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2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 32%

  • Residential 16%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 13%

Gas 4%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 1%

Transport 48%

  • On road 48%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 14%

Total municipal emissions
386 400
t CO2e

Capel is a rural municipality that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a high urban density. It’s major emissions source is on road transportation, due to the community’s larger commuting and other travel requirements. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential63 500
Commercial11 900
Industrial48 300
Gas Residential5 400
Commercial5 300
Industrial4 500
TransportOn road186 800
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill5 000
Water1 200
Agriculture54 500
Land Use12 700

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

Land area558 km2
Population18 022
Gross regional product$ 690 750 000
Climate zone5

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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