Carbon Management

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Directors Report 2012/13

GHG emissions data for the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2013

Global kg of CO2e 2012-13 Global tonnes of CO2e 2012-13 Global kg of CO2e 2011-12 Global tonnes of CO2e 2011-12 Global kg of CO2e 2010-11 Global tonnes of CO2e 2010-11 Global kg of CO2e 2009-10 Global tonnes of CO2e 2009-10
Scope 1 48,939,326 48,939 43,569,804 43,570 49,907,217 49,907 53,478,510 53,479
Scope 2 60,966,279 60,966 59,427,251 59,427 65,717,936 65,718 66,589,208 66,589
Scope 3 37,467,473 37,467 36,475,497 36,475 39,449,198 39,449 41,260,611 41,261
Total gross emissions 147,373,078 147,373 139,472,552 139,473 155,074,351 155,074 161,328,329 161,328
Carbon offsets 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green tariff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total annual net emissions 147,373,078 147,373 139,472,552 139,473 155,074,351 155,074 161,328,329 161,328
Intensity measurement 'Tonnes of CO2e per m2 of the estate'   0.074   0.071   0.078   0.081

1. Company Name

Hampshire County Council is a Local Authority whose headquarters are based at: The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8ZB.

2. Reporting Period

1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013.

3. Change in Emissions

Our reported emissions have increased by 5.4% this year compared to 2011/12 based on the data included in the GHG Emissions Report below. This does however represent an overall decrease of 9.5% since baseline year.

This increase is primarily due to carbon emissions attributable to space heating, although there has also been a slight increase in electricity use in buildings and streetlighting.

Please note, our emissions figures were restated for all years in September 2013 in order to account for material changes to the conversion factors provided by Defra for reporting purposes.

4. Approach

We have followed the Government’s Guidance on how to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions. We used the 2012 emissions factors to calculate the figures.

5. Organisational boundary

We have used the Financial Control model.

For further details, refer to the document GHG Emissions Report 2012 13 Inclusions and Exclusions.

6. Operational scopes

We have measured our scope 1, 2 and significant scope 3 emissions.

GHG emissions 2012-13 in kg of CO2e GHG emissions 2012-13 in tonnes of CO2e GHG emissions 2011-12 in kg of CO2e GHG emissions 2011-12 in tonnes of CO2e GHG emissions 2010-11 in kg of CO2e GHG emissions 2010-11 in tonnes of CO2e GHG emissions 2009-10 in kg of CO2e GHG emissions 2009-10 in tonnes of CO2e
Scope 1                
Fleet Vehicles & Pool Cars 1,742,227 1,742.23 1,701,736 1,701.74 1,951,679 1,951.68 1,966,688 1,966.69
Buildings: Natural Gas 41,491,502 41,491.50 35,907,934 35,907.93 41,228,484 41,228.48 44,647,986 44,647.99
Buildings: Gas Oil 5,327,470 5,327.47 5,670,850 5,670.85 6,449,489 6,449.49 6,548,400 6,548.40
Buildlings: LPG 360,744 360.74 275,188 275.19 276,119 276.12 310,401 310.40
Buildings: Burning Oil 17,383 17.38 14,096 14.10 1,445 1.45 5,035 5.04
Total scope 1 48,939,326 48,939 43,569,804 43,570 49,907,217 49,907 53,478,510 53,479
                 
Scope 2                
Electricity Generation (Purchased): Buildings 41,760,868 41,760.87 40,566,369 40,566.37 45,668,971 45,668.97 45,232,750 45,232.75
Electricity Generation (Purchased): Street Lighting 19,205,411 19,205.41 18,860,882 18,860.88 20,048,965 20,048.97 21,356,458 21,356.46
Total scope 2 60,966,279 60,966 59,427,251 59,427 65,717,936 65,718 66,589,208 66,589
                 
Significant scope 3                
Business Travel 4,495,056 4,495.06 4,991,843 4,991.84 5,866,857 5,866.86 6,308,740 6,308.74
Outsourced Services: Travel 11,657,269 11,657.27 11,485,440 11,485.44 12,178,408 12,178.41 12,885,087 12,885.09
                 
Indirect emissions                
WTT: Fleet Vehicles & Pool Cars 364,449 364.45 325,991 325.99 373,869 374 376,744 376.74
WTT: Buildings - Natural Gas  (indirect) 4,287,821 4,287.82 3,510,607 3,510.61 4,030,780 4,030.78 4,365,094 4,365.09
WTT: Buildings - Gas Oil  (indirect) 1,025,487 1,025.49 976,729 976.73 1,110,839 1,110.84 1,127,875 1,127.88
WTT: Buildlings - LPG  (indirect) 45,146 45.15 34,471 34.47 34,587 34.59 38,881 38.88
WTT: Buildings - Burning Oil  (indirect) 3,601 3.60 2,607 2.61 267 0.27 931 0.93
Transmission and Distribution (T&D) (Purchased Electricity): Buildings 3,298,965 3,298.97 3,466,605 3,466.61 3,677,533 3,677.53 3,581,541 3,581.54
Transmission and Distribution (T&D) (Purchased Electricity): Street Lighting 1,517,161 1,517.16 1,611,759 1,611.76 1,614,460 1,614.46 1,691,010 1,691.01
WTT: UK Electricity Generation: Buildings 6,263,858 6,263.86 5,763,915 5,763.92 6,109,146 6,109.15 6,131,671 6,131.67
WTT: UK Electricity Generation: Street Lighting 2,880,686 2,880.69 2,679,868 2,679.87 2,681,953 2,681.95 2,895,043 2,895.04
WTT: UK Electricity T&D: Buildings 494,754 494.75 492,665 492.67 492,157 492.16 486,393 486.39
WTT: UK Electricity T&D: Street Lighting 227,532 227.53 229,059 229.06 216,060 216.06 229,649 229.65
WTT: Business Travel 905,688 905.69 903,938 903.94 1,062,281 1,062.28 1,141,951 1,141.95
WTT: Outsourced Services: Travel 2,532,712 2,532.71 2,269,086 2,269.09 2,400,542 2,400.54 2,528,118 2,528.12
Total scope 3 37,467,473 37,467 36,475,497 36,475 39,449,198 39,449 41,260,611 41,261
                 
Overall Total 147,373,078   139,472,552   155,074,351   161,328,329  

WTT = Well to Tank (these are indirect emissions assosciated with the extracting, refining and transportation of the raw fuel to the vehicle, asset or process)

In line with revised Defra guidelines, Scope 3 emissions now itemise the Well to Tank (WTT) and the Transmission and Distribution losses that we had previous included in the overall emissions figures.

See GHG Emissions and Inclusions 2012/13 Microsoft Word 40kB report for further details.

7. Geographic break down

The figures relate to UK emissions only, Hampshire County Council have no business interests outside of the UK.

8. Base Year

Our base year is 2009/10. The figures for this base year were collected using the NI 185 reporting criteria (the figures were then reconfigured in to the new Greenhouse Gas Emissions reporting format).

NB our emissions figures have been restated for all years in order to account for material changes to the conversion factors provided by Defra for reporting purposes.

9. Targets

The County Council’s carbon reduction strategy aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 20% by 2015 from 2008 levels. This includes all building emissions in Scope 1, all Scope 2 and business travel from Scope 3

The Assistant Director, Culture, Community and Business Services, is responsible for the delivery of the targets set by the County Council

10. Intensity measurement

The intensity measurement is Tonnes of CO2e per m2 of the estate as this is the most appropriate way to measure the intensity for the public sector.

11. External Assurance Statement

The County Council is part of the mandatory CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme which is audited by the Environment Agency as part of its compliance responsibilities.

12. Carbon offsets

The County Council do not currently purchase carbon offsets.

13. Green tariffs

The County Council do not currently purchase green tariff electricity.