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2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 29.78%

  • Residential 1.45%
  • Commercial 11.04%
  • Industrial 17.29%

Gas 41.30%

  • Residential 0.03%
  • Commercial 16.50%
  • Industrial 24.78%

Transport 17.79%

  • On road 17.79%

Waste 2.03%

Total municipal emissions
379 400
t CO2e

Waratah/Wynyard is a municipality that is moderate in size relative to the state average and has a very low urban density. It’s major emissions source is gas consumption, due to the community’s relatively large population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential5 500
Commercial41 900
Industrial65 600
Gas Residential100
Commercial62 600
Industrial94 000
TransportOn road67 500
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill5 200
Water2 500
Agriculture34 500
Land Use5 000

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

Land area3 536 km2
Population13 772
Gross regional product$ 662 500 000
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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