Wide Bay

2017/18 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 50%

  • Residential 19%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 19%

Gas 2%

  • Residential 0%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 1%

Transport 35%

  • On road 34%
  • Domestic air travel 1%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 11%

Total municipal emissions
3 706 000
t CO2e

Wide Bay 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, due to the state’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential721 000
Commercial437 000
Industrial711 000
Gas Residential2 000
Commercial21 000
Industrial38 000
TransportOn road1 303 000
Domestic air travel1 000
WasteLandfill60 000
Water22 000
Agriculture390 000
Land Use0

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

Land area14 205 km2
Population196 842
Gross regional product$ 8 406 332 300
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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