Northern Territory

2018 state emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 3%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 14%
  • Residential 11%
  • Commercial 40%
  • Industrial 49%
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    • Commercial 1%
    • Industrial 0%
    • Commercial 79%
    • Industrial 21%
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      • Automotive 23%
      • Aviation 4%
      • Automotive 86%
      • Aviation 14%
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      • Landfill 90%
      • Water 10%
      Total municipal emissions
      8 863 000
      t CO2e

      Northern Territory is a territory that is large in geographical area relative to the national average and has a very low urban density. Its major emissions source is agriculture, due to the state’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is land use change.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential292 000
      Commercial1 032 000
      Industrial1 282 000
      Gas Residential0
      Commercial11 000
      Industrial3 000
      Transport Automotive2 031 000
      Aviation331 000
      WasteLandfill264 000
      Water28 000
      Agriculture3 589 000
      Land Use9 000

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

      Land area1 348 040 km2
      Population247 058
      Gross regional product$ 22 839 845 000

      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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