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Lachlan

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 13.71%

Gas 1.26%

Transport 11.04%

Waste 0.64%

Agriculture 73.35%

Total municipal emissions
388 700
t CO2e

Lachlan is a regional area that is large area and has a low density. It’s major emissions source is agriculture, likely due to the community’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

The carbon emissions for Lachlan have been having a very notable reduction since 2005, with relatively consistent rate of change occuring occuring in the last few years. The driving factor for this is likely increased agricultural activity.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential13 100
Commercial27 800
Industrial12 400
Gas Residential2 700
Commercial900
Industrial1 300
TransportOn road42 900
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill1 500
Water1 000
Agriculture285 100
Characteristics
Land area14 964 km2
Population6 151
Gross regional product$ 387 000 000
Climate zone4

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.

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