2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 50%

  • Residential 16%
  • Commercial 11%
  • Industrial 23%

Gas 13%

  • Residential 7%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 4%

Transport 34%

  • Automotive 11%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Aviation 20%

Waste 2%

Total electorate emissions
5 030 000
t CO2e

McEwen 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 Residential786 000
Commercial569 000
Industrial1 154 000
Gas Residential366 000
Commercial96 000
Industrial186 000
Transport Automotive625 000
Motorcycle2 000
Bus9 000
Rail10 000
Aviation1 058 000
WasteLandfill60 000
Water51 000
Agriculture58 000
Land Use-12 000

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

Land area2 690 km2
Population363 189
Gross regional product$ 14 971 790 600
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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