2019 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 20%
  • Commercial 35%
  • Industrial 6%
  • Residential 32%
  • Commercial 58%
  • Industrial 10%
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    • Residential 4%
    • Commercial 9%
    • Industrial 1%
    • Residential 30%
    • Commercial 60%
    • Industrial 9%
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      • Automotive 14%
      • Bus 2%
      • Rail 3%
      • Automotive 73%
      • Bus 10%
      • Rail 17%
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      • Landfill 72%
      • Water 28%
      Total municipal emissions
      311 000
      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 Residential61 000
      Commercial110 000
      Industrial19 000
      Gas Residential13 000
      Commercial26 000
      Industrial4 000
      Transport* Automotive44 000
      Bus6 000
      Rail10 000
      WasteLandfill13 000
      Water5 000
      Land Use0

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Land area7 km2
      Population40 612
      Gross regional product$ 2 740 931 700
      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.

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      Note that the percentages presented might not add up to 100% because of rounding.

      This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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