Ballarat

2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

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Electricity63%

  • Residential 15%
  • Commercial 22%
  • Industrial 26%
  • Residential 25%
  • Commercial 35%
  • Industrial 40%
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    Gas16%

    • Residential 9%
    • Commercial 3%
    • Industrial 4%
    • Residential 53%
    • Commercial 22%
    • Industrial 26%
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      Transport16%

      • Automotive 13%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Automotive 97%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 1%
      • Rail 2%
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      Waste2%

      • Landfill 54%
      • Water 46%
      Total municipal emissions
      1 536 000
      t CO2e

      Ballarat is a city that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential238 000
      Commercial333 000
      Industrial387 000
      Gas Residential128 000
      Commercial53 000
      Industrial62 000
      Transport* Automotive240 000
      Motorcycle1 000
      Bus2 000
      Rail4 000
      Tram0
      Aviation0
      WasteLandfill19 000
      Water16 000
      Agriculture53 000
      Land Use0

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Characteristics
      Land area739 km2
      Population110 433
      Gross regional product$ 5 929 118 100
      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 noted 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.

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      Note that the percentages presented might not add up to 100% because of rounding.

      This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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