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
|Total gross emissions||67,889||78,685||83,992|
|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|
- Company name
Hampshire County Council is a local authority whose headquarters are based at:
- 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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.