Greater Geelong

2019 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 18%
  • Commercial 23%
  • Industrial 18%
  • Residential 31%
  • Commercial 38%
  • Industrial 31%
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    • Residential 8%
    • Commercial 4%
    • Industrial 3%
    • Residential 55%
    • Commercial 24%
    • Industrial 20%
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      • Automotive 19%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Automotive 96%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 2%
      • Rail 2%
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      • Landfill 60%
      • Water 40%
      Total municipal emissions
      3 170 000
      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 with the majority of this coming from commercial electricity consumption.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential586 000
      Commercial709 000
      Industrial581 000
      Gas Residential268 000
      Commercial118 000
      Industrial97 000
      Transport* Automotive653 000
      Motorcycle2 000
      Bus12 000
      Rail15 000
      WasteLandfill53 000
      Water35 000
      Agriculture41 000
      Land Use-1 000

      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 248 km2
      Population258 934
      Gross regional product$ 12 754 096 800
      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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