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Tamworth Regional

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 40.77%

  • Residential 13.79%
  • Commercial 6.80%
  • Industrial 20.19%

Gas 0.02%

  • Residential 0.01%
  • Commercial 0.00%
  • Industrial 0.01%

Transport 26.14%

Waste 2.04%

Agriculture 31.03%

Total municipal emissions
1 204 700
t CO2e

Tamworth Regional is a regional area that is large in geographical 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 agriculture.

The carbon emissions for Tamworth Regional have had a notable reduction since 2005, with a reverse occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential166 100
Commercial81 900
Industrial243 200
Gas Residential100
Commercial0
Industrial100
TransportOn road296 600
Domestic air travel18 300
WasteLandfill15 100
Water9 500
Agriculture373 800
Land Use-1 300

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

Characteristics
Land area9 884 km2
Population61 571
Gross regional product$ 3 263 000 000
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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