2019 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 16%
  • Commercial 30%
  • Industrial 14%
  • Residential 28%
  • Commercial 48%
  • Industrial 24%
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    • Residential 10%
    • Commercial 6%
    • Industrial 3%
    • Residential 57%
    • Commercial 29%
    • Industrial 14%
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      • Automotive 14%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Tram 1%
      • Automotive 88%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 4%
      • Rail 4%
      • Tram 4%
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      • Landfill 63%
      • Water 37%
      Total municipal emissions
      1 947 000
      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 Residential321 000
      Commercial562 000
      Industrial278 000
      Gas Residential214 000
      Commercial108 000
      Industrial54 000
      Transport* Automotive312 000
      Motorcycle1 000
      Bus16 000
      Rail14 000
      Tram13 000
      WasteLandfill34 000
      Water20 000
      Land Use0

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Land area64 km2
      Population178 739
      Gross regional product$ 11 185 376 700
      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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