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Yarra Ranges

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 53.66%

  • Residential 17.04%
  • Commercial 8.90%
  • Industrial 27.71%

Gas 14.35%

  • Residential 7.96%
  • Commercial 1.95%
  • Industrial 4.44%

Transport 28.11%

Waste 2.88%

Total municipal emissions
2 054 300
t CO2e

Yarra 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 Yarra Ranges have had a notable reduction since 2005, with a reverse occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential350 100
Commercial182 900
Industrial569 300
Gas Residential163 500
Commercial40 100
Industrial91 200
TransportOn road577 500
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill37 300
Water21 800
Agriculture20 600
Land Use-800

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

Land area2 468 km2
Population156 891
Gross regional product$ 5 216 000 000
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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