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Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Directors Report 2011/12

GHG emissions data for the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2012

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 2011 – 31 March 2012.

3. Change in Emissions

Our reported emissions have decreased by 11.2% this year compared to 2010/11 based on the data included in the GHG Emissions Report below.

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.

5. Organisational boundary

We have used the Financial Control model.

6. Operational scopes

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

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 2011/12 Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 28kb 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 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.

 

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