Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
Parks Australia Environmental Performance
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
EN8: Greenhouse gas emissions
- All parks have in place a standardised system for the collection of greenhouse gas emissions data by 2006-07
Performance 2005-06 and trends
All parks have a system for the collection of greenhouse gas emissions, though these are not yet standardised or comprehensive. Total greenhouse gas emission from energy and transport use was 6945 t CO2-e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) in 2005-06. This is an increase of 1835 tonnes or 36% from 5110 tonnes in 2004-05.
The combustion of automotive diesel in vehicles and for electricity generation was the greatest contributor, generating 3787 t CO2-e. This is higher than that reported last year as it includes power generated at Uluru for the Mutitjulu community.
Of all purchased electricity, a total of 2566 t CO2-e was produced across all parks through use of electricity in offices, laboratories and other park buildings. The combustion of automotive diesel in vehicles contributed approximately 1108 t CO2-e.
Natural gas consumption was responsible for 373 t CO2-e, while petrol consumption was responsible for 177 t CO2-e during 2005-06. LPG and avgas (including AVT) use in the parks contributed least to the total of greenhouse gas emissions produced across all park activities, with emissions of approximately 39 and 25 t CO2-e respectively.
|Site||Total GHG tCO2e 2005-06||Stationary sources (tonnes of CO2-e)||Transport sources (tonnes of CO2-e)||Waste to landfill (tonnes of CO2-e)|
|Purchased electricity||Generated electricity||Natural gas||LPG||Diesel||Petrol||Avgas||Avtur|
|Australian National Botanic Gardens||1878.046||1444.14||0||373.41||0||13.19||16.85||30.456|
|Booderee National Park||694.34||274.26||0||0||12.54||230.73||47.21||129.6|
|Christmas Island National Park||169.34||90.0||0||0||0||75.36||3.98||No data|
|Kakadu National Park||2584.48||729.06||1132.63||0||0||597.17||102.01||23.61||No data|
|Norfolk Island National Park and Botanic Garden||27.77||10.32||0||0||0||13.77||3.68||No data|
|Pulu Keeling National Park||36.66||18.67||0||0||0||15.00||2.99||No data|
|Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park||634.66||449.36||0||21.27||162.73||0||1.3||No data|
In terms of emissions shares, see the following charts:
The data indicates that Kakadu, the ANBG, the Mutitjulu community and Uluru are the top four greenhouse gas- producing sites for Parks. Electricity purchase, generation and vehicle diesel use are the top three actions. The figures above are understated, due to the absence of data from some sites, especially on waste to landfill.
- Refine and implement a standardised system for collecting data from all parks by June 2007.
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