Local Authority Carbon Emissions 2012

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.

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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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