Whyalla

2019 municipal emissions snapshot

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Electricity60%

  • Residential 12%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 42%
  • Residential 20%
  • Commercial 10%
  • Industrial 71%
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    Gas7%

    • Residential 1%
    • Commercial 1%
    • Industrial 5%
    • Residential 18%
    • Commercial 9%
    • Industrial 73%
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      Transport27%

      • On road 27%
      • On road 100%
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      Waste3%

      • Landfill 56%
      • Water 44%
      Total municipal emissions
      313 000
      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 Residential37 000
      Commercial18 000
      Industrial132 000
      Gas Residential4 000
      Commercial2 000
      Industrial16 000
      TransportOn road86 000
      Domestic air travel0
      WasteLandfill5 000
      Water4 000
      Agriculture9 000
      Land Use0

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

      Characteristics
      Land area1 072 km2
      Population21 665
      Gross regional product$ 714 544 600
      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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