Carbon Management

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Directors Report 2014/15

GHG emissions data for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015

Global kg of CO2e 2014-15 Global tonnes of CO2e 2014-15 Global kg of CO2e 2013-14 Global tonnes of CO2e 2013-14 Global kg of CO2e 2012-13 Global tonnes of CO2e 2012-13
Scope 1 27,386,715 27,387 34,301,910 34,302 40,164,144 40,164
Scope 2 49,675,488 49,675 44,680,113 44,680 52,307,669 52,308
Scope 3 22,166,186 22,166 22,229,572 22,230 23,604,381 23,604
Total gross emissions 99,228,389 99,228 101,211,595 101,212 116,076,194 116,076
Carbon offsets 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green tariff 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total annual net emissions 99,228,389 99,228 101,211,595 101,212 116,076,194 116,076
Intensity measurement 'Tonnes of CO2e per m2 of the estate'   0.063   0.068   0.075

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 2014 – 31 March 2015.

3. Change in Emissions

Please note that Hampshire County Council restated our base line data, effective from the reporting period 2013/14 (see previous Reporting page).

Our reported emissions have decreased by 2% this year compared to the 2013/14 data included in the GHG Emissions Report below.

This modest reduction in emissions can be in part attributed to a slight increase in electricity purchased for our built estate and in water supply and treatment over the reporting period which has offset to a degree the reduction in gas/oil used over the same period. However, a large attributing factor in this reduction is the difference in conversion factors (2014 conversion factors were used for this reporting period) for calculating CO2 emissions for purchased electricity generation and its associated scope 3 indirect emissions.

As outlined in the 2014 conversion factors documentation, the UK electricity factor is prone to fluctuate from year to year as the fuel mix consumed in UK power stations (and auto-generators) and the proportion of net imported electricity changes.

These annual changes can be large as the factor depends very heavily on the relative prices of coal and natural gas as well as fluctuations in peak demand and renewables.

In the 2014 GHG Conversion Factors there was an 11% increase in the UK electricity factor from the previous year because there was a significant increase in coal powered electricity generation share in 2012 (the inventory year for which the 2014 GHG Conversion Factor was derived).

4. Approach

We have followed the Government’s Guidance on how to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions.  We used the 2014 conversion factors to calculate the figures.  

5. Organisational boundary

We have used the Financial Control model as the basis to calculate our emissions.

For further details relating to specific areas included in this report, please refer to the document GHG Emissions Report 2013-14 Inclusions and Exclusions.

6. Operational scopes

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

GHG emissions 2014-15in kg of CO2e GHG emissions 2014-15in tonnes of CO2e GHG emissions 2013-14in kg of CO2e GHG emissions 2013-14in tonnes of CO2e GHG emissions 2012-13in kg of CO2e GHG emissions 2012-13in tonnes of CO2e
Scope 1            
Fleet Vehicles & Pool Cars 992,168 992 1,766,089 1,766 1,742,227 1,742
Buildings: Natural Gas 24,295,754 24,296 28,378,795 28,379 32,733,703 32,734
Buildings: Gas Oil 1,856,579 1,857 3,899,316 3,899 5,327,470 5,327
Buildlings: LPG 242,214 242 257,710 258 360,744 361
Total scope 1 27,386,715 27,387 34,301,910 34,302 40,164,144 40,164
             
Scope 2            
Electricity Generation (Purchased): Buildings 34,610,738 34,611 30,555,413 30,555 33,102,258 33,102
Electricity Generation (Purchased): Street Lighting 15,064,750 15,065 14,124,701 14,125 19,205,411 19,205
Total scope 2 49,675,488 49,675 44,680,113 44,680 52,307,669 52,308
             
Significant scope 3            
Business Travel 4,056,833 4,057 4,282,330 4,282 4,495,056 4,495
Buildings: Water Supply 279,990 280 269,555 270 266,621 267
Buildings: Water Treatment 547,674 548 527,261 527 521,523 522
             
Indirect emissions            
WTT: Fleet Vehicles & Pool Cars 214,959 215 377,419 377 364,449 364
WTT: Buildings - Natural Gas  (indirect) 3,261,360 3,261 4,332,994 4,333 3,382,771 3,383
WTT: Buildings - Gas Oil  (indirect) 371,694 372 72,419 72 1,025,487 1,025
WTT: Buildlings - LPG  (indirect) 30,465 30 4,611 5 45,146 45
Transmission and Distribution (T&D) (Purchased Electricity): Buildings 3,026,496 3,026 2,612,588 2,613 2,614,965 2,615
Transmission and Distribution (T&D) (Purchased Electricity): Street Lighting 1,317,320 1,317 1,207,708 1,208 1,517,161 1,517
WTT: UK Electricity Generation: Buildings 5,270,809 5,271 4,823,925 4,824 4,965,123 4,965
WTT: UK Electricity Generation: Street Lighting 2,294,185 2,294 2,229,932 2,230 2,880,686 2,881
WTT: UK Electricity T&D: Buildings 460,767 461 412,225 412 392,173 392
WTT: UK Electricity T&D: Street Lighting 200,554 201 190,557 191 227,532 228
WTT: Business Travel 833,079 833 886,047 886 905,688 906
Total scope 3 22,166,186 22,166 22,229,572 22,230 23,604,381 23,604
Overall Total   99,228   101,212   116,076

See GHG Emissions Report 2014-15 Inclusions and Exclusions Microsoft Word 44kB 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

Following changes in the data collection process, our emissions figures have been restated and therefore 2013/14 is taken as the new baseline year.

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.