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Dear University of Leeds,

I am a studying how Universities have reduced their CO2 emissions.

1) I have looked at the most recent 2018/19 Estates HESA data for “Table 3 - Emissions and waste” and field: “Total scope 1 and 2 emission baseline for 2005 (tonnes CO2e)”.

This field shows a total of 64,142 CO2e for the 2005 emission baseline.

2) The BriteGreen report from April 2014 shows a baseline figure of 69,445 CO2e.

http://www.eauc.org.uk/file_uploads/brit...

Does the University hold information showing that the 2005 baseline 64,142 is the correct CO2e figure and that this figure includes the 2011/12 onwards adjustment.
An adjustment was needed as an alternative Defra measure of equivalent carbon dioxide (C02e) was applied past 2011/12. This change accounts for additional Greenhouse Gases, including CH4 and N20 and not just CO2 pre 2011/12.

Yours faithfully,

Theresa Shotton

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Theresa Shotton

 

Freedom of Information request reference K/20/372

 

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Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Theresa Shotton, 

 

Freedom of Information Response (Our Ref: K/20/372)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 23 September
20202, reference K/20/372.

 

Your request read:

 

“I am a studying how Universities have reduced their CO2 emissions.

 

1)         I have looked at the most recent 2018/19 Estates HESA data for
“Table 3 - Emissions and waste” and field: “Total scope 1 and 2 emission
baseline for 2005 (tonnes CO2e)”.

 

This field shows a total of 64,142 CO2e for the 2005 emission baseline.

 

2) The BriteGreen report from April 2014 shows a baseline figure of 69,445
CO2e.

 

[1]http://www.eauc.org.uk/file_uploads/brit...

 

Does the University hold information showing that the 2005 baseline 64,142
is the correct CO2e figure and that this figure includes the 2011/12
onwards adjustment.

 

An adjustment was needed as an alternative Defra measure of equivalent
carbon dioxide (C02e) was applied past 2011/12. This change accounts for
additional Greenhouse Gases, including CH4 and N20 and not just CO2 pre
2011/12.”

 

The University of Leeds holds information relevant to your request.

 

The figures we report to HESA are generated by following their
instructions and as such since the 2011/12 submission the Defra conversion
factors for equivalent carbon dioxide have been used. In addition, in 2013
the Defra methodology for calculating emissions factors was changed (as
detailed in the Defra document [2]“2013 Government GHG Conversion Factors
for Company Reporting: Methodology Paper for Emission Factors”), and Defra
recommended that recalculation for baseline years was carried out so that
emissions reductions reported are accurate. This new baseline figure was
first reported to HESA in the 2013/14 report; the BriteGreen Report from
April 2014 would have been compiled before this data was available.

 

We can confirm that we hold information showing that the 2005 baseline
64,142 is correct and has been generated using current Defra and HESA
recommendations.

 

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Kind regards

 

Chloe Wilkins

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Secretariat

University of Leeds

 

 

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywTheresa Shotton mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.