Residential Sector
Alberta1
Table 34: Single Detached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Single Detached Energy Use (PJ) 117.4   146.3 133.3 125.0 104.1

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 15.1   26.2 24.9 23.6 18.8
Natural Gas 93.0   113.8 103.0 97.6 81.7
Heating Oil 0.8   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 3.3   1.7 1.3 1.0 0.8
Wood 5.1   4.6 4.0 2.7 2.9

Shares (%)
Electricity 12.9   17.9 18.7 18.9 18.0
Natural Gas 79.2   77.8 77.3 78.1 78.4
Heating Oil 0.7   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 2.8   1.1 1.0 0.8 0.8
Wood 4.4   3.1 3.0 2.2 2.7

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 78.3   139.4 145.0 148.1 149.7
Total Households (thousands) 567.7   944.0 954.7 980.9 995.4
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.50   1.05 0.92 0.84 0.70
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 206.7   155.0 139.6 127.4 104.6
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 5.2   5.9 5.3 5.0 4.2

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 4.8   5.7 5.1 4.9 4.0
Heating Oil 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 92.1   96.3 96.6 97.4 97.1
Heating Oil 1.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 4.4   1.8 1.6 1.3 1.3
Wood 2.3   1.8 1.8 1.3 1.6
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 44.2   40.4 39.9 39.9 39.9
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.93   0.92 0.97 1.01 0.89
Cooling Degree-Day Index 1.26   0.77 0.66 1.05 1.31

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production only.
2) “Other” includes coal and propane.