Emissions Update

Table of Emissions Update
Scope 1 and 2 emissions (Tonnes CO2 per year)
 SOURCE  2005/6  2006/7  2007/8  2008/9  2009/10  2010/11  2011/2012  2012/13
 Electricity  21,394 15,635  21,623  18,727  18,709  18,063  15,414  13,967
 Gas  31,506  30,083  25,796  33,444  33,196  32,039  32,114  35,533
 LPG  11  11  11  11  11  10  9  7
 Gas Oil  165  219  476  497  575  377  72  36
 Steam  6,006  5,982  6,319  0  0  0  0  0
 Fleet  423  367  347  274  278  248  239  238
Refrigerant loss  345  345  345  170  430  479  285  265
Total Scope 1 and 2   59,849  52,642  54,960  53,122  53,198  51,216  48,133  50,046
Transmission & distribution 2,041 1,221 1,681 1,483 1,507 1,544 1,218 1,194
TOTAL 61,890 53,864 56,641 54,605 54,705 52,760 49,351 51,240

The TOTAL figure for 2012_2013 represents a 17% reduction against the 2005_2006 baseline.

Scope 1 are direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by the University.
Scope 2 are indirect emissions from the purchase of grid electricity.

Further details on the methodologies used can be found in the Carbon Management Implementation Plan.

The emissions reported above have been updated from those previously reported, to realign them with DEFRA/DECC revised greenhouse gas conversion factors. This includes revising the carbon factors for electricity, and the transmission and distribution of electricity is now counted as scope 3 rather than scope 2. However, the emissions from these are directly related to our consumption of electricity, and will be included with scope 1 and 2 for the purposes of reporting our carbon reduction target.

Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions which are a consequence of the activities of the University, such as procurement, waste, water and travel.

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