BEP Birmingham's Carbon Savings Report 2009/10. Laura Simpson 29 June 2010. Contents. Purpose of the report Last year’s report Improvements we made this year Results Identified good practice Challenges Recommendations for next year. Purpose of report. 2008-11 Local Area Agreement
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BEP Birmingham's Carbon Savings Report 2009/10 Laura Simpson 29 June 2010
Contents • Purpose of the report • Last year’s report • Improvements we made this year • Results • Identified good practice • Challenges • Recommendations for next year
Purpose of report • 2008-11 Local Area Agreement • Save 120,000 tonnes of CO2e • April 2009-March 2010 • Good practice reported
Last year’s report • Target of 100,000 tonnes of CO2e saved • Accounted for 103,039 tonnes of CO2e saved • 18 organisations • Discussed the actions that led to savings for a few organisations • Didn’t separate savings into energy, water, waste and transport
Improvements we made this year Asked organisations to: • Send the data on electricity, gas, water, waste and transport savings • In Birmingham • Actions taken from April 2009 to March 2010 • How savings were made Defra’s and Severn Trent Water’s conversion factors Sector and key area breakdown Transparency
Results 27 organisations contributed to final figure Target: 120,000 tonnes of CO2e saved Accounted for 120,745 tonnes of CO2e saved
Carbon Trust estimates: Saving 1 tonne of CO2e = £100 business saving Financial saving of £12,074,500
Private sector: • Business Link West Midlands’ Improving • Your Resource Efficiency programme • PowerPerfector • Smurfit Kappa UK • Public sector: • Government Office for the West Midlands • West Midlands Police • Voluntary sector: • Birmingham Voluntary Services Council and BeBirmingham projects (Women’s Aid, Supporting Independence From Alcohol (SIFA) Fireside and Castle Vale Community Regeneration Services) Identified good practice PowerPerfector Smurfit Kappa UK West Midlands Police
Identified good practice Domestic sector: • Homes Energy Conservation Association (HECA) report • Energy Saving Trust Education sector: • Aston University NHS sector: • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals • South Birmingham Primary Care Trust Transport sector: • Centro Energy Saving Trust - advisors Aston University – electric car City Hospital Centro tram
Challenges • Lack of resources and time • Organisations not measuring savings • Too soon after end of year • Excluding domestic figures outside of HECA report
Include domestic savings outside of HECA report • Increase time and resources • Publish later • Newly introduced legal requirements • 2010/11 target needs to be revised • Net reduction/increase • Climate Change Action Plan target Recommendations for next year
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