SJ purchases 100 % renewable electricity from hydropower, of which 50 % also carries the Good Environmental Choice label, which places more stringent environmental requirements on the generation of electricity. Our journeys have carried the Good Environmental Choice label for almost 30 years.
Our calculations are based on the electricity we purchase, in other words, electricity from a renewable source (hydropower). This is in line with the international standards on calculating transport emissions, such as EN 16258 or the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Enery consumption, train:
0.081 kWh/passenger-kilometre. The figure is an average of all SJ's train types at average occupancy.
0.050 kWh/passenger-kilometre. This figure is for an X 2000 train at average occupancy.
Source: SJ (measurements taken during live operation in 2019).
Carbon dioxide emissions from the generation of hydropower electricity:
0.048 grams of CO2/kWh. This figure includes losses in the public grid and in the rail network.
Source: Vattenfall EPD 2021 (Environmental Product Declaration) for the generation of hydropower electricity.
0.081*0.048 = 0.0039 gram CO2/passenger-kilometre with average SJ train.
0.050*0.048 = 0.0024 gram CO2/passenger-kilometre with X 2000 train.
Carbon dioxide emissions, flight:
95 g CO2/passenger-kilometre.
Source: SAS Annual and sustainability report - fiscal year 2019.
Carbon dioxide emissions, bus:
16 g CO2/passenger-kilometre.
Source: Sveriges Bussföretag, Report "Växthusgasutsläpp från kommersiell busstrafik", data from 2019.
Carbon dioxide emissions, car:
1 person in the car: 88 grams of CO2/km
2 people in the car: 44 grams of CO2/km
Source: Swedish Transport Agency; CO2 emissions, average new car 2021.