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Central Highlands

2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 49%

  • Residential 2%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 46%

Gas 4%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 2%

Waste 1%

Agriculture 38%

Total municipal emissions
3 940 200
t CO2e

Central Highlands is a regional area that is very large in area relative to the state average and has a low 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 Residential96 000
Commercial57 100
Industrial1 812 500
Gas Residential400
Commercial4 500
Industrial144 000
TransportOn road285 800
Domestic air travel15 600
WasteLandfill7 500
Water12 300
Agriculture1 504 500
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area59 835 km2
Population28 601
Gross regional product$ 3 961 000 000
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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