FOI Request - Council Carbon Footprint
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information. Please may you provide me with details of:
• The Council’s carbon footprint in tonnes of CO2 emissions per year across your built assets, including:
• Any other council-owned buildings
• Do you have a plan in place to reduce carbon emissions from your built assets?
Please provide the information in the form of a csv file, broken down by building name and type (where possible). Please provide the most recent figures available, preferably 2020/21.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.
If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.
Do you have a plan in place to reduce carbon emissions
Moray Council declared a Climate Change Emergency on 27 June 2019, and on the 10 March 2021 the Council adopted a Climate Change Strategy for 2020-2030. The strategy set a goal of the Council being carbon neutral by 2030 and that the Council, its officers and members will work with others across Moray to deliver that goal. The strategy also set out a 57 point Action Plan to assist in the progress to net zero.adopted a climate change strategy is committed to being carbon neutral by 2030. The strategy and action plan are available at: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_136444.html
The Council's carbon footprint in tonnes of CO2 emissions per year across your built assets, including: Housing, Facilities, Offices, Any other council-owned buildings from your built assets
A breakdown of Moray Council assets and their carbon emissions in tons CO2 equivalent for 2020-21 are as follows:
Car Parks 42
Charging Points 15
Closed Sites 2015 -2019 0
Closed sites 2020 - 2025 10
Community Centres 213
Day Centres 245
Industrial Premises 73
Minor Sites 25
Museums/Visitor Centres 18
Primary Schools 2,630
Public Convenience 22
Residential Homes 213
Secondary Schools 2,474
Sports Facilities 17
Swimming Pools 389
Unmetered Electricity 680
Vacant Properties 18
Grand Total 8,380
The council does not have a record of energy used in housing (Council or private) as this energy supply and consumption is not covered by the Council, but is a matter for the resident. This information therefore falls under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held.
A further breakdown of the CO2e data is included.
Additional data on carbon emissions by the Moray Council are included in the annual returns to Scottish Government, available at: https://sustainablescotlandnetwork.org/reports/moray-council