Residential Sector
Canada
Table 14: Water Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Total Water Heating Energy Use (PJ) 230.8   226.5 228.3 234.1 247.9 246.0 247.7

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 76.3   73.8 74.3 73.0 73.0 72.2 72.5
Natural Gas 128.9   129.6 131.9 139.9 153.0 152.8 152.4
Heating Oil 20.0   17.4 17.1 17.5 17.1 15.7 17.6
Other1 3.7   3.8 3.2 2.0 1.9 1.7 1.3
Wood 1.9   1.9 1.8 1.8 2.9 3.5 3.8

Shares (%)
Electricity 33.1   32.6 32.5 31.2 29.4 29.4 29.3
Natural Gas 55.9   57.2 57.8 59.7 61.7 62.1 61.5
Heating Oil 8.7   7.7 7.5 7.5 6.9 6.4 7.1
Other1 1.6   1.7 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.5
Wood 0.8   0.8 0.8 0.8 1.2 1.4 1.6

Activity
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   10,183 10,363 10,558 10,716 10,900 11,069
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 23.3   22.2 22.0 22.2 23.1 22.6 22.4
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.5   12.1 12.3 12.1 12.6 12.6 12.6

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 4.3   4.0 4.2 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5
Natural Gas 6.5   6.5 6.7 7.0 7.6 7.7 7.6
Heating Oil 1.4   1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.3
Other1 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 54.2   53.3 53.9 51.7 50.7 51.3 50.8
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 8.2   8.1 8.1 8.4 9.0 9.0 9.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 35.6   35.6 35.5 36.1 36.3 36.5 36.6
Heat Loss (PJ) 7.5   7.4 7.8 8.2 8.6 8.6 9.2

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.