East Gippsland

2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 42%

  • Residential 15%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 15%

Gas 2%

  • Residential 2%
  • Commercial 0%
  • Industrial 0%

Transport* 15%

  • Automotive 14%
  • Motorcycle 1%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 39%

Total municipal emissions
885 000
t CO2e

East Gippsland is a rural municipality that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very low urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the community’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is agriculture.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential133 000
Commercial102 000
Industrial142 000
Gas Residential14 000
Commercial3 000
Industrial5 000
Transport* Automotive128 000
Motorcycle1 000
WasteLandfill7 000
Water7 000
Agriculture343 000
Land Use-2 000

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

Transport activity data from
Google Environmental Insights Explorer

Land area20 940 km2
Population47 521
Gross regional product$ 2 128 529 700
Climate zone6

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.

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

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