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Broken Hill

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 70%

  • Residential 13%
  • Commercial 10%
  • Industrial 47%

Gas 0%

    Transport 24%

    • On road 23%
    • Domestic air travel 1%

    Waste 2%

    Total municipal emissions
    408 000
    t CO2e

    Broken Hill is a city that is geographically small 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 Residential54 000
    Commercial39 000
    Industrial192 000
    Gas Residential0
    Commercial0
    Industrial0
    TransportOn road93 000
    Domestic air travel6 000
    WasteLandfill4 000
    Water3 000
    Agriculture17 000
    Land Use0

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

    Characteristics
    Land area170 km2
    Population17 715
    Gross regional product$ 897 069 100
    Climate zone4

    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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