Just put this chart together from the data released by AEA through DECC.
The data is *not* for total emissions in each area, but is adjusted to take out large point sources of emissions (power stations, cement works and the like) and motorways. The emissions remaining (basically domestic, transport and commercial) are those used for National Indicator 186, which is reported on by all local authorities and is a ‘core’ indicator for the Local Area Agreements in seven out of the nine upper tier authorities (Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Rutland).
At the moment that the authorities are largely heading in the right direction; all but Derby reduced their emissions between 2007 and 2008. In the coming days, I’ll be putting up a more detailed comparison with the LAA targets as well as a breakdown of the district councils in the five counties.
CAVEAT 1: eagle-eyed readers will notice these are 2008 figures, yet have only just been released. That’s because there’s a 21-month time delay in the CO2 figures being released (at local authority level anyway, national figures came out in February). While Local Area Agreements end in March 2011, statistics covering that period won’t be available for another couple of years yet.
CAVEAT 2: anyone following these statistics closely should be aware that the baseline year figures (2005) have been adjusted (again) with this data release. All the data in this release (and the chart above) is based on the same methodology, but if you’ve seen any data in previous years this might look a bit different.