Macedon Ranges

2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 25%
  • Commercial 14%
  • Industrial 15%
  • Residential 46%
  • Commercial 25%
  • Industrial 29%
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    • Residential 11%
    • Commercial 2%
    • Industrial 2%
    • Residential 71%
    • Commercial 14%
    • Industrial 16%
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      • Automotive 20%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Automotive 98%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Rail 1%
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      • Landfill 60%
      • Water 40%
      Total municipal emissions
      643 000
      t CO2e

      Macedon Ranges is a rural municipality 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 residential electricity consumption.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential156 000
      Commercial87 000
      Industrial99 000
      Gas Residential67 000
      Commercial13 000
      Industrial15 000
      Transport* Automotive140 000
      Motorcycle1 000
      Rail2 000
      WasteLandfill9 000
      Water6 000
      Agriculture48 000
      Land Use-6 000

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Land area1 748 km2
      Population50 601
      Gross regional product$ 1 738 197 900
      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)

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

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