Greenhouse gas emissions

Director's Report 2018/2019


  Global tonnes of CO2e
2018 to 2019
Global tonnes of CO2e
2017 to 2018
Global tonnes of CO2e
2016 to 2017
Scope 1 28,929 30,504 29,943
Scope 2 23,394 29,993 35,367
Scope 3 15,566 18,188 18,683
Total gross emissions 67,889 78,685 83,992
Carbon offsets 0 0 0
Green tariff 0 0 0
Total annual net emissions 67,889 78,685 83,992
Intensity measurement: Tonnes of CO2e per m2 of the estate 0.042 0.048 0.052

GHG Emissions Report 2018-19 Overall Emissions

Company name

Hampshire County Council is a local authority whose headquarters are based at:

The Castle
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8ZB

Reporting period

1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Change in Emissions

Our reported emissions have decreased by 16% this year compared to 2017/18.

Overall electricity consumption has decreased slightly since 2017/18 by 3% and gas consumption has decreased by 6%. A change in electricity conversion factors 2017/18 to 2018/19 has resulted in a significant decrease in carbon emissions for purchased electricity than accounted for by the actual reduction in consumption.

Emissions due to business mileage have increased by 3% compared to 2017/18.

Although the number of vehicles in the Hampshire Transport Management fleet has increased slightly year on year, mileage travelled for the same period has reduced. This together with a move to more fuel-efficient vehicles, including the roll out of electric vehicles to the fleet, has resulted in a decrease of 12% in emissions.

Overall reduction of emissions for business travel and fleet vehicles has reduced by 3%.

In summary, electricity consumption has remained constant, gas consumption has reduced and overall emissions from fleet and business vehicles has also reduced.

Approach

We have followed the Government's guidance on how to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions. We used the 2018 conversion factors to calculate the figures.

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, refer to GHG Emissions Report 2018/19 Inclusions and Exclusions.

Operational scopes

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

Scope 1

  GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2018 to 2019 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2017 to 2018 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2016 to 2017
Fleet vehicles and pool cars (HTM1) 2,514 1,227 1,342
Fleet vehicles and pool cars (HTM2) 202 1,580  
Buildings: natural gas 23,296 24,748 25,269
Buildings: burning oil 332 337 393
Buildings: gas oil 2,118 2,219 2,488
Buildings: LPG 467 392 452
Scope 1 total 28,929 30,504 29,943

Scope 2

  GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2018 to 2019 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2017 to 2018 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2016 to 2017
Electricity generation (purchased): buildings 17,516 22,481 26,446
Electricity generation (purchased): street lighting 5,878 7,512 8,920
Scope 2 total 23,394 29,993 35,367

Significant scope 3

  GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2018 to 2019 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2017 to 2018 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2016 to 2017
Business travel 3,632 3,520 3,834
Buildings: water supply 269 245 261
Buildings: water treatment 525 480 511

Indirect emissions

  GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2018 to 2019 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2017 to 2018 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2016 to 2017 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2015 to 2016
WTT: fleet vehicles and pool cars (HTM1) 592 295 278 244
WTT: fleet vehicles and pool cars (HTM2) 48 380    
WTT: buildings - natural gas (indirect) 3,238 3,743 3,432 3,272
WTT: buildings - burning oil (indirect) 69 70 79  
WTT: buildings - gas oil (indirect) 451 474 468 462
WTT: buildings - LPG (indirect) 59 49 57 32
Transmission and distribution (purchased electricity): buildings 1,493 2,102 2,392 2,312
Transmission and distribution (purchased electricity): street lighting 501 702 807 963
Transmission and distribution - HTM1 0      
Transmission and distribution - HTM2 0      
WTT: UK electricity generation: buildings 2,598 3,584 3,972 4,174
WTT: UK electricity generation: street lighting 872 1,198 1,340 1,738
WTT: UK electricity transmissions and distribution: buildings 222 335 359 345
WTT: UK electricity transmission and distribution: street lighting 74 112 121 144
WTT: business travel 924  901 771 774
Scope 3 total 15,566 18,188 18,683 19,035

Overall total

  GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2018-19  GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2017-18 GHG emissions in tonnes of CO2e 2016-17
Overall total 67,889 78,685 83,992

Geographic breakdown

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

Base year

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

Targets

The second phase of the carbon reduction strategy originally set a target of 40% reduction from 2008 levels by 2025 for the corporate estate, street lighting and business mileage.

In March 2018 a more ambitious target of a 50% reduction was agreed by the Building Land and Procurement Panel. To date, the reductions are ahead of the plan to achieve a 50% reduction by 2025.

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

Intensity measurement

The intensity measurement is tonnes of CO2e per m2 of the estate. This is the most appropriate way to measure the intensity for the public sector.

This has reduced from 0.048 to 0.042 tonnes of CO2e per m2 of the estate from 2017/18 to 2018/19.

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.

Carbon offsets

The County Council does not currently purchase carbon offsets.

Green tariffs

The County Council does not currently purchase green tariff electricity.