Energy & Carbon Intelligence

  • The Nottingham Energy Partnership is an independent charity and social enterprise.

    We have been working with NHS trusts for over a decade on carbon reduction and public health projects. We work with trusts across the UK to support carbon and natural resource accounting and reporting. We have supported many trusts realise the cost, carbon and health co benefits from action to improve natural resource efficiency across energy, waste, travel and procurement. 

    In 2011 we were awarded the global BMJ award for ‘Sustainable Healthcare’ alongside NHS Nottingham and NHS Nottinghamshire.

    At the end of 2011 we attended a symposium hosted by the Climate and Health Council. At the event we committed some of our time to assess and publish the current level of reporting on carbon emissions being undertaken by NHS trusts across the UK. 

    Climate change is also recognised as one of the greatest health threats of the 21stCentury[1].  The NHS as a whole, if ranked as a state, would have the 69th largest carbon footprint of the 178 states for which there is data available. Some individual NHS trusts have country sized carbon footprints. With such a huge opportunity to impact, not only the UK’s carbon footprint, but also emissions at a globally significant scale, it is essential that trusts good work and commitment is evidenced and reported. Good management of natural resources keeps money where it is needed, to delivery sustainable healthcare. 

    Within this year’s Manual of Accounts from the Department of Health too, it is made clear that all NHS Trusts, PCTs and SHAs are required to produce a Sustainability Report in 2011-12 and beyond as part of their Annual Report. Trusts are being encouraged to use the guidelines produced by the NHS Sustainable Development Unit.  In 2010-11 the DH requested that sustainability reports be included though were non-mandatory.

    We reinvest all income we make from our consultancy services back into public health and carbon reduction programmes. If you would like to talk to us about how we can support your trust in accounting for reducing natural resource use, carbon emissions and costs please look at our consultancy pages or contact us.

    The table below ranks trusts from 1 to 5 on the basis of the published data available on their use of natural resources. 

    To find out more, follow the links below:

    View NHS Trust Carbon Footprint Table

    View our Analysis on NHS Trust Carbon Footprint reporting

     

  • For the second year running NEP has put together a set of league tables of Local Authority CO2 emissions per capita based on raw data from DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change).

    Local Authorities are ranked according to their success in achieving per capita carbon savings since 2005 across domestic, non-domestic and transport sectors.

    The top 20 and bottom 20 are displayed below and the full data set is available to download if you'd like an even bigger picture. Per capita CO2 emissions are a useful guide for Local Authorities to track their progress in terms of carbon savings. While per capita emissions give a useful comparator, what actually matters is progress. Actual progress is better shown as year on year savings against one’s own baseline. 

    The data shows which LAs are making strong or weak progress.

    NEP Energy Services Ltd is an environmental social enterprise, we wrote the Nottingham Energy Strategy and have delivered domestic, public and commercial energy programmes across the conurbation and the Midlands for 12 years. These have enabled Nottingham to now sit 4th in the table on overall domestic carbon saving. NEP are able to offer services in area wide energy and carbon strategy development, planning and practical projects in community or organisational carbon management to LAs, businesses, communities and public sector organisations across the UK.

    For every 4 days of consultancy purchased, we will provide 1 day of free expert support to community groups local to your organisation.

    Domestic

    Industrial and Commercial

    Transport

    Overall

     

    Domestic

    The top and bottom local authorities for Domestic CO2 reduction since 2005.

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    Local Authority % reduction in domestic total energy use (electricity, gas and other fuels) since 2005 Rank (% reduction since 2005) per Capita CO2 Rank (per capita CO2)
    City of London -23.41% 1 1.8 9
    Norwich -19.00% 2 1.8 11
    Newcastle upon Tyne -17.08% 3 2.0 36
    Manchester -16.99% 4 1.9 17
    Reading -16.84% 5 2.0 34
    Cambridge -16.51% 6 1.8 13
    Nottingham -16.03% 7 1.9 20
    Bristol, City of -16.03% 8 1.9 14
    Luton -15.48% 9 1.9 19
    Southampton -15.31% 10 1.8 7
    Oxford -15.29% 11 1.8 8
    Northampton -15.05% 12 2.1 73
    Sheffield -14.76% 13 2.1 53
    Portsmouth -14.58% 14 1.8 6
    Leeds -14.53% 15 2.1 63
    Barking and Dagenham -14.33% 16 1.8 4
    Watford -13.71% 17 2.2 112
    Plymouth -13.55% 18 1.8 10
    Bournemouth -13.49% 19 2.3 169
    Kingston upon Hull, City of -13.26% 20 2.0 25
             
    (mid-point) East Renfrewshire -8.44% 202 2.6 317
             
    Ballymoney -1.07% 387 3.7 390
    Powys -0.80% 388 3.2 375
    Down -0.65% 389 3.8 395
    Antrim -0.49% 390 3.5 328
    Omagh 0.17% 391 3.7 389
    Lisburn 0.22% 392 3.1 372
    Ballymena 0.95% 393 3.7 393
    Strabane 1.43% 394 3.7 388
    Ards 1.82% 395 3.3 378
    Moyle 2.42% 396 4.5 404
    Derry 2.78% 397 3.5 383
    Eilean Siar 3.04% 398 4.1 401
    Larne 3.29% 399 3.7 394
    Castlereagh 3.36% 400 3.9 399
    Carrickfergus -3.40% 401 3.4 380
    North Down 3.70% 402 3.9 397
    Newtownabbey 4.73% 403 4.2 403
    Coleraine 5.68% 404 4.8 406
    Limavady 6.47% 405 3.6 387
    Belfast 10.35% 406 4.0 400

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    Industrial and Commercial

    The top and bottom local authorities for Industrial and Commercial CO2 reduction since 2005.

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    Local Authority % reduction in Industrial and Commercial total energy use since 2005 Rank (% reduction since 2005) per Capita CO2 Rank (per capita CO2)
    Isle of Anglesey -51.29% 1 2.94 298
    Dover -45.49% 2 1.83 86
    Exeter -45.11% 3 2.48 217
    Thurrock -44.41% 4 3.93 355
    South Gloucestershire -40.45% 5 2.53 224
    Shepway -40.30% 6 2.00 116
    Bassetlaw -38.82% 7 2.90 292
    Rotherham -38.28% 8 2.58 237
    Rossendale -35.76% 9 2.59 238
    Eden -35.72% 10 5.26 390
    South Bucks -31.37% 11 2.49 219
    Dacorum -31.14% 12 1.69 61
    North Tyneside -30.96% 13 2.10 140
    Walsall -30.42% 14 1.97 108
    Middlesborough -30.27% 15 2.02 121
    Redcar and Cleveland -29.58% 16 4.55 375
    Newport -29.01% 17 5.07 383
    Norwich -28.99% 18 2.46 212
    Hinckley and Bosworth -28.86% 19 2.35 192
    Coventry -28.65% 20 2.17 156
             
    (mid-point) Windsor and Maidenhead -14.44% 202 2.26 172
             
    Merton 6.13% 387 1.61 52
    North Down 6.45% 388 1.39 25
    Tower Hamlets 6.85% 389 6.58 398
    Banbridge 7.42% 390 2.36 194
    Kensington and Chelsea 7.63% 391 4.96 380
    Barrow-in-Furness 8.62% 392 4.78 378
    Antrim 9.54% 393 3.40 336
    Coleraine 9.82% 394 2.49 220
    Belfast 10.08% 395 3.11 313
    Ballymena 13.24% 396 5.10 384
    Surrey Heath 14.78% 397 2.64 247
    Craigavon 17.52% 398 3.85 352
    Spelthorne 20.81% 399 2.67 256
    Newham 23.04% 400 3.32 331
    St. Edmundsbury 23.56% 401 6.65 399
    Thanet 25.47% 402 2.10 139
    Clackmannanshire 33.16% 403 6.02 394
    King's Lynn and West Norfolk 40.39% 404 7.09 400
    Slough 45.36% 405 4.01 358
    Swale 62.85% 406 7.41 401

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    Transport

    The top and bottom local authorities for Transport CO2 reduction since 2005.

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    Local Authority % reduction in Transport total since 2005 Rank (% reduction since 2005) per Capita CO2 Rank (per capita CO2)
    City of London -34.93% 1 5.03 406
    Selby -25.98% 2 2.28 318
    Crawley -20.55% 3 1.05 73
    Westminster -20.31% 4 1.21 111
    Reigate and Banstead -18.79% 5 1.40 162
    Norwich -18.02% 6 0.85 20
    Wandsworth -17.50% 7 0.87 24
    Watford -17.26% 8 1.02 61
    Adur -17.21% 9 1.53 193
    Manchester 17.05% 10 1.02 62
    Reading -16.94% 11 0.74 9
    Southampton -16.65% 12 0.97 47
    Hounslow -16.49% 1.30 142 9
    Windsor and Maidenhead -16.21% 14 1.47 178
    Epsom and Ewell -15.91% 15 1.14 88
    Colchester -15.89% 16 1.87 264
    Horsham -15.89% 17 2.39 330
    Cambridge -15.88% 18 0.75 10
    Forest Heath -15.88% 19 2.86 368
    Wokingham -15.86% 20 1.12 86
             
    (mid-point) Kingston upon Hull, City of -9.17% 202 1.12 95
             
    West Dunbartonshire -3.46% 387 1.52 188
    Moray -3.38% 388 1.88 188
    Clackmannanshire -3.22% 389 1.35 154
    East Dunbartonshire -3.13% 390 1.21 110
    Dumfries and Galloway -3.08% 391 2.13 303
    West Somerset -2.91% 392 2.54 344
    Newham -2.87% 393 1.19 101
    Falkirk -2.84% 394 1.54 199
    South Ayrshire -2.52% 395 2.04 288
    Newcastle-under-Lyme -2.51% 396 1.81 254
    West Devon -2.51% 396 1.81 254
    Barrow-in-Furness -2.19% 398 0.70 6
    Conwy -2.16% 399 2.39 331
    Isles of Scilly -1.85% 400 0.25 1
    Limavady -1.64% 401 3.49 394
    Merthyr Tydfil -1.13% 402 1.61 222
    Carmarthenshire -0.64% 403 2.25 315
    Orkney Islands -0.48% 404 1.55 200
    Angus -0.14% 405 2.29 319
    Eilean Siar 9.41% 406 1.76 249

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     Overall

    The top and bottom local authorities for Overall CO2 reduction since 2005.

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    Local Authority % reduction since 2005 (Total) Rank (% reduction since 2005) per Capita CO2 Rank (per capita CO2)
    Exeter -32.29% 1 4.95 38
    Thurrock -31.42% 2 7.96 307
    Isle of Anglesey -28.86% 3 8.05 314
    City of London -25.67% 4 138.45 406
    South Gloucestershire -25.65% 5 6.05 154
    Dover -24.59% 6 5.60 99
    Rotherham -24.5% 7 6.16 174
    Norwich -23.98% 8 5.14 57
    Shepway -23.04% 9 5.71 112
    Newport -21.96% 10 8.81 347
    Reading -21.76% 11 5.34 77
    Bassetlaw -21.21% 12 8.15 320
    Redcar and Cleveland -21.03% 13 8.36 329
    Eden -20.99% 14 12.39 399
    Rossendale -20.94% 15 7.05 254
    Cardiff -20.70% 16 6.29 193
    Stockton-on-Tees -19.70% 17 12.71 403
    Coventry -19.58% 18 5.45 87
    North Tyneside -19.22% 19 6.01 150
    Southampton -19.17% 20 4.80 30
             
    (mid-point) Cherwell -10.99% 202 8.10 314
             
    Eilean Siar -0.34% 387 8.14 318
    Spelthorne 0.00% 388 6.25 185
    Tower Hamlets 1.03% 389 9.41 363
    Limavady 1.6% 390 9.47 367
    Derry 1.79% 391 7.80 298
    Barrow-in-Furness 2.17% 392 7.61 287
    Newtownabbey 2.17% 393 7.34 270
    North Down 2.28% 394 6.25 187
    Thanet 2.43% 395 5.37 79
    Craigavon 2.45% 396 9.6 371
    Kensington and Chelsea 2.62% 397 8.36 330
    Ballymena 3.46% 398 11.75 398
    Coleraine 4.04% 399 9.71 373
    St Edmundsbury 7.12% 400 11.36 395
    Belfast 8.04% 401 8.14 317
    Newham 9.00% 402 6.41 201
    Clackmannanshire 13.56% 403 9.90 37
    King's Lynn and West Yorkshire 15.09% 404 12.40 400
    Slough 15.91% 405 6.55 217
    Swale 30.40% 406 10.92 393 

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