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George Town

2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 15%

  • Residential 4%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 10%

Gas 15%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 13%

Transport 47%

  • On road 47%

Waste 5%

Agriculture 18%

Total municipal emissions
71 400
t CO2e

George Town is a municipality 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 agriculture.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential2 800
Commercial400
Industrial7 800
Gas Residential100
Commercial200
Industrial10 300
TransportOn road32 700
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill2 300
Water1 600
Agriculture13 200
Land Use3 000

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

Characteristics
Land area653 km2
Population6 953
Gross regional product$ 394 500 000
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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