Greater Geelong

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 22%
  • Industrial 18%
  • Residential 30%
  • Commercial 38%
  • Industrial 33%
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    • Residential 7%
    • Commercial 3%
    • Industrial 3%
    • Residential 52%
    • Commercial 26%
    • Industrial 22%
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      • On road 26%
      • On road 100%
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      • Landfill 71%
      • Water 29%
      Total municipal emissions
      3 534 000
      t CO2e

      Greater Geelong 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, due to the community’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential590 000
      Commercial759 000
      Industrial650 000
      Gas Residential244 000
      Commercial119 000
      Industrial102 000
      TransportOn road932 000
      Domestic air travel0
      WasteLandfill73 000
      Water30 000
      Agriculture35 000
      Land Use-1 000

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

      Land area1 248 km2
      Population245 728
      Gross regional product$ 12 059 500 000
      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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