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West Wimmera

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 13.06%

Gas 0.03%

Transport 9.42%

Waste 0.45%

Agriculture 77.04%

Total municipal emissions
354 500
t CO2e

West Wimmera is a rural municipality that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a low urban density. It’s major emissions source is agriculture, due to the community’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

The carbon emissions for West Wimmera have had a notable reduction since 2005, with a large proportion of this change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential7 300
Commercial36 800
Industrial2 200
Gas Residential100
Commercial0
Industrial0
TransportOn road33 400
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill1 000
Water600
Agriculture273 100
Land Use200

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

Characteristics
Land area9 108 km2
Population3 895
Gross regional product$ 251 000 000
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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