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Greenhouse Gas Emissions report

Find out how much CO2 the council is saving each year.

IN THIS ARTICLE

  • How much CO2 the council is saving each year.

Colchester Borough Council Buildings and Operations

GCG emissions data for 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2019

Tonnes of CO2e

Emission Sources (Scope) 

2018/19 

2016/17 

2015/16 

2014/15 

2013/14 

2012/13 

2011/12 

2010/11 

2009/10 

2008/09 
Baseline 
Year 

Council fleet and Gas consumption within Council buildings (Scope 1)

4,267 

4,507 

4,362 

4,454 

4,278 

4,626 

3,815 

4,205 

4,473 

5,285 

Electricity consumption from Council buildings (Scope 2)

1,687 

2,583 

3,036 

3,326 

3,224 

3,484 

4,390 

4,603 

4,516 

4,798 

Business travel by Council staff (Scope 3)

50 

47 

41 

45 

49 

50 

48 

58 

65 

67 

Total Emissions 

6,004 

7,137 

7,439 

7,825 

7,551 

8,160 

8,253 

8,866 

9,054 

10,150 

Carbon reduction 
towards target 

41% 

30% 

27% 

23% 

26% 

20% 

19% 

13% 

11% 

0% 

Intensity measurement 'Tonnes of CO2e per full time equivalent - staff

5.99

6.04

6.38

6.10

5.84 

7.90

8.18

8.36

8.54 

9.57


Scope 2 emissions refers to the amount of CO2 the council has emitted through the use of electricity*Scope 1 emissions refers to the amount of CO2 the council has emitted directly from fossil fuels for example through gas boilers and diesel used in fleet

Scope 3 emissions refers to the amount of CO2 the council has emitted indirectly through business travel

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