Northern Beaches

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 22%
  • Commercial 18%
  • Industrial 26%
  • Residential 33%
  • Commercial 28%
  • Industrial 39%
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    • Residential 2%
    • Commercial 4%
    • Industrial 6%
    • Residential 17%
    • Commercial 35%
    • Industrial 49%
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      • Automotive 15%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Automotive 87%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 12%
      • Rail 1%
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      • Landfill 62%
      • Water 38%
      Total municipal emissions
      2 796 000
      t CO2e

      Northern Beaches is a regional area that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a high 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 Residential608 000
      Commercial514 000
      Industrial726 000
      Gas Residential57 000
      Commercial118 000
      Industrial166 000
      Transport* Automotive435 000
      Motorcycle3 000
      Bus61 000
      Rail2 000
      WasteLandfill54 000
      Water33 000
      Agriculture19 000
      Land Use-2 000

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Land area254 km2
      Population271 027
      Gross regional product$ 16 402 271 100
      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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