Bass Coast

2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 16%
  • Commercial 11%
  • Industrial 14%
  • Residential 38%
  • Commercial 28%
  • Industrial 34%
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    • Residential 6%
    • Commercial 1%
    • Industrial 2%
    • Residential 68%
    • Commercial 15%
    • Industrial 17%
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      • Automotive 19%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Automotive 99%
      • Motorcycle 1%
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      • Landfill 69%
      • Water 31%
      Total municipal emissions
      636 000
      t CO2e

      Bass Coast is a rural municipality that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the community’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is agriculture.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential100 000
      Commercial73 000
      Industrial88 000
      Gas Residential40 000
      Commercial9 000
      Industrial10 000
      Transport* Automotive126 000
      Motorcycle1 000
      WasteLandfill9 000
      Water4 000
      Agriculture176 000
      Land Use-3 000

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Land area866 km2
      Population35 823
      Gross regional product$ 1 434 138 500
      Climate zone6

      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.

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

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