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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 56.90%

  • Residential 24.32%
  • Commercial 9.29%
  • Industrial 23.29%

Gas 9.29%

  • Residential 6.55%
  • Commercial 1.00%
  • Industrial 1.73%

Transport 28.70%

Waste 4.85%

Total municipal emissions
1 294 300
t CO2e

Melton 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, 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 Melton have demonstrated a very large increase since 2005, with relatively consistent rate of change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential314 800
Commercial120 300
Industrial301 400
Gas Residential84 800
Commercial13 000
Industrial22 400
TransportOn road371 500
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill43 000
Water19 800
Agriculture3 300
Land Use0

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

Land area528 km2
Population148 644
Gross regional product$ 3 641 000 000
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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A Comparison Report is available for $450 AUD, which includes the information provided in the free report, as well as a cohort comparison. This section compares your municipality’s emissions to the average for its cohort and the state average, and provides emissions intensity metrics and benchmarking.

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