Where Merri-bek's greenhouse gas emissions come from

Moreland’s greenhouse gas emissions come from:

  • electricity use (unless you are purchasing 100 per cent GreenPower)
  • gas use
  • transport, such as petrol, diesel or gas-powered vehicles
  • disposal of waste (landfill and sewerage)

The emissions data for Merri-bek below has been estimated by Snapshot – a community climate tool developed by Beyond Zero Emissions and Ironbark Sustainability. The most recent emissions data from July 2018 to June 2019 is presented.

 Pie chart displaying proportion of greenhouse gas emissions by source type (information is repeated in table below)

Table 1. Municipal emissions by source type for July 2018 to June 2019.

Emission source

Emissions (tonnes of CO2 equivalents)

Percentage contribution

Electricity 826 300 49%
Transport 479 800 29%
Gas 326 100 19%
Waste 49 300 3%


1 681 500



Who is responsible for our energy emissions?Pie chart of energy emissions (electricity and gas) by sector for 2018-2019 (information is repeated in the table below)

Table 2. Energy emissions by sector for July 2018 to June 2019.

Sector Emissions (tonnes of CO2 equivalents) Percentage contribution
Residential 477 400 42%
Commercial 314 200 27%
Industrial 360 800 31%
Total 1 152 400 100%


Learn more about how Merri-bek residents can take action and reduce emissions from energy, waste and transport activities by visiting the Zero Carbon Merri-bek website.