Unaccounted Risk: The Case of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) in Offshore Wind Energy

Esben Holst, Kristjan Jespersen

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Carbon accounting provides a science-based measurement of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, achieving greater accountability of companies’ emissions causing global warming. GHGs are reported in CO2 equivalents (CO2e), meaning GHGs with widely different chemical qualities and environmental impact can be presented in a single understandable metric. However, the underlying methodology is debatable. This article questions whether the CO2e of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) is misreported.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCBS Sustainability
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Climate change
  • CSR
  • ESG
  • EU
  • GHG
  • Green energy
  • Green transition
  • Impact
  • IPCC
  • Regulation
  • Reporting
  • Risk
  • Sustainability
  • Wind energy

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