and other consumption.

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However - the table below gives emissions per person - that's to make it easier to compare against the country bases emissions data.

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However - the table below gives emissions per person - that's to make it easier to compare against the country bases emissions data. However - that's an unfair comparison because the CarbonZero measurement leaves out food and other consumption.

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Note: the above graph is per adult. Our son is 4 years old so his carbon is all our responsibility.

However - the table below gives emissions per person - that's to make it easier to compare against the country bases emissions data.

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In 2011 a close family member had cancer which resulted in us travelling a lot more - so our transport related emissions went way up.

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is around $20, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few places (only?) you can buy single NZU carbon credits instantly.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is around $20, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few places (only?) you can buy single NZU carbon credits.]

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $33.70 per tonne (1000 kg).

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $34.50 per tonne (1000 kg). [The market price for NZU carbon credits is around $20, but that's for bundles of 100 units or more. CarbonZero is one of the few places (only?) you can buy single NZU carbon credits instantly.]

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Trying to live a low carbon life

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  • it doesn't ask how much "stuff" you use/consume (so a vegan using a solar oven is equivalent to another person eating imported caviar every night)
  • on the plus side - the averages used in the formulas are New Zealand averages, so it's likely to be more accurate than overseas carbon caclulators
  • My transport data is mostly guesswork before Oct 2009. My electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is an educated guess. I'll go back and re-factor those number once I've got some more real data on what public transport I use now. Although I'm a bit softer than I used to be - I don't ride in the rain much these days.
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  • it doesn't ask how much "stuff" I use/consume (so a vegan using a solar oven is equivalent to another person eating imported caviar every night)
  • on the plus side - the averages used in the formulas are New Zealand averages, so it's likely to be more accurate than overseas carbon calculators
  • My transport data is mostly guesswork before Oct 2009 (apart from the holidays). My electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is an educated guess. I'll go back and re-factor those number once I've got some more real data on what public transport I use now. Although I'm a bit softer than I used to be - I don't ride in the rain much these days.
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  • I'll pay for offsets back to 2005 over the next few months
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  • I'll start collecting accurate transport data [Done]
  • I'll pay for offsets back to 2005 over the next few months [Done]
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Carbon taxes or a carbon ration? by David Spratt, Dissent Magazine, number 23, Autumn/Winter 2007
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Source: Carbon taxes or a carbon ration? by David Spratt, Dissent Magazine, number 23, Autumn/Winter 2007
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  • on the plus side - the averages used in the formulas are New Zealand averages, so it's likely to be more accurate than overseas carbon caclulators
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What is most useful about this exercise is the graph below. The spikes are almost all car related - holidays to see friends and relatives. In January 2009 we had a cash-flow crises so we went cycle touring rather than drive to family. Then in June-July a friend lent us their grunty car and we enjoyed the convenience - a lot.

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What is most useful about this exercise is the graph below. The spikes are almost all car related - holidays to see friends and relatives. In January 2009 my business had a cash-flow crises so we went cycle touring rather than drive to family. Then in June-July a friend lent us their grunty car and we enjoyed the convenience - a lot.

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I'm playing with the CarbonZero household calculator which helps you calculate the greenhouse gas emissions for your household.

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I'm playing with the CarbonZero household calculator to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions for our household.

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Eastbourne 83 busMoera - Unity Books, Willis St19.2
Eastbourne 81 busHutt Park round-about - Unity Books, Willis St15.0
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Petone 130 busMoera - Shona/Liz3.0
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What is most useful about this exercise is the graph below. The spikes are almost all car related - holidays to see friends and relatives. In January 2009 we had very little money so we went cycle touring rather than drive to family.

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What is most useful about this exercise is the graph below. The spikes are almost all car related - holidays to see friends and relatives. In January 2009 we had a cash-flow crises so we went cycle touring rather than drive to family. Then in June-July a friend lent us their grunty car and we enjoyed the convenience - a lot.

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  • it doesn't differentiate between Meridians hydro electricity vs Genesys coal electricity
  • it doesn't ask how much "stuff" you used/consumed in the month (so a vegan using a solar oven is equivalent to another person eating imported caviar every night)
  • My transport data is mostly guesswork before Oct 2009 (but my electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is educated guesswork.
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  • it doesn't differentiate between Meridians hydro electricity vs Genesys coal electricity - although, in reality the NZ grid is managed as a national entity so the electrons come from "the system" rather than a particular electricity retailer
  • it doesn't ask how much "stuff" you use/consume (so a vegan using a solar oven is equivalent to another person eating imported caviar every night)
  • My transport data is mostly guesswork before Oct 2009. My electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is an educated guess. I'll go back and re-factor those number once I've got some more real data on what public transport I use now. Although I'm a bit softer than I used to be - I don't ride in the rain much these days.
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I'm note sure were Mr Spratt got these numbers from - the Australian number doesn't match up with the IEA number in the chart above. He doesn't say if he's talking about carbon emissions of CO2 equivalent emissions. I'll keep looking.

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I'm not sure where Mr Spratt got these numbers from - the Australian number doesn't match up with the IEA number in the chart above. And he doesn't say if he's talking about carbon emissions of CO2 equivalent emissions. I'd love to have a robust estimate of the global capacity to absorb carbon. I'll keep looking.

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $33.70 per tonne (1000 kg).

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $33.70 per tonne (1000 kg).

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Notes

Today global atmospheric carbon emissions average around 1.27 tonnes per person; in Australia the rate is 5.63 tonnes. In comparison, the earth's current capacity to absorb carbon is 0.62 tonnes per capita, estimated to decrease to 0.32 tonnes by 2030.
Carbon taxes or a carbon ration? by David Spratt, Dissent Magazine, number 23, Autumn/Winter 2007

I'm note sure were Mr Spratt got these numbers from - the Australian number doesn't match up with the IEA number in the chart above. He doesn't say if he's talking about carbon emissions of CO2 equivalent emissions. I'll keep looking.

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  • My transport data is mostly guesswork before Oct 2009 (but my electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is educated guesswork.
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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_greenhouse_gas_emissions_per_capita) 2005 data

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_greenhouse_gas_emissions_per_capita) 2005 data. Note that these country numbers are just the national total carbon emissions (including agriculture and industry, etc) divided by the population. I don't know what the average New Zealand household emissions are - so it's a bit unfair to compare them.

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There's a whole lot of qualifications needed at this stage:

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There are a lot of qualifications needed at this stage:

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Total calculated emissions from Jan 2004-Sep 2009 is 12,906 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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UK9,40034,441
New Zealand7,40027,113
France6,20022,716
Sweden5,60020,518
Switzerland5,60020,518
Cook Islands4,80017,587
China4,60016,854
Cuba2,6009,526
Fiji1,9006,961
Tonga1,3004,763
Samoa9003,297
Philippines8002,931
Kiribati3001,099
Burundi> 100> 366

Note: kg CO2 is just carbon. CO2-e (equivalent) which CarbonZero measures, includes all the other compounds that contribute to climate change. CO2 * 3.664 = CO2-e ]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions_per_capita (2006 data)

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Qatar55,500
Australia26,900
USA23.,50
New Zealand18,800
Ireland16,700
Indonesia2,700
Russia13,700
Germany11,900
United Kingdom10,600
Japan10,500
South Africa9,000
Spain10,100
Italy9,700
France9,000
Sweden7,400
Switzerland7,300
Chile5,100
Iraq4,600
China5,500
Fiji2,000
Cuba2,200
Philippines1,700
Samoa800
Tonga1,200
India1,700
Cook Islands2,900
Solomon Islands400
Kiribati300
Tanzania100

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_greenhouse_gas_emissions_per_capita) 2005 data

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Switzerland5,600
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Fiji1,900
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Russia10,90039,937
Japan10,10037,006
Germany9,70035,540
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Tonga1,3004,763
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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $33.70 per tonne (1000 kg).

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $33.70 per tonne (1000 kg).

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Total calculated emissions from Jan 2004-Sep 2009 is 12,906 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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Total calculated emissions from Jan 2004-Sep 2009 is 12,906 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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The national average equivalant data comes from the International Energy Agency. Here's more:

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Countrykg CO2 per person (2006)
Qatar56,200
USA19,000
Australia18,100
Russia10,900
Japan10,100
Germany9,700
UK9,400
New Zealand7,400
France6,200
Sweden5,600
Switzerland5,600
Cook Islands4,800
China4,600
Cuba2,600
Fiji1,900
Tonga1,300
Samoa900
Philippines800
Kiribati300
Burundi> 100

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions_per_capita

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  • It took me a while to properly work out how to use the calculator - I know I've make some errors. Once you've paid to offset a months emissions you can't go back and edit it. [I've discovered you can delete a months data after it's offsets have been paid. Then you can create a new months data and pay to offset it again. You'd have to be pretty obsessed to do that though.]
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    • it doesn't ask how much "stuff" you used/consumed in the month (so a vegan using a solar oven is the same as someone eating caviar every night)
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  • The calculator is easy to use - that means there are lots of average numbers in the formulas, eg
    • it doesn't differentiate between Meridians hydro electricity vs Genesys coal electricity
    • it doesn't ask how much "stuff" you used/consumed in the month (so a vegan using a solar oven is equivalent to aother person eating caviar every night)
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Then I added in data for every month going back to January 2005 (that's as far back as they go).

Total calculated emissions from Jan 2005-Sep 2009 is 10,830 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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Then I added in data for every month going back to January 2004.

Total calculated emissions from Jan 2004-Sep 2009 is 12,906 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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  • There is a school of thought that emissions trading is "a market based solution" and therefore a BAD THING (because the global economy depends on growth - and we have/will outgrow the planet). I'm inclined to think we need everything we can throw at the carbon emissions problem. So "market based responses" along with a whole bunch of other responses is what we need. Some of which are blindingly obvious; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It may be that it depends on your definition of the word market: "globalisation", or "how people swap/exchange things/services".
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  • There is a school of thought that emissions trading is "a market based solution" and therefore a BAD THING (because the global economy depends on growth - and we have/will outgrow the planet). I'm inclined to think we need everything we can throw at the carbon emissions problem. So "market based responses" along with a whole bunch of other responses is what we need. Some of which are blindingly obvious; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It may be that it depends on your definition of the word market: "globalisation" or "how people swap/exchange things/services"?
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  • My transport data is mostly guesswork (but my electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is educated guesswork.
  • It took me a while to properly work out how to use the caclulator - I know I've make some errors. Once you've paid to offset a months emissions you can't go back and edit it.
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  • My transport data is mostly guesswork (but my electricity data is accurate) - I've factored in holiday driving trips but my bus and train usage is educated guesswork.
  • It took me a while to properly work out how to use the calculator - I know I've make some errors. Once you've paid to offset a months emissions you can't go back and edit it.
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What is most useful about this exercise is the graph below. The spikes are almost all car related: mostly holidays. In January 2009 we had very little money so we went cycle touring rather than drive to family.

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What is most useful about this exercise is the graph below. The spikes are almost all car related - holidays to see friends and relatives. In January 2009 we had very little money so we went cycle touring rather than drive to family.

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The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70.

Then I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005 (that's as far back as they go).

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The end result for September 2009 was: 172 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They provide the ability to instantly buy offsets for $33.70 per tonne (1000 kg).

Then I added in data for every month going back to January 2005 (that's as far back as they go).

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What is most useful about this exercise is the graph below. The spikes are almost all car related: mostly holidays. In January 2009 we had very little money so we went cycle touring rather than drive to family.

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The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions.

They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70, so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005.

Total calculated emissions from Jan 2005-Sep 2009 is 10,830 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70.

Then I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005 (that's as far back as they go).

Total calculated emissions from Jan 2005-Sep 2009 is 10,830 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. Averaging 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Total calculated emissions from Jan 2005-Sep 2009 is 10,830 kg CO2-e. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70, so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005. Currently my transport numbers are guesswork. I haven't been keeping a record. I'll go back and add in more transport usage for holidays later.

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The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions.

They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70, so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005.

Total calculated emissions from Jan 2005-Sep 2009 is 10,830 kg CO2-e. The average is 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions.

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The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions. Averaging 190 kg CO2-e per month since Jan 2005. Total calculated emissions from Jan 2005-Sep 2009 is 10,830 kg CO2-e. Best month was Jan 2009 at 62 kg CO2-e and the worst was Jun 2009 at 544 kg CO2-e (when we had the loan of a friends station wagon for 6 weeks).

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  • It took me a while to properly work out how to use the caclulator - I I know I've make some errors. Once you've paid to offset a months emissions you can't go back and edit it.
  • The tool doesn't have an option to buy more credits than you "need". It would be interesting to pre-pay for my 2010 emissions on 1 Jan 2010 and then live to the target. What should my annual household target be?
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  • It took me a while to properly work out how to use the caclulator - I know I've make some errors. Once you've paid to offset a months emissions you can't go back and edit it.
  • The tool doesn't have an option to buy more credits than you "need". It would be interesting to pre-pay for my 2010 emissions on 1 Jan 2010 and then live to the target. What should my annual household "ration" be?
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They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70, so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005.

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They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70, so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005. Currently my transport numbers are guesswork. I haven't been keeping a record. I'll go back and add in more transport usage for holidays later.

06 October 2009 at 11:21 PM by Paul -
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Notes:

  • Eastbourne 83 bus from Moera shops to Unity Books Willis St is: 19.2 km
  • Eastbourne 83 bus from Farmers Lambton Quay to Moera shops is:
  • Eastbourne 81 bus from Farmers Lambton Quay to Hutt Park round-about is:
  • Eastbourne 81 bus from Hutt Park round-about to Unity Books Willis is:
  • Hutt Vally train Wgtn-Woburn:
06 October 2009 at 04:24 PM by Paul -
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MonthPowerPetrol $ or Car kmCity busCity trainOther travelRubbish bags or kgkg CO2-eOffset
2009 Dec $kmkm bags  
2009 Nov $kmkm bags  
2009 Oct $kmkm bags  
2009 Sep351$3060 km60 km 2 bags109.07
2009 Aug351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Jul351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Jun351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 May351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Apr351$3060 km60 km 2 bags118.57 
2009 Mar351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Feb351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
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2008 Jan $3060 km60 km 2 bags  

We compost all organic waste and most paper waste.

We compost all organic waste and most paper waste.

06 October 2009 at 02:20 PM by Paul -
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We compost all organic waste and most paper waste.

06 October 2009 at 12:20 PM by Paul -
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They offer the ability to buy an offset for that in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments (costing only $33.70), so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005.

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They offer the ability to buy offsets in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments costing only $33.70, so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005.

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06 October 2009 at 11:29 AM by Paul -
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MonthPowerPetrol $ or Car kmCity busCity trainOther travelRubbish bags or kgkg CO2-eOffset
2009 Dec $kmkm bags  
2009 Nov $kmkm bags  
2009 Oct $kmkm bags  
2009 Sep351$3060 km60 km 2 bags109.07
2009 Aug351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Jul351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Jun351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 May351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Apr351$3060 km60 km 2 bags118.57 
2009 Mar351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Feb351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 
2009 Jan351$3060 km60 km 2 bags 

We compost all organic waste and most paper waste.

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MonthElectricityPetrol $ or Car kmCity busCity trainOther travelRubbish bags or kgkg CO2-e
2009 Apr351$3060 km60 km 2 bags118.57
06 October 2009 at 11:19 AM by Paul -
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6 Oct 2009

I'm playing with the CarbonZero household calculator which helps you calculate the greenhouse gas emissions for your household.

The calculator asks for either a monthly or yearly value for various consumption types:

  • electricity/gas/coal (kWh, litres, kg)
  • car travel (km or $)
  • bus and train transport (km by type)
  • planes transport (km by type)
  • waste and recycling

The end result for August 2009 was: 214.49 kg estimated total CO2-e emissions.

They offer the ability to buy an offset for that in 1000kg (1 tonne) increments (costing only $33.70), so I added in data for every month back to Jan 2005.

Limitations

There's a whole lot of qualifications needed at this stage:

  • the calculator uses some average numbers to generate emissions numbers
    • it doesn't differentiate between Meridians hydro electricity and Genesys coal electricity
    • it doesn't ask how much "stuff" you used/consumed in the month (so a vegan using a solar oven is the same as someone eating caviar every night)
  • My transport data is mostly guesswork (but my electricity data is accurate)
  • It took me a while to properly work out how to use the caclulator - I I know I've make some errors. Once you've paid to offset a months emissions you can't go back and edit it.
  • The tool doesn't have an option to buy more credits than you "need". It would be interesting to pre-pay for my 2010 emissions on 1 Jan 2010 and then live to the target. What should my annual household target be?
  • There is a school of thought that emissions trading is "a market based solution" and therefore a BAD THING (because the global economy depends on growth - and we have/will outgrow the planet). I'm inclined to think we need everything we can throw at the carbon emissions problem. So "market based responses" along with a whole bunch of other responses is what we need. Some of which are blindingly obvious; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It may be that it depends on your definition of the word market: "globalisation", or "how people swap/exchange things/services".

I don't mind if the calculator is not perfect at this stage, and I don't mind that my previous data was lacking. It's a step in the right direction. The more I do this the better at it I'll get.

My next steps:

  • I'll start collecting accurate transport data
  • I'll pay for offsets back to 2005 over the next few months
MonthElectricityPetrol $ or Car kmCity busCity trainOther travelRubbish bags or kgkg CO2-e
2009 Apr351$3060 km60 km 2 bags118.57


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