Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Lecturer in Sustainable Energy Systems



+44 (0)20 7594 9570i.staffell




202Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Tranberg, B and Corradi, O and Lajoie, B and Gibon, T and Staffell, I and Andresen, GB},
doi = {10.1016/j.esr.2019.100367},
journal = {Energy Strategy Reviews},
title = {Real-time carbon accounting method for the European electricity markets},
url = {},
volume = {26},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Electricity accounts for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing emissions related to electricity consumption requires accurate measurements readily available to consumers, regulators and investors. In this case study, we propose a new real-time consumption-based accounting approach based on flow tracing. This method traces power flows from producer to consumer thereby representing the underlying physics of the electricity system, in contrast to the traditional input-output models of carbon accounting. With this method we explore the hourly structure of electricity trade across Europe in 2017, and find substantial differences between production and consumption intensities. This emphasizes the importance of considering cross-border flows for increased transparency regarding carbon emission accounting of electricity.
AU - Tranberg,B
AU - Corradi,O
AU - Lajoie,B
AU - Gibon,T
AU - Staffell,I
AU - Andresen,GB
DO - 10.1016/j.esr.2019.100367
PY - 2019///
SN - 2211-467X
TI - Real-time carbon accounting method for the European electricity markets
T2 - Energy Strategy Reviews
UR -
UR -
VL - 26
ER -