Wiltshire Council's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions report 2021/22

Wiltshire Council's GHG emissions

Table 2: Wiltshire Council's GHG emissions in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). Figures are rounded to the nearest tonne.
YearScope 1Scope 2Scope 3Total Gross Emissions

Notes on emissions

  1. 2021/22 Scope 2 emissions before application of the green electricity tariff were 4077 tCO2e.
  2. The 2021/22 Scope 1 emissions include the emissions from council operational fleet only and exclude emissions from outsourced services such as waste collection and highway maintenance.
  3. The 2021/22 figures use the revised methodology for data capture and reporting implemented in 2014/15. The council no longer collects school (either Academy or non-Academy) energy data in line with phase 2 Carbon Reduction Commitment reporting requirements.
  4. Wiltshire Council's GHG footprint fluctuates from year-to-year and this is caused by a number of influencing factors including: acquisition and divestment of buildings, change of use of buildings, seasonal weather conditions which affect the need for heating and cooling buildings, and improvements to energy efficiency made during the year. During accounting year 2020/21 occupancy and usage of buildings, and staff travel, were affected by COVID-19.
  5. Scope 3 emissions are made up of business mileage and transmission and distribution emissions only as we do not currently report emissions from outsourced operations as part of our Scope 3 GHG reporting.