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Penrith

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 58.50%

  • Residential 20.98%
  • Commercial 8.17%
  • Industrial 29.35%

Gas 6.62%

  • Residential 1.68%
  • Commercial 0.60%
  • Industrial 4.34%

Transport 31.11%

Waste 3.53%

Total municipal emissions
2 231 000
t CO2e

Penrith is a city that is small in area and has a high density. It’s major emissions source is on road transportation, likely due to the community’s larger commuting and other travel requirements. The second largest source of emissions is industrial electricity consumption.

The carbon emissions for Penrith have been demonstrating a very large increase since 2005, with a large proportion of this change occuring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential468 100
Commercial182 200
Industrial654 900
Gas Residential37 500
Commercial13 400
Industrial96 900
TransportOn road694 000
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill47 300
Water31 500
Agriculture5 200
Characteristics
Land area405 km2
Population209 210
Gross regional product$ 9 401 000 000
Climate zone6

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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