2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 51%

  • Residential 24%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 15%

Gas 16%

  • Residential 11%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 3%

Transport* 17%

  • Automotive 15%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 3%

Agriculture 13%

Total municipal emissions
1 164 000
t CO2e

Cardinia 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 with the majority of this coming from residential electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential268 000
Commercial143 000
Industrial178 000
Gas Residential132 000
Commercial26 000
Industrial32 000
Transport* Automotive196 000
Motorcycle1 000
Rail4 000
WasteLandfill20 000
Water14 000
Agriculture150 000
Land Use-7 000

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

Transport activity data from
Google Environmental Insights Explorer

Land area1 283 km2
Population114 176
Gross regional product$ 3 472 250 400
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.

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.

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

This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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