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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 43%

  • Residential 9%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 28%

Gas 0%

    Transport 26%

    • On road 20%
    • Domestic air travel 6%

    Waste 2%

    Agriculture 29%

    Total municipal emissions
    1 230 800
    t CO2e

    Whitsunday 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.

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    SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
    Electricity Residential102 100
    Commercial79 100
    Industrial336 500
    Gas Residential0
    TransportOn road257 100
    Domestic air travel67 900
    WasteLandfill19 700
    Water6 400
    Agriculture362 000
    Land Use4 900

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

    Land area23 819 km2
    Population34 774
    Gross regional product$ 2 131 250 000
    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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