Residential Sector
Canada
Table 14: Water Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total Water Heating Energy Use (PJ) 230.8   275.1 277.7 279.9 283.1 296.0 293.5

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 76.3   76.7 78.2 76.5 77.5 78.6 78.1
Natural Gas 128.9   176.4 176.2 181.0 182.0 193.1 193.3
Heating Oil 20.0   16.7 17.7 16.7 17.2 17.9 15.7
Other1 3.7   0.9 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.5
Wood 1.9   4.4 4.7 4.6 5.0 4.9 5.0

Shares (%)
Electricity 33.1   27.9 28.2 27.3 27.4 26.6 26.6
Natural Gas 55.9   64.1 63.5 64.7 64.3 65.2 65.9
Heating Oil 8.7   6.1 6.4 6.0 6.1 6.1 5.4
Other1 1.6   0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
Wood 0.8   1.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7

Activity
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   12,189 12,375 12,587 12,756 12,985 13,164
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 23.3   22.6 22.4 22.2 22.2 22.8 22.3
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.5   15.1 14.9 14.8 14.8 15.6 15.1

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 4.3   4.9 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.1
Natural Gas 6.5   8.8 8.8 9.0 9.1 9.7 9.7
Heating Oil 1.4   1.2 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1
Other1 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 54.2   54.8 53.8 52.8 52.5 52.6 51.5
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 8.2   10.2 10.2 10.4 10.5 11.2 11.0
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 35.6   37.0 36.9 37.2 37.2 37.7 37.4
Heat Loss (PJ) 7.5   9.6 9.5 9.3 8.9 10.3 10.6

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.