Adelaide Hills

2017/18 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 25%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 8%
  • Residential 63%
  • Commercial 16%
  • Industrial 22%
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    • Residential 0%
    • Industrial 1%
    • Residential 50%
    • Industrial 50%
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      • On road 51%
      • On road 100%
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      • Landfill 75%
      • Water 25%
      Total municipal emissions
      459 000
      t CO2e

      Adelaide Hills is a district council area that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate 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 Residential113 000
      Commercial28 000
      Industrial39 000
      Gas Residential1 000
      Industrial1 000
      TransportOn road232 000
      Domestic air travel0
      WasteLandfill12 000
      Water4 000
      Agriculture29 000
      Land Use0

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

      Land area794 km2
      Population39 693
      Gross regional product$ 1 488 000 000
      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.

      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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