The effects of economic versus physical accounting when estimating greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumed in a system with Guarantee of Origin to promote green power production

Magnus I. Vestrum

Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU

I have a BSc in Biology and a MSc in Industrial Ecology from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). In my master I investigated the flow of phosphorus (P) in the Norwegian aquaculture and fisheries.As a PhD student in Industrial Ecology I study the Norwegian dwelling stock and the development of this into the future using dynamic modelling. Key questions include how the development may affect the total energy consumption of the dwelling stock and other LCA impacts. Lately I have been investigating the consequences of the Guarantee of Origin scheme on GHG accounting for the Norwegian dwelling stock, and I have also been looking into questions regarding user behavior and the effect of this on energy consumption in dwellings.


Indirect greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption is one of the cornerstones of environmental accounting, and the production and distribution of electricity is heavily scrutinized. The traditional method for... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Magnus I. Vestrum (Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU)
  2. Nina Holck Sandberg (Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU)
  3. Helge Brattebø (Industrial Ecology Programme, NTNU)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable energy systems , • Business and industry practices / case studies


WS-14 » Sustainable energy systems 2 (13:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room E)

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