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Charles Sturt

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 53%

  • Residential 22%
  • Commercial 9%
  • Industrial 22%

Gas 14%

  • Residential 7%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 5%

Transport* 25%

  • Automotive 22%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 8%

Total municipal emissions
808 100
t CO2e

Charles Sturt is a city that is geographically very small relative to the state average and has a very high 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 electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential179 100
Commercial69 500
Industrial177 100
Gas Residential51 300
Commercial19 200
Industrial38 700
Transport* Automotive203 500
Motorcycle700
Bus500
Rail700
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill53 500
Water14 300
Agriculture0
Land Use-800

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

Transport activity data from
Google Environmental Insights Explorer (2018)

Characteristics
Land area55 km2
Population117 382
Gross regional product$ 5 628 250 000
Climate zone5

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.

This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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