Tasmania

2017 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 30%

  • Residential 5%
  • Commercial 5%
  • Industrial 20%

Gas 13%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 9%

Transport 30%

  • On road 27%
  • Domestic air travel 3%

Waste 4%

Agriculture 23%

Total regional emissions
8 493 000
t CO2e

Tasmania is a state that is geographically small relative to the national average and has a moderate urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the state’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential411 000
Commercial394 000
Industrial1 755 000
Gas Residential3 000
Commercial219 000
Industrial852 000
TransportOn road2 256 000
Domestic air travel272 000
WasteLandfill286 000
Water88 000
Agriculture1 957 000
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area68 018 km2
Population522 410
Gross regional product$ 28 716 750 000

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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