Higgins

2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 58%

  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 36%
  • Industrial 5%

Gas 22%

  • Residential 14%
  • Commercial 7%
  • Industrial 1%

Transport 17%

  • Automotive 13%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Tram 1%

Waste 3%

Total electorate emissions
1 715 000
t CO2e

Higgins is a federal electorate that is geographically very small relative to the state average and has a very high urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from commercial electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential298 000
Commercial596 000
Industrial89 000
Gas Residential243 000
Commercial116 000
Industrial15 000
Transport Automotive261 000
Motorcycle2 000
Bus7 000
Rail12 000
Tram18 000
Aviation0
WasteLandfill42 000
Water16 000
Agriculture0
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area42 km2
Population171 897
Gross regional product$ 12 827 666 500
Climate zone6

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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