Preface

This is the fourteenth edition of the Energy Use Data Handbook, 1990 to 2014, which fulfils part of the mandate of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) to strengthen and expand ’s commitment to energy efficiency and to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change.

The main objective of the handbook is to provide a statistical overview of Canada’s sectoral energy markets. The GHG emissions figures presented here are for analytical purposes. Readers should consult Environment and Climate Change Canada’s publication National Inventory Report for the official GHG inventory.

The handbook covers five sectors at an aggregate level: residential, commercial/institutional, industrial, transportation and electricity generation. The year 1990 is the reference year, whereas 2014 is the most recent year for which data are available.

This handbook provides data on energy use and GHG emissions as well as information on major activities and relevant indicators influencing energy use. Such data provide the foundation for OEE analysis in publications such as Energy Efficiency Trends in Canada, 1990 to 2014, which assesses factors influencing changes in energy use and related changes in GHGs.

A comprehensive database, including most data that the OEE uses for its analysis of historical energy use and GHG emissions, is available on the following website: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/corporate/statistics/neud/dpa/home.cfm.

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Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
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Ottawa ON K1A 0E4

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