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Net zero risk register

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2. Unable to reduce City Council Scope 1 direct emissions

Risk Title and Description

Unable to reduce City Council Scope 1 direct emissions from owned sources (fuel consumption and company vehicles).

Service: Net Zero & Business

Date identified: 15 June 2022

Owner: Net Zero Project Manager

Target implementation date: 2030

Potential Causes:

  • Ability to plan for net zero when uncertainty of new assets and disposal of by 2030
  • Lack of financial resources to make changes within each service area
  • Lack of full funding and /or match funding where business case is not viable
  • Lack of asset condition data and investment audits
  • Funding packages do not fit with City Council corporate priorities or eligibility match
  • Lack of capacity in managing external funding bids and delivery of multiple projects
  • Covid impact and temperature effect (reduced heating due to warmer temperatures) show decline in emissions but mask lack of efficiency
  • Lack of investment in Leisure stock by previous operator
  • Lack of specialist vehicle replacement
  • Electrical replacement availability

Potential Impacts:

  • Backlog of projects and initiatives developed
  • Some innovative projects not able to progress with low feasibility or asset uncertainty
  • Net Zero projects stalled, due to lack of external/internal funding
  • City Council unable to achieve net zero by 2030


Existing Mitigations & Control

What has been done to control the risk?

  • Investigate potential sources of funding on a regular basis and optimisation of PSDS
  • Regular discussions with other local public organisations to evaluate joint funding bids
  • Development of a comprehensive business case presented
  • Regular discussions with Exeter City Futures in bidding for city wide funding
  • Engagement Procurement to
  • BMS upgrade and EMIS secured through PSDS funding to provide better data
  • A wide range of housing measures to reduce emissions from domestic housing stock is supported by better data and a range of effective measures around energy efficiency
  • Water Lane Solar Farm to include E-charging infrastructure to support full electrification of fleet
  • Electric RCV's purchased, electric vans and pool car in operation


Further Mitigations & Controls to be put into place

  • Regular review and monitoring of funding options
  • Investment grade decarbonisation audits of every building needed to establish work needed and cost
  • Regular discussions with DCC & LEP to secure funding to the for Exeter
  • Seek external funding streams and internal invest to dsaev opportunity
  • Expert advice needed to provide more aggressive measures needed for heating and cooling decarbonisation in high use buildings
  • greater asset management capacity to include energy efficiency in all property maintenance
  • Investigate potential and availability of expansion fleet electrification and equipment across all services


Risk scores

Inherent risk
Risk Score
Likelihood 3
Impact 4
Risk score 12


Residual risk
Risk Score
Likelihood 2
Impact 4
Risk score 8


Risk scores explained