2017 electorate emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 15%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 33%
  • Residential 26%
  • Commercial 21%
  • Industrial 53%
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    • Residential 1%
    • Commercial 2%
    • Industrial 3%
    • Residential 4%
    • Commercial 29%
    • Industrial 67%
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      • On road 26%
      • Domestic air travel 2%
      • On road 94%
      • Domestic air travel 6%
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      • Landfill 76%
      • Water 24%
      Total municipal emissions
      5 610 000
      t CO2e

      Blair is a federal electorate that is large in geographical area 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 industrial electricity consumption.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential852 000
      Commercial698 000
      Industrial1 773 000
      Gas Residential13 000
      Commercial105 000
      Industrial245 000
      TransportOn road1 481 000
      Domestic air travel95 000
      WasteLandfill121 000
      Water38 000
      Agriculture189 000
      Land Use5 000

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

      Land area6 457 km2
      Population282 825
      Gross regional product$ 15 775 325 000
      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.

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

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