Norfolk and Suffolk Clean Growth Taskforce
Wednesday 11th May 2022
Agenda Item 6
Evidence and Impact
Summary
This paper seeks to update the Taskforce on its evidence and impact workstrand based on a
Taskforce sub-group meeting held on 7 February.
Recommendation
Nominate a representative to have discussions with British Sugar and agree any
further interest for when sessions are arranged
Offer input with respect to the sector specific pathways to net zero
Background
At the inaugural meeting of the Clean Growth Taskforce, Professor Andrew Lovett outlined
the changes in emissions since 2005. He noted that per capita emissions have declined by
a third since 2005 (to 6.3t in Norfolk and 5.5t in Suffolk) but that the Climate Change
Commission (2019) estimate a value of 1.7t per capita is needed by 2050 to meet the Paris
Agreement target of a 1.5°C temperature increase by 2100.
This indicates that while progress has been made, more is to be achieved before 2050.
He also noted that the domestic, (industrial) and transport sectors are the largest
contributors, with the latter becoming proportionally more important between 2005 and 2019.
This indicates that progress has been made in both the industrial and domestic sectors but
that less progress has been made in the transport sector. Indeed, emissions from transport
have only come down by 4% over the period compared with 40% in the domestic sector and
26% in the industrial sector.
This analysis supports the Taskforce’s three main focuses of effort with respect to impact.
Composition of CO2 emissions by Sector – Norfolk and Suffolk (2019)
Local Authority territorial CO2 emissions estimates 2005-2019 (kt CO2) – BEIS
Point source emitters
The point source emitters for Norfolk and Suffolk are included in Appendix B. This shows
that 90% of all of the emissions from ‘point sources’ in Norfolk and Suffolk are from the top 9
locations as follows:
Site
Operator
Local Authority
Great Yarmouth Power Station RWE Generation UK plc Great Yarmouth
Wissington British Sugar Plc KL&WN
Bury St Edmunds British Sugar Plc West Suffolk
Kings Lynn Power Station Centrica K L Limited KL&WN
Saddlebow Paper Mill Palm Paper Limited KL&WN
Ipswich Suez Recycling and Recovery Mid Suffolk
Bacton Terminal 3 PERENCO UK LIMITED North Norfolk
Cantley British Sugar Plc Broadland
Bacton Interconnector (UK) Limited North Norfolk
While the specifics of the data are not directly comparable to the wider sectoral emissions
above, in that they are counted at source rather than at consumption, they do nonetheless
equate to a significant proportion of the industrial emissions on our patch.
Conversations have already begun with the relevant local authorities to understand the
current position and their discussions with these point source emitters to ensure
collaborative join up: a key ambition of the Taskforce.
Sessions have been had with Broadland Council, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council and
West Suffolk Council to discuss each of the British Sugar sites in the region, Palm Paper and
Industry
24%
Commercial
7%
Land Use inc.
forestry
9%
Public Sector
3%
Domestic
24%
Transport
33%
Industry Commercial Land Use inc. forestry
Public Sector Domestic Transport
the Power Station in King’s Lynn. Additional sessions are scheduled with Great Yarmouth.
A joint session is being arranged with British Sugar with the corporate lead for sustainability
on 13 June. This session will be held at Wissington with representatives of each local
authority (Jill Korwin confirmed) as well as a private sector member of the Taskforce.
Taskforce members are asked to help further pursue these relationships to understand best
practise and offer any support as appropriate.
Strategic Impact – taking a lead where others are not
Below is a list of areas already being taken forward by the public sector with respect to
Taskforce focus areas as well as other local authority priorities:
Decarbonising Transport:
Norfolk Climate Change Partnership (NCCP): Sustainable Hydrogen in Fleet Transport
Norfolk County Council (NCC): Electric Vehicle Strategy
Suffolk Climate Change Environment and Energy Board (SCCEEB): increase
sustainable transport readiness, reduce car demand (active and public transport),
transition to zero emission fleet (infrastructure, take up and freight)
Workforce for the Future:
SCCEEB: skills for clean power
Transition Business Support:
SCCEEB: behaviour change, energy efficiency, heat decarbonisation, industrial
processes
Others:
NCC: climate action plan
SCCEEB domestic: behaviour change, energy efficiency, heat decarbonation
SCCEEB collaborative action: community action, stakeholder/supplier collaboration,
financing, monitoring and communication
SCCEEB cleaner power: capacity planning, support for smart/flexible grid, public sector
renewables leadership
NCCP: Community Energy Kickstarter
All Taskforce members are asked to provide details of sector specific pathways/
commitments and consider how we are currently leading in the areas defined in the
Government’s 10-point plan and where any gaps might be that they would like to pursue.
Recommendation
Nominate a representative to have discussions with British Sugar and agree any
further interest for when sessions are arranged
Offer input with respect to the sector specific pathways to net zero
APPENDIX A – Clean Growth Taskforce Action Plan (March 2022 update)
APPENDIX B – Point Source Emitters (2019)
APPENDIX A
Clean Growth Taskforce Action Plan
Theme
W
h
at?
Who?
Progress
Leadership and Collaboration
Be Ambassadors for the Clean
Growth region
Develop a succinct key message and clear call to
action reflecting on businesses understanding
Genevieve
Lorraine
Pete
Jill
Item 7
Deliver a Local Leaders event to support the
development of an
evidence
-
based ambition
Item 7
Determine how to better link with Local Authority
ambition at a
regional
and local level
tbd
Evidence and Impact
Oversee the development of
Clean Growth evidence and
impact
Develop a strategic, emissions-led approach to clean
growth evidence and impact
Lorraine
Jill
Andrew
Johnathan
Ongoing
Work with large businesses/point source emitters to
establish best practise and peer
-
to
-
peer learning
Ongoing
Develop a deliverable, local evidence-based ambition Item 7
Decarbonising Transport
Influence the development of the
Alternative Fuel Strategy/Action
Plan and its subsequent delivery
Deliver the Alternative Fuel Strategy for East Anglia
and consider what next moving forward
Will
Ali
Johnathan
LEP Board June 2022
Consider how a wider ‘place’ brief might be included
all infrastructure, unique local features and links to the
wider economy
tbd
Transition Business Support
Oversee the delivery of the Road
to Net Zero Business Support
Programme and wider programme
embedment
Deliver the Road to Net Zero Business Support
Programme and
order to shape
future
p
rogrammes
Simon
Johan
Candy
Ongoing
Understand the breadth of green initiatives to provide
tailored
business advice, support and signposting
tbd
Work with other business intermediaries to better
coordinate clean
growth messaging
Ongoing as part of R2NZ
Workforce for the Future
Shape the Decarbonisation
Academy proposal and the wider
clean growth skills agenda
Develop the Decarbonisation Academy proposal
working with key stakeholders
Dayle
Lisa
Nikos
tbd
Continue to improve the links between the
private
/
education sector to maximise impact
tbd
Further develop labour market information to embed
clean growth and ensure
understand
ing
tbd
APPENDIX B - Point Source Emitters (2019)
1. Cumulative figure is the percentage of all point source emitters
2. RAG rating is based on trends 2016-2019 following the following parameters:
a. Red - increase of more than 10%
b. Amber - 10% increase to 10% decline
c. Green - decline of more than 10%
Site
Operator
cumulative %
Trend
Great Yarmouth Power Station RWE Generation UK plc 36.8%
Wissington British Sugar Plc 50.6%
Bury St Edmunds British Sugar Plc 62.2%
Kings Lynn Power Station Centrica K L Limited 68.5%
-
Saddlebow Paper Mill Palm Paper Limited 74.3%
Ipswich Suez Recycling And Recovery 79.6%
Bacton Terminal 3 PERENCO UK LIMITED 83.8%
Cantley British Sugar Plc 87.8%
Bacton Interconnector (UK) Limited 90.4%
Bury St Edmunds Maltings Pauls Malt Limited 91.7%
Cedar Maltings Muntons plc 92.7%
Great Ryburgh Maltings Crisp Malting Group Limited 93.5%
Norwich District Heating and CHP University of East Anglia 94.1%
Bacton Terminal 2 SHELL U.K. LIMITED 94.8%
Station Road Banham Poultry Ltd 95.3%
Norwich Briar Chemicals Limited 95.8%
Halesworth Bernard Matthews Foods 96.2%
Lowestoft Birds Eye Limited 96.6%
King's Lynn PIL MEMBRANES LTD 97.1%
Watton Cranswick Country Foods 97.4%
Haverhill International Flavours and Fragrances 97.8%
tbc
Ipswich WHITE ROSE ENVIRONMENTAL 98.1%
NNUH Serco Limited 98.4%
Bury St Edmunds Mizkan Euro Ltd 98.6%
RAF Marham MoD 98.8%
Ipswich Asphalt Tarmac Trading Limited 98.9%
Wattisham Airfield Ministry of Defence 99.1%
RAF Honington Ministry of Defence 99.3%
Westgate Brewery Greene King Brewing and Retailing Ltd 99.4%
Eye 1Stop Halal Limited 99.6%
Adastral Park BT Plc 99.7%
Sizewell B EDF Energy 99.8%
Thetford Fibrothetford Ltd 99.9%
Kings Lynn Compressor Station National Grid Gas Plc 99.9%
Diss Compressor Station National Grid Gas Plc 99.9%
Eye Fibropower Ltd 100.0%
Thetford Epr Thetford Limited 100.0%
Bulmer Sudbury Bulmer Brick & Tile Co Ltd 100.0%
Eye EPR Eye Limited 100.0%