2018 electorate emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 14%
  • Commercial 11%
  • Industrial 42%
  • Residential 21%
  • Commercial 16%
  • Industrial 63%
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    • Automotive 14%
    • Bus 1%
    • Aviation 2%
    • Automotive 85%
    • Bus 1%
    • Aviation 14%
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    • Landfill 70%
    • Water 30%
    Total municipal emissions
    1 790 000
    t CO2e

    Dawson 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 Residential246 000
    Commercial191 000
    Industrial759 000
    Gas Residential0
    Transport Automotive266 000
    Bus1 000
    Aviation45 000
    WasteLandfill28 000
    Water12 000
    Agriculture242 000
    Land Use2 000

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

    Land area11 444 km2
    Population72 927
    Gross regional product$ 4 458 267 600
    Climate zone1

    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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