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2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 52.44%

  • Residential 11.29%
  • Commercial 10.35%
  • Industrial 30.80%

Gas 3.46%

  • Residential 0.07%
  • Commercial 0.27%
  • Industrial 3.12%

Transport 28.75%

  • On road 28.75%

Waste 2.22%

Agriculture 13.14%

Total municipal emissions
3 994 000
t CO2e

Toowoomba is a regional area that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very 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 Residential450 900
Commercial413 400
Industrial1 230 000
Gas Residential2 700
Commercial10 600
Industrial124 800
TransportOn road1 148 200
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill63 900
Water24 600
Agriculture524 900
Land Use7 600

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

Land area12 957 km2
Population168 580
Gross regional product$ 11 280 500 000
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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