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Climate change and energy

As climate change and renewable energy move to the top of the national policy agenda, we are at the forefront. Emissions and renewable capacity indicators measure our progress towards these goals.

Why is it important?

As climate change and environmental sustainability move to the top of the national policy agenda, Perth and Kinross are at the forefront. We have signed Scotland's Climate Change Declaration. The Declaration includes commitments both to mitigate our impact on climate change through reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to predicted climate change impacts. We are also participating in a Carbon Management Programme. Run by the Carbon Trust this programme aims to provide guidance and technical support to help local authorities gain carbon emissions savings.

Renewable energies are playing an important role in developing low carbon communities and economy. Perth and Kinross has the second highest installed capacity for renewable energy in Scotland and the UK.

How are we doing?

Mapping at a glance

View an interactive map that allows you to see, at a glance, information about the Perth and Kinross environment and community, including information on how clean our air is, what areas are susceptible to flooding and how many of us are able to easily catch a bus from our homes.  View the maps to:

  • see how our areas and local authority is performing against key indicators and national trends
  • look at trends over time
  • print or download graphs, tables and maps for your own use 

Indicators at a glance

Indicator MeasuresHow are we doing?Trend*
icon CO2 emissions per capita [47Kb]In 2009, 7.5 tonnes of CO2 were emitted per capita. Spectrum Bar - Moderately Poor Improving
icon Total domestic energy consumption [17Kb]Domestic energy consumption has decreased steadily since 2003.  In 2009, recorded total domestic energy consumption per capita was 9318 kWh. Spectrum Bar - Stable Improving
icon Total domestic electric/gas consumption [2Mb]In 2009, recorded average domestic electric and gas consumption was 22 137 kWh (per household). This represents a decrease of 2379 kWh over the previous year. Spectrum Bar - Stable Improving
icon Renewables (Installed Capacity) [110Kb]Perth and Kinross has 3.15% of the nations installed microgeneration capacity, the second highest in Scotland and the UK. Spectrum Bar - Good Improving

*direction of the trend is relative to known performance targets.