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Cambridge

2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 56%

  • Residential 31%
  • Commercial 22%
  • Industrial 3%

Gas 12%

  • Residential 5%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 1%

Transport* 26%

  • Automotive 24%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 6%

Total municipal emissions
277 000
t CO2e

Cambridge is a town 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 residential electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential85 000
Commercial62 000
Industrial7 000
Gas Residential14 000
Commercial18 000
Industrial2 000
Transport* Automotive69 000
Motorcycle0
Bus2 000
Rail1 000
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill16 000
Water1 000
Agriculture0
Land Use1 000

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 area22 km2
Population28 666
Gross regional product$ 2 495 779 900
Climate zone5

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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