Townsville

2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 79%

  • Residential 25%
  • Commercial 21%
  • Industrial 33%

Gas 0%

    Transport* 17%

    Waste 3%

    Total municipal emissions
    2 764 000
    t CO2e

    Townsville is a city that is moderate in size 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 Residential677 000
    Commercial593 000
    Industrial897 000
    Gas Residential0
    Commercial0
    Industrial0
    Transport* Automotive356 000
    Motorcycle1 000
    Bus0
    Rail0
    Tram0
    Aviation105 000
    WasteLandfill69 000
    Water25 000
    Agriculture41 000
    Land Use10 000

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

    Transport activity data from
    Google Environmental Insights Explorer

    Characteristics
    Land area3 731 km2
    Population195 916
    Gross regional product$ 10 899 745 200
    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.

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