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Lismore

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 58.29%

  • Residential 21.76%
  • Commercial 12.82%
  • Industrial 23.72%

Gas 0.00%

  • Residential 0.00%
  • Commercial 0.00%
  • Industrial 0.00%

Transport 29.31%

Waste 3.00%

Agriculture 9.40%

Total municipal emissions
626 500
t CO2e

Lismore is a city that is small in area relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. It’s major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the community’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

The carbon emissions for Lismore have undergone a modest increase since 2005, with a large proportion of this change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential136 300
Commercial80 300
Industrial148 600
Gas Residential0
Commercial0
Industrial0
TransportOn road181 500
Domestic air travel2 100
WasteLandfill11 900
Water6 900
Agriculture58 900
Land Use6 000

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

Characteristics
Land area1 288 km2
Population43 905
Gross regional product$ 2 139 000 000
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.

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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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