University emissions information

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Dear Newcastle University,

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 41,187 CO2e for the 2005 emission baseline.

2) The BriteGreen report from April 2014 shows a figure of 43,869 CO2e.

Does the University hold information showing that the 2005 baseline figure of 41,187 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

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