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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 62.20%

  • Residential 15.74%
  • Commercial 6.55%
  • Industrial 39.91%

Gas 0.00%

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

Transport 26.66%

Waste 3.16%

Total municipal emissions
2 045 300
t CO2e

Mackay 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 with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential322 000
Commercial134 000
Industrial816 200
Gas Residential0
TransportOn road491 800
Domestic air travel53 500
WasteLandfill47 500
Water17 100
Agriculture163 200
Land Use-1 700

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

Land area7 613 km2
Population116 618
Gross regional product$ 7 143 000 000
Climate zone1

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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