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Macedon Ranges

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 52.00%

  • Residential 19.89%
  • Commercial 11.31%
  • Industrial 20.80%

Gas 11.04%

  • Residential 7.21%
  • Commercial 1.51%
  • Industrial 2.32%

Transport 28.89%

Waste 2.18%

Total municipal emissions
746 200
t CO2e

Macedon Ranges is a rural municipality that is small in area relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. It’s major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the community’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

The carbon emissions for Macedon Ranges have demonstrated a very large increase since 2005, with a large proportion of this change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential148 400
Commercial84 400
Industrial155 200
Gas Residential53 800
Commercial11 300
Industrial17 300
TransportOn road215 600
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill9 600
Water6 700
Agriculture43 900
Land Use-4 600

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

Characteristics
Land area1 748 km2
Population48 430
Gross regional product$ 1 701 000 000
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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