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York City-wide Emissions Inventory

Meeting: 10/11/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change (Item 49)

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This report presents the Emissions Inventory for the city of York. This data will be used to monitor progress against the City of York Council ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions for the city by 2030.

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Decision:

Resolved:

i.             That the York Emissions Inventory report be approved.

 

Reason: This report fulfils the commitment in the Council Plan to report on city-wide carbon emissions and monitor progress towards the net zero ambition.

Minutes:

This report presented the Emissions Inventory for the city of York. This data was to be used to monitor progress against the City of York Council ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions for the city by 2030. The Head of Carbon Reduction was in attendance to present the report and respond to questions.

 

Key points raised during the presentation of the report included:

·        This was the second report examining city-wide emissions, since the first conducted last year.

·        Over 60% of total emissions in York were generated through buildings, with a roughly even split between homes and other buildings – the vast majority of these emissions were through space heating and hot water.

·        Transport contributed to just under 28% of the city’s emissions, with other large factors being waste and industry.

·        City-wide emissions reduced by just under 2% between 2017 and 2018. It was understood that emissions will have markedly changed in more recent years, but the data was not yet available to be examined.

 

The Executive Member thanked officers for their work on the report and asked members of the public to increase the efficiency of their homes if possible, through green energy tariffs, insulation and looking on the City of York Council’s website for potential funding opportunities to do so.

 

Resolved:

i.             That the York Emissions Inventory report be approved.

 

Reason: This report fulfils the commitment in the Council Plan to report on city-wide carbon emissions and monitor progress towards the net zero ambition.


 

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