Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007
Supervising Scientist Division environmental performance
EN3: Direct energy use segmented by primary source-transport energy use
- During 2005-06, SSD will assess its current trends in vehicle usage and fuel consumption and look at strategies to further reduce usage and consumption
Performance 2005-06 and trends
Fuel usage (transport and other usage) has been reduced by 18% for the period. Distance travelled by SES vehicles and SSD pool vehicles has also decreased by 18%.
|Fossil fuel||2004-05||2005-06||% change|
|Total litres||40 853||33 612||- 18%|
|Total distance travelled||280 933||229 622||- 18%|
|Average (l) per 100km||14.5||14.7||+ 1%|
|Total GJ -Petrol||613||417||- 32%|
|Total GJ -Diesel||885||826||- 7%|
|Total CO2(t) -Petrol||45||30.5||- 32%|
|Total CO2(t) -Diesel||62||57.8||- 7%|
Tracking of fuel usage was done throughout the earlier part of 2005-06 in an attempt to identify trends. Due to a reduction in staff resources and changing priorities this did not continue throughout the period and will be addressed during 2006-07 in an attempt to develop strategies to reduce consumption.
Performance has been improved through reduction in the fleet size from 11 to 10 vehicles for part of 2005-06. During 2004-05 SSD hosted a number of international university students involved in an ERISS research project that required full-time use of a vehicle for six months to conduct field studies, which did not continue into 2005-06.
Reduction in travel between the Jabiru and Darwin sites has also contributed to improvements in performance. Such factors as the availability of videoconference equipment and the exclusion of the pop-netting programme for 2005-06 have reduced the need to travel between sites. The pop-netting programme usually runs for a six week period and requires involvement from Darwin staff who travel to Jabiru to participate. The programme also requires use of a number of vehicles to travel to various field sites to carry out pop-netting activities during that period.
- Current trends of vehicle usage and fuel consumption to be assessed
- Determine strategies to further reduce usage, consumption and transport-related impacts on the environment.
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