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Sydney

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 29%

  • Residential 3%
  • Commercial 21%
  • Industrial 5%

Gas 7%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 5%
  • Industrial 1%

Transport* 61%

  • Automotive 52%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 4%
  • Rail 4%

Waste 2%

Total municipal emissions
14 384 500
t CO2e

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential376 600
Commercial3 139 700
Industrial739 000
Gas Residential52 600
Commercial723 500
Industrial170 300
Transport* Automotive7 626 200
Motorcycle6 500
Bus614 000
Rail676 500
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill194 100
Water38 100
Agriculture27 400
Land Use-200

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 area27 km2
Population240 229
Gross regional product$ 123 437 250 000
Climate zone5

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.

This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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