Greenhouse gas emissions report

We have reduced our CO2 emissions by 43.4% on 2013/14.

Scarborough Borough Council Carbon Footprint
 
Tonnes of CO2e 
 
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
Scope 1
1,802.20
1,739.10
1,735.88
Scope 2
1,695.20
1,562.60
1,365.23
Scope 3
614.50
570.60
641.92
Total gross emissions
4200.40
3,953.80
3,743.03
Carbon offsets
0.0
0.0
0
Green tariff
0.0
0.0
1,365.23
Total annual net emissions
4,200.40
3,953.80
2,377.80
% change kg CO2 emissions on the previous year 2014/15 -39.9%
% change kg CO2 emissions on the baseline 2013/14 -43.4%

A number of sites have transferred under the management of other companies resulting in the removal of energy data, new sites have also been acquired so their energy data has been included. 

The council purchased all our electricity during 2015/16 from SSE.  We use their SSE Green tariff.  This tariff is certified under the independent certification scheme based on OFGEM's Final Green Supply Guidelines.  The SSE Green tariff using the ‘market-based’ reporting method under the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, Scope 2, the electricity purchased can be matched to Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), allowing us to report zero emissions for ‘ Scope 2’ purchased electricity.  Therefore we have reduced our emissions for 'scope 2' from the consumption of purchased electricity by 100%.  This equates to a carbon saving of 1,365.23 tons of CO2e per year.  The council purchases all electricity from 100% renewbale sources. 

Background

From April 2011 the Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have requested that all local authorities publish a report on the greenhouse gases from their own estates and services using the standard methodology and format in their publication.

This has been included within the ‘single data list’ which sets out the information that local authorities should submit to Government each year.

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