The category /transport/lgv/generic/freight/ghgp/us/lightgoods contains data on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with light goods road transportation of freight in the US, sourced from the WRI Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
The calculation methodology uses per distance, per mass emissions factors, and thus emissions represent those associated with the road freighting of a specific quantity of freight.
To use this category, select the vehicle type using the vehicleType drill down options. Then, specify the distance and mass of the freight transported by setting the distance and mass profile item values. The value returned represents the total greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O) associated with the specified freighting, expressed in terms of the mass of CO2 which would produce an equivalent global warming effect.