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Greater Geelong

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 58.37%

  • Residential 16.95%
  • Commercial 11.69%
  • Industrial 29.73%

Gas 12.85%

  • Residential 6.82%
  • Commercial 1.46%
  • Industrial 4.57%

Transport 24.18%

Waste 3.86%

Total municipal emissions
3 236 600
t CO2e

Greater Geelong is a city that is small in area relative to the state average and has a high urban density. It’s major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

The carbon emissions for Greater Geelong have demonstrated a very large increase since 2005, with relatively consistent rate of change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential548 700
Commercial378 200
Industrial962 200
Gas Residential220 700
Commercial47 200
Industrial147 900
TransportOn road782 600
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill91 200
Water33 600
Agriculture24 300
Land Use-1 000

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

Land area1 248 km2
Population245 751
Gross regional product$ 12 340 000 000
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 (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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