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Climate Change

We forecast that we will continue to significantly exceed (better) the 45% by 2020 reduction target. We expect the 2050 target (against our 1990 baseline) to be extremely challenging. 

Here's how we have interacted with the environment during 2016/17:

  • 63% reduction in our scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions compared with our 1990 baseline.
  • Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, excluding electricity transmission line losses, were approximately 7.2 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent, down 0.1 million tonnes from 2015/16. Including electricity transmission line losses, our scope 1 and 2 emissions equated to around 10.3 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent.
  • We lost around 14.8 tonnes of sulphur hexafluoride through leaks from our plant and equipment.
  • Scope 3 emissions were around 34 million tonnes carbon dioxide a reduction of 1.4 million tonnes from 2015/16.
Figures include our UK Gas Distribution business.