2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 64%

  • Residential 2%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 60%

Gas 1%

  • Industrial 1%

Transport 7%

Waste 1%

Agriculture 27%

Total municipal emissions
540 000
t CO2e

Cook is a rural municipality that is very large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a low 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 Residential10 000
Commercial11 000
Industrial331 000
Gas Residential0
Industrial2 000
TransportOn road36 000
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill2 000
Water2 000
Agriculture146 000
Land Use11 000

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

Land area105 724 km2
Population4 572
Gross regional product$ 548 337 100
Climate zone1

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.

For help using this report to plan CO2 reductions strategies, please see our user guide.

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

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