Murray River

2019 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 7%
  • Commercial 4%
  • Industrial 9%
  • Residential 34%
  • Commercial 22%
  • Industrial 44%
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    • On road 14%
    • On road 100%
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    • Landfill 50%
    • Water 50%
    Total municipal emissions
    402 000
    t CO2e

    Murray River is a regional area that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a low urban density. Its major emissions source is agriculture, due to the community’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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    SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
    Electricity Residential28 000
    Commercial18 000
    Industrial36 000
    Gas Residential0
    TransportOn road57 000
    Domestic air travel0
    WasteLandfill2 000
    Water2 000
    Agriculture259 000
    Land Use-4 000

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

    Land area11 864 km2
    Population12 118
    Gross regional product$ 510 523 700
    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.

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

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