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Byron

2019 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 68%

  • Residential 36%
  • Commercial 17%
  • Industrial 15%

Gas 0%

    Transport* 27%

    • Automotive 25%
    • Motorcycle 1%
    • Bus 1%

    Waste 2%

    Total municipal emissions
    453 000
    t CO2e

    Byron is a regional area that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from residential electricity consumption.

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    SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
    Electricity Residential158 000
    Commercial77 000
    Industrial69 000
    Gas Residential0
    Commercial0
    Industrial0
    Transport* Automotive120 000
    Motorcycle1 000
    Bus2 000
    Rail0
    Tram0
    Aviation0
    WasteLandfill7 000
    Water4 000
    Agriculture15 000
    Land Use2 000

    Land Use data is not used in the chart nor the displayed total municipal emissions.

    Transport activity data from
    Google Environmental Insights Explorer (2018)

    Characteristics
    Land area566 km2
    Population35 081
    Gross regional product$ 1 769 680 300
    Climate zone2

    About this report

    This report outlines the major sources of carbon emissions for the entire municipality. Due to the approximate nature of the profile, the emission values are represented as rounded numbers. This report includes the following sources:

    • Stationary energy (grid supplied electricity/gas)
    • Transport (on-road use and domestic passenger air travel)
    • Waste (landfill and wastewater)
    • Agriculture (enteric fermentation, manure management, and synthetic fertilizer use)
    • Land Use Change (land clearance and reforestation)

    It has been developed to be consistent with the Global Protocol of Carbon Emissions reporting (GPC Protocol), the main international standard for cities and local government areas.

    The Snapshot provides you with a profile of your municipality’s emissions for the inventory year (2017) and gives a breakdown of emissions by sector. This Snapshot of your local government area’s greenhouse gas emissions profile is based on portioning state level data sets. Snapshot can be used alongside local data sets where more detail is needed.

    There are a number of minor emissions sources that are included as part of a larger total or excluded. The full list of inclusions and exclusions can be found in the Methodology document.

    For help using this report to plan CO2 reductions strategies, please see our user guide.

    Note that the percentages presented might not add up to 100% because of rounding.

    This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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    A Comparison Report is available for $450 AUD, which includes the information provided in the free report, as well as a cohort comparison. This section compares your municipality’s emissions to the average for its cohort and the state average, and provides emissions intensity metrics and benchmarking.

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