Tracking city-wide emissions

We are an innovative, and evolving city, and Portsmouth has ambitions to be a net zero city by 2030.

As a city, we’ve collectively reduced our emissions by 41% since 2012.

In 2019, Portsmouth City Council completed the following actions to reduce our city’s long-term carbon emissions¬†

  • 36 on-street residential electric vehicle charging points were installed, enabling more lower carbon transport options
  • Four sites were provided with carton collection banks enabling recycling of these wastes.
  • The first phase of food waste collection began, sending over 400 tonnes to an anaerobic digester.

Download the 2019 city carbon action plan.

Tracking council emissions

We are committed to reducing the emissions associated with our operations.

As an organisation, we’ve reduced emissions associated with powering and heating our buildings, fuelling our vehicles and tools, water use and waste production by 55% since 2020/2021.

In 2020/2021, Portsmouth City Council completed the following actions to reduce our organisations long-term carbon emissions

  • Upgrading the heating system and replacing standard halogen strip lights for low energy LED lights at the City Museum.
  • Provision of bicycles for staff to travel between sites instead of using fleet vehicles, and replacing diesel/petrol-powered hand tools for electric hand tools within our Parks Service.
  • 1,834 new trees were planted on our estate.
  • Installation of 50 kWp of new solar panels installed at housing offices, libraries, and Estate Service Depots meaning more low carbon energy can be used in our operations.
  • Installation of 21 batteries at Estate Service depots, housing offices, libraries, community centres, and social housing to collect any excess energy produced by solar panels.

Download the council’s 2020/2021 carbon action plan.