2018 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 12%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 41%
  • Residential 21%
  • Commercial 10%
  • Industrial 69%
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    • Residential 1%
    • Commercial 1%
    • Industrial 5%
    • Residential 18%
    • Commercial 9%
    • Industrial 73%
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      • On road 28%
      • On road 100%
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      • Landfill 60%
      • Water 40%
      Total municipal emissions
      326 000
      t CO2e

      Whyalla is a city that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate 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 Residential40 000
      Commercial20 000
      Industrial135 000
      Gas Residential4 000
      Commercial2 000
      Industrial16 000
      TransportOn road90 000
      Domestic air travel0
      WasteLandfill6 000
      Water4 000
      Agriculture9 000
      Land Use0

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

      Land area1 072 km2
      Population21 767
      Gross regional product$ 745 197 900
      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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