Residential Sector
Canada
Table 14: Water Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Water Heating Energy Use (PJ) 230.8   286.2 285.2 303.7 300.1 301.8 305.1

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 76.3   78.2 77.2 77.3 78.2 78.9 79.0
Natural Gas 128.9   186.3 184.4 203.3 199.2 203.9 209.1
Heating Oil 20.0   15.3 16.1 15.3 13.7 11.4 10.0
Other1 3.7   1.4 1.6 1.8 2.2 1.5 1.3
Wood 1.9   5.0 5.9 6.0 6.8 6.0 5.6

Shares (%)
Electricity 33.1   27.3 27.0 25.5 26.1 26.2 25.9
Natural Gas 55.9   65.1 64.7 67.0 66.4 67.6 68.5
Heating Oil 8.7   5.4 5.6 5.0 4.6 3.8 3.3
Other1 1.6   0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.4
Wood 0.8   1.8 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.0 1.8

Activity
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   13,417 13,378 13,551 13,706 13,858 13,989
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 23.3   21.3 21.3 22.4 21.9 21.8 21.8
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.5   14.3 14.4 14.7 14.2 14.2 14.1

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 4.3   3.7 3.8 3.3 3.1 3.2 2.9
Natural Gas 6.5   9.3 9.2 10.1 9.8 10.0 10.2
Heating Oil 1.4   1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.7
Other1 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 54.2   50.0 50.4 48.5 47.4 47.2 46.3
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 8.2   10.6 10.5 11.4 11.1 11.1 11.2
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 35.6   36.9 37.0 37.6 37.0 36.7 36.6
Heat Loss (PJ) 7.5   10.5 9.7 10.8 10.0 11.1 12.0

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.