2019 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 34%
  • Commercial 17%
  • Industrial 15%
  • Residential 53%
  • Commercial 25%
  • Industrial 22%
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    • Automotive 26%
    • Motorcycle 1%
    • Bus 1%
    • Automotive 98%
    • Motorcycle 1%
    • Bus 2%
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    • Landfill 64%
    • Water 36%
    Total municipal emissions
    439 000
    t CO2e

    Byron is a regional area 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 residential electricity consumption.

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    SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
    Electricity Residential154 000
    Commercial74 000
    Industrial64 000
    Gas Residential0
    Transport* Automotive119 000
    Motorcycle1 000
    Bus2 000
    WasteLandfill7 000
    Water4 000
    Agriculture14 000
    Land Use2 000

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

    Transport activity data from
    Google Environmental Insights Explorer

    Land area566 km2
    Population35 081
    Gross regional product$ 1 769 680 300
    Climate zone2

    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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