City Hall energy use and renewables

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-05-16
Session date: 
May 16, 2019
Reference: 
2019/8862
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What proportion of City Hall energy use is from non-fossil fuel renewable sources? Could you provide this data for each financial year from 2014-15 to 2018-19 showing total energy use compared with the proportion from renewables?

Answer

City Hall energy use and renewables

City Hall energy use and renewables

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below shows City Hall’s energy usage, and the sources of grid electricity for each of the last five financial years.

Year Natural Gas usage (MwH) Solar electricity from panels (MWh) Electricity from Grid (MWh) Sources of electricity from grid % non-fossil fuel sources % renewable sources
2014-15 1,257 0.033 3,162

Coal 22.60%, Natural Gas 6.10%, Nuclear 54.90%, Renewables 16.30%, Other 0.10%

 

51% 12%
2015-16 1,022 0.033 3,093

Coal 14.50%, Natural Gas 8.60%, Nuclear 64.30%, Renewables 12.30%, Other 0.30%

 

58% 9%
2016-17 1,245 0.032 3,097

Coal 5.70%, Natural Gas 8.40%, Nuclear 76.90%, Renewables 8.80%, Other 0.30%

 

61% 6%
2017-18 1,150 0.036 3,437

Coal 7.55%, Natural Gas 9.39%, Nuclear 71.21%, Renewables 11.66%, Other 0.19%

 

62% 6%
2018-19 1,185 0.039 3,340 Data is not currently available. 

On average, 58 per cent of City Hall’s energy has been from non-fossil fuel sources in this period, with 9 per cent from renewable sources. From 1 April 2019, City Hall has switched to 100 per cent green energy with renewable electricity supplied by Ecotricity and green gas by Corona.