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Yarra

2019 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 66%

  • Residential 10%
  • Commercial 40%
  • Industrial 16%

Gas 19%

  • Residential 9%
  • Commercial 7%
  • Industrial 3%

Transport* 12%

  • Automotive 8%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Tram 1%
Total municipal emissions
1 753 000
t CO2e

Yarra is a city that is geographically very small relative to the state average and has a very 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 Residential179 000
Commercial690 000
Industrial281 000
Gas Residential148 000
Commercial128 000
Industrial52 000
Transport* Automotive177 000
Motorcycle1 000
Bus5 000
Rail14 000
Tram22 000
Aviation0
WasteLandfill42 000
Water14 000
Agriculture0
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

Characteristics
Land area20 km2
Population101 495
Gross regional product$ 13 589 738 200
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.

This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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