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Whitehorse

2017/18 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 55%

  • Residential 15%
  • Commercial 25%
  • Industrial 15%

Gas 17%

  • Residential 9%
  • Commercial 5%
  • Industrial 3%

Transport 25%

  • On road 25%

Waste 3%

Total municipal emissions
2 202 000
t CO2e

Whitehorse is a city that is geographically very small relative to the state average and has a high 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 Residential324 000
Commercial580 000
Industrial324 000
Gas Residential204 000
Commercial108 000
Industrial60 000
TransportOn road545 000
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill38 000
Water19 000
Agriculture0
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area64 km2
Population174 768
Gross regional product$ 11 061 000 000
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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