Riverina

2018 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 31%

  • Residential 9%
  • Commercial 7%
  • Industrial 15%

Gas 2%

Transport 18%

  • Automotive 15%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Aviation 1%

Waste 1%

Agriculture 48%

Total municipal emissions
4 832 000
t CO2e

Riverina is a federal electorate that is very large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very low urban density. Its major emissions source is agriculture, due to the state’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential434 000
Commercial329 000
Industrial738 000
Gas Residential29 000
Commercial22 000
Industrial39 000
Transport Automotive831 000
Motorcycle1 000
Bus0
Rail1 000
Tram0
Aviation26 000
WasteLandfill27 000
Water22 000
Agriculture2 333 000
Land Use-15 000

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

Characteristics
Land area40 857 km2
Population155 326
Gross regional product$ 8 438 549 000
Climate zone4

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.

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

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