According to the Australian Greenhouse Office
in Queensland, producing a kilowatt hour of mains power releases
1.079 kg of greenhouse gases. These greenhouse gases are
measured as carbon di-oxide equivalent or CO2e. What
Renewable energy, like the
energy produced by the Strand Wind Turbine, does not produce
By producing renewable energy, Townsville
City Council offsets its consumption of coal-fired power
and thereby reduces its tally of greenhouse emissions.
The wind turbine is calculated to
produce on average 16 kWh of electricity per day.
This is a total of 5,840 kWh or 5.84
MWh per annum.
Therefore, the Strand Wind Turbine
will offset a total of 6,301 kg CO2e per annum.
Put another way, it is calculated
that the wind turbine will reduce Council's greenhouse emissions
by 6.3 tons per year.
For information about greenhouse
emissions and Townsville, see the Atmosphere
Section of the State of Environment Report.
Greenhouse Office (AGO)
Factors and Methods Workbook
CSIRO: Action needed to save reef from bleaching
Bay Consortium: The Future Climate of Cleveland Bay
Bay Consortium: Water temperatures of Cleveland Bay