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2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 23%

  • Residential 4%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 16%

Gas 7%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 5%

Transport 48%

  • On road 48%

Waste 7%

Agriculture 15%

Total municipal emissions
173 400
t CO2e

Burnie is a city that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. It’s major emissions source is on road transportation, due to the community’s larger commuting and other travel requirements. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential7 600
Commercial5 300
Industrial26 600
Gas Residential200
Commercial2 100
Industrial10 600
TransportOn road82 100
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill8 400
Water4 000
Agriculture26 500
Land Use1 200

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

Land area611 km2
Population19 348
Gross regional product$ 1 192 500 000
Climate zone7

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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