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Carbon Neutral Roadmap Energy Strategy (FOI)

Carbon Neutral Roadmap Energy Strategy (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 February 2024.
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The Carbon Neutral Roadmap (CNR) stated that an Energy Strategy would be published by Q4 2023. What is the status of this strategy?


The CNR commits to a reduction in emissions from the 1990 baseline by 68% by 2030 and by 78% by 2035.

i) What is the baseline figure for emissions?

ii) What proportion of the baseline figure was accounted for by electricity generation?

iii) What is the most recent figure for emissions?

iv) Please provide a run of whatever annual figures are available for emissions.

v) What is the best estimate of the reduction in emissions accounted for by reduced demand for oil for electricity generation?


The Sustainable Transport Policy Next Steps Report states –

We have undertaken multiple consultations since adoption of the STP and have been using this important feedback to inform our work across the transport environment. 

Please provide list the consultations.

Please state where the results of the consultations (in addition to the Sustainable Transport Policy – your views on the approach to the rapid plans) have been published in accordance with Paragraph 10 of the Consultation Code of Practice: “Publish data from the consultation online, in accordance with your privacy notice, as soon as possible. Within a reasonable timeframe, give clear feedback on the consultation outcome and how the consultative process affected the policy decision.”



A future-focussed Government-led Energy Strategy is an output proposed in Strategic Policy 2 of the Carbon Neutral Roadmap arising from a strategic review of Jersey’s long-term energy requirements. The policy outlines consideration of, amongst other things, economic, regulatory infrastructure and land use requirements linked to future energy use; it intends to provide a process – and appropriate political governance – to develop energy market policy in a joined-up and evidence-based way. It was proposed that to support this work, government would establish new research and advisory partnerships with energy systems experts; explore opportunities to trial, appropriately, new and emerging energy solutions in Jersey; and work with the Energy Forum to solicit decarbonisation transition plans and market insights from all current Island energy providers. A new ministerial portfolio for energy and climate change was also recommended. As part of the strategic energy market policy, there was a commitment to work with our sister Islands and examine the options for utility scale renewable energy generation, to ensure a diverse, safe and resilient supply of energy to meet the Island’s future needs. 


​This strategy has not yet been published. However, with the establishment of a ministerial portfolio for energy within the Minister for Environment’s portfolio this has been an active area of work, with consideration and policy development being undertaken across the energy market portfolio, as described in Strategic Policy 2, that will ultimately build into a strategy. Focus has been on Council of Ministers’ development of a proposal for export scale offshore wind energy with an in-principal Report and Proposition being debated in the States Assembly in March. Such a decision would transform our energy strategy. A conclusion to this policy proposal, as well as further ongoing analysis of the energy market particularly any impacts on the LPG gas market, will allow this Government to develop an Energy Strategy. 

i) Internationally, Jersey's emission reduction targets will be measured against our historic Scope 1 emissions only. Scope 1 are the Island's direct emissions, those generated from activity on-island such as burning petrol in cars and burning oil to heat our homes. Jersey's Scope 1 emissions are calculated and reported on annually in our greenhouse gas emissions inventory. Due to the scale and complexity of the data required to compile the inventory, it is typical across jurisdictions for emissions data to be two years behind. Jersey's latest inventory is for 2021 with 2022 data is due to be published later this Spring. Please note, every year the whole timeseries is updated and revised (from 1990) to capture any improvements in methodologies and international best practice. This is important as Jersey's 1990 baseline may differ between the 2018 and 2019 inventory for example, as methodologies may have changed. The latest inventory year is therefore always the most up to date and is the inventory which should be used.  

Further information about the inventory, including a guide document, are available on and the raw data is available to download via the link below.   

Greenhouse gas emissions (

ii) Emissions from Jersey's on-island electricity generation are accounted for within the Energy Supply sector of the Island's greenhouse gas emissions inventory. Information about this specific sector of the inventory is included in the inventory guide available on and the raw data can be downloaded by using the above link. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 

iii) As stated above, Jersey's latest greenhouse gas emissions inventory is for 2021.  

iv) Jersey's Scope 1 emissions for 1990-2021 are available to download on via the link above. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 

v) Changes in the Energy Supply sector of Jersey's inventory are included in the inventory guide available on and the raw data can be downloaded via the link above. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 


The Sustainable Transport Policy was adopted in March 2020. Since that time, numerous consultations have been undertaken in relation to the development and implementation of policy, guidance and initiatives associated with the delivering the objectives of the STP. These are all published on and are provided in the attached listed, together with details of the response to consultation. 

Consultations lists.pdf

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