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Brisbane

2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 51%

  • Residential 11%
  • Commercial 17%
  • Industrial 23%

Gas 16%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 9%

Transport 29%

  • On road 23%
  • Domestic air travel 6%

Waste 3%

Total municipal emissions
27 387 600
t CO2e

Brisbane is a city that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a very high urban density. It’s major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential2 945 300
Commercial4 590 000
Industrial6 625 900
Gas Residential35 400
Commercial1 768 100
Industrial2 663 600
TransportOn road6 276 300
Domestic air travel1 724 800
WasteLandfill560 600
Water180 300
Agriculture17 300
Land Use5 600

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

Characteristics
Land area1 343 km2
Population1 243 561
Gross regional product$ 119 078 000 000
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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