1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/07/2011   
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Graph Image for Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Emissions, Queensland

Graph Image for Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Emissions (selected sectors), Queensland

  • Carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for Queensland in 2009 totalled 133.1 million tonnes, an increase of 29.8% from 1999.
  • Energy production accounted for 73.1% of total emissions in 2009 followed by Agriculture (20.2%), Industrial processes (4.3%), and Waste (2.4%).
  • Queensland created the second highest carbon dioxide equivalent emissions of all states and territories in 2009, producing 24.4% of total Australian emissions.

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What are the most common greenhouse gases?

The most common greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride.

Emissions from these gases are reported under the Kyoto Protocol (an international treaty designed to limit global greenhouse emissions) and are aggregated into carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2 -e) using factors called global warming potentials (GWPS).

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency publishes a number of reports that together, constitute the Australian National Greenhouse Accounts.

To view the summary of state and territory Greenhouse Gas inventories, see: http://ageis.climatechange.gov.au/NGGITrend.aspx