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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 42.68%

  • Residential 12.96%
  • Commercial 11.66%
  • Industrial 18.06%

Gas 4.27%

  • Residential 1.89%
  • Commercial 0.60%
  • Industrial 1.79%

Transport 34.16%

Waste 3.25%

Agriculture 15.64%

Total municipal emissions
301 800
t CO2e

Lithgow is a city that is moderate in size 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 Lithgow have had a very notable reduction since 2005, with only a modest portion of this change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential39 100
Commercial35 200
Industrial54 500
Gas Residential5 700
Commercial1 800
Industrial5 400
TransportOn road103 100
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill6 400
Water3 400
Agriculture47 200
Land Use-26 700

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

Land area4 512 km2
Population21 565
Gross regional product$ 1 266 000 000
Climate zone7

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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