2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 62%

  • Residential 32%
  • Commercial 15%
  • Industrial 15%

Gas 0%

    Transport 32%

    • Automotive 28%
    • Bus 1%
    • Aviation 3%

    Waste 3%

    Total electorate emissions
    1 786 000
    t CO2e

    Richmond is a federal electorate that is moderate in size relative to the state average and has a low 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 Residential585 000
    Commercial278 000
    Industrial267 000
    Gas Residential0
    Transport Automotive513 000
    Bus1 000
    Aviation52 000
    WasteLandfill26 000
    Water19 000
    Agriculture45 000
    Land Use8 000

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

    Land area2 138 km2
    Population157 517
    Gross regional product$ 6 182 923 500
    Climate zone2

    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 noted 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.

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

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