Queensland

2019 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 60%

  • Residential 14%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 34%

Gas 4%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 2%

Transport 15%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 19%

Total regional emissions
114 441 000
t CO2e

Queensland is a state that is large in geographical area relative to the national average and has a moderate urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential16 031 000
Commercial14 074 000
Industrial37 582 000
Gas Residential106 000
Commercial1 679 000
Industrial3 220 000
Transport Automotive14 276 000
Motorcycle86 000
Bus207 000
Rail117 000
Tram13 000
Aviation2 891 000
WasteLandfill1 942 000
Water702 000
Agriculture21 515 000
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area1 730 172 km2
Population5 094 510
Gross regional product$ 321 455 329 800

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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