Core to our activity is serving Guernsey and this includes balancing security of supply, cost and environmental impacts. This means staying abreast of international best practice for reporting.
Carbon emissions is a focus for energy providers the world over and as the Kyoto Protocol is phased out in favour of the Paris Agreement, we aim to lead the way in terms of adhering to its requirements, a very significant proportion of which is carbon emission reporting.
The new reporting methodology will enable us to disclose all greenhouse gas emissions, rather than just carbon as previously. The data can also be broken down into direct emissions sources, such as fuel used in energy generation and company vehicles, as well as indirect emissions, for example imported electricity. This is possible through the use of international accounting tool the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol and the UK's Environmental Reporting Guidelines.
Carbon emissions is a global issue and it is vital that Guernsey is not only part of the debate but an active member of the wider community working to reduce carbon emissions.
We are committed and forward thinking when it comes to carbon emissions reporting and reduction targets. This financial year 86% of the energy supplied by Guernsey Electricity is already low carbon, with 34% coming from hydroelectric plants and 52% from nuclear, both supplied through the cable link with France.
As the States of Guernsey continues to review the energy policy, we will continue to support its activity and contribute our expertise wherever possible.
Find out more about our Green House Gas emission figures as well as data on the importation vs generation of electricity.