2017 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 32%
  • Industrial 6%
  • Residential 31%
  • Commercial 58%
  • Industrial 11%
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    • Residential 3%
    • Commercial 8%
    • Industrial 1%
    • Residential 28%
    • Commercial 60%
    • Industrial 12%
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      • On road 28%
      • On road 100%
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      • Landfill 74%
      • Water 26%
      Total municipal emissions
      364 000
      t CO2e

      Burwood is a regional area 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 Residential62 000
      Commercial116 000
      Industrial21 000
      Gas Residential12 000
      Commercial26 000
      Industrial5 000
      TransportOn road103 000
      Domestic air travel0
      WasteLandfill14 000
      Water5 000
      Land Use0

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

      Land area7 km2
      Population39 348
      Gross regional product$ 2 655 500 000
      Climate zone5

      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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