Alice Springs

2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 31%

  • Residential 6%
  • Commercial 19%
  • Industrial 6%

Gas 2%

  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 0%

Transport 53%

  • On road 47%
  • Domestic air travel 6%

Waste 5%

Agriculture 9%

Total municipal emissions
690 000
t CO2e

Alice Springs is a town that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a high urban density. Its major emissions source is on road transportation, due to the community’s larger commuting and other travel requirements. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential43 000
Commercial130 000
Industrial41 000
Gas Residential0
Commercial11 000
Industrial3 000
TransportOn road326 000
Domestic air travel38 000
WasteLandfill34 000
Water3 000
Agriculture61 000
Land Use0

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

Land area328 km2
Population26 446
Gross regional product$ 1 702 599 600
Climate zone3

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.

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

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