Golden Plains

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 4%
  • Industrial 6%
  • Residential 65%
  • Commercial 14%
  • Industrial 22%
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    • Residential 2%
    • Commercial 1%
    • Industrial 1%
    • Residential 85%
    • Commercial 5%
    • Industrial 10%
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      • On road 27%
      • On road 100%
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      • Landfill 67%
      • Water 33%
      Total municipal emissions
      477 000
      t CO2e

      Golden Plains is a rural municipality that is moderate in size relative to the state average and has a low urban density. Its major emissions source is agriculture, due to the community’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential84 000
      Commercial18 000
      Industrial28 000
      Gas Residential17 000
      Commercial1 000
      Industrial2 000
      TransportOn road129 000
      Domestic air travel0
      WasteLandfill4 000
      Water2 000
      Agriculture192 000
      Land Use-3 000

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

      Land area2 703 km2
      Population22 568
      Gross regional product$ 620 250 000
      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.

      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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