Carbon Footprint:
Hydroelectric Energy

One day of Hydroelectric power in an average house is equivalent to:
0.72kg CO2e
3.7 km of driving
0.39 m3 of CO2 Gas

Carbon footprints are based on many factors that are in flux, for example where a product is made, what fuels that energy system uses, how far it has to travel to reach its end destination and so on. For this reason, the carbon footprint of any individual product will change. The numbers provided are overall representations of carbon footprint provided to give context about what is generally higher or lower, not individual calculations for your own individual situation.

Amount of CO2 Gas

Compared to the size of a human.

One day of Hydroelectric power in an average house is equivalent to 0.39m3 of CO2 Gas.

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Source information

Page 7 Table A.III.2 | Emissions of selected electricity supply technologies (gCO2eq/kWh)i  Lifecycle Emissions Median. https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ipcc_wg3_ar5_annex-iii.pdf

USA houses energy consumption: https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/use-of-energy/electricity-use-in-homes.php

How we calculate Equivalent Kilometers
Energy & Grid Power Category > Hydroelectric Energy