Fairfax

2019 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 74%

  • Residential 27%
  • Commercial 19%
  • Industrial 28%

Gas 0%

    Transport 21%

    Waste 4%

    Total municipal emissions
    1 940 000
    t CO2e

    Fairfax 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 industrial electricity consumption.

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    SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
    Electricity Residential530 000
    Commercial366 000
    Industrial532 000
    Gas Residential0
    Commercial0
    Industrial0
    Transport Automotive361 000
    Motorcycle2 000
    Bus0
    Rail2 000
    Tram0
    Aviation44 000
    WasteLandfill64 000
    Water17 000
    Agriculture22 000
    Land Use0

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

    Characteristics
    Land area1 021 km2
    Population148 769
    Gross regional product$ 7 315 720 700
    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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