Carbon emissions

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Carbon emissions result when carbon stores such as plant material and fossil fuels are burnt.

Carbon emissions from various sources are itemised in the table below.

Item Activity Units Quantity
Brown coal Electricity generation kg C02 per kW-h 1.24
Brown coal Electricity generation tonnes C02 per MW 1.3
Black coal Electricity generation tonnes C02 per MW 0.9
Australian native forest Logging tonnes C02 per hectare 1200 to 1700
Toyota Corolla Driving grams C02 per km 150
Toyota Landcruiser Driving grams C02 per km 390

[edit] External links

  • The Greenhouse Indicator, Victoria provided by The Climate Group provides accurate and real time information on the amount of greenhouse gases produced each week in Victoria from energy use.
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