2018 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 38%

  • Residential 6%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 26%

Gas 10%

  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 8%

Transport 23%

  • Automotive 23%

Waste 4%

Agriculture 25%

Total electorate emissions
1 490 000
t CO2e

Bass is a federal electorate that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a moderate 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 Residential89 000
Commercial89 000
Industrial386 000
Gas Residential0
Commercial26 000
Industrial123 000
Transport Automotive341 000
WasteLandfill46 000
Water18 000
Agriculture372 000
Land Use43 000

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

Land area8 070 km2
Population105 568
Gross regional product$ 5 789 620 800
Climate zone7

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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