Monitoring & Measurement
The generation of Carbon Footprint data relating to emissions monitoring and Carbon Management is the prime driver for the quantification and management of Utilities Consumption within the Port of Milford Haven.
In the last year the Port has been gathering emissions data via a module within the accounting software which automatically converts utilities consumption, based upon invoicing data entries, into green-house gas emissions data.
The Accounts staff also maintain a stand-alone a spreadsheet of Water, Gas and Electricity charges through the year.
In addition, the Environmental Manager collates data collected from the operational sites on wastes generated and also utilities usage, particularly fuel consumption.
Fuel consumption by (individual) marine craft is monitored and converted to emissions data.
Company vehicles, including company car fuel consumption, is monitored and the emissions contribution included in the calculation of the Port's carbon footprint.
As an organisation we have obligations under the Climate Change Act 2008 to report on adaptation to climate change. The Port of Milford Haven Adaptation Report was submitted to DEFRA within the March 2011 deadline. The report was reviewed, including QA checks by Cranfield University along with other transport infrastructure Reporting Authority reports, and was published on the Defra website in October 2011.
We do not fall within the threshold of registering and reporting for Climate Reduction Commitment (6,000Mwhrs) however it makes good business sense, let alone environmental sense and meeting peer expectation, to ensure best practice.
Extensive environmental monitoring and environmental surveys are conducted throughout the Milford Haven waterway (Port) via the Milford Haven Waterway Environmental Surveillance Group (see below).
In addition the Port operates and gathers live data from 4 Meteorological Stations distributed throughout the length of the waterway.