Residential Sector
Canada
Table 7: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 957.5   965.8 965.9 1,058.6 1,101.9 1,046.8

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 158.6   306.6 322.5 368.9 387.8 366.0
Natural Gas 395.6   389.2 377.2 434.2 478.0 442.6
Heating Oil 166.4   84.2 76.2 69.4 67.6 65.3
Other1 18.2   14.8 16.3 13.4 12.2 11.7
Wood 218.6   171.0 173.8 172.8 156.3 161.2

Shares (%)
Electricity 16.6   31.7 33.4 34.8 35.2 35.0
Natural Gas 41.3   40.3 39.0 41.0 43.4 42.3
Heating Oil 17.4   8.7 7.9 6.6 6.1 6.2
Other1 1.9   1.5 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.1
Wood 22.8   17.7 18.0 16.3 14.2 15.4

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 1,208   1,881 1,910 1,967 1,997 2,026
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.79   0.51 0.51 0.54 0.55 0.52
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 47.0   43.3 41.9 45.9 47.1 44.1

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 8.9   13.1 12.8 14.7 14.4 13.4
Natural Gas 20.0   19.3 18.6 21.4 23.4 21.6
Heating Oil 11.8   6.0 5.4 4.9 4.8 4.6
Other1 1.2   0.9 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.7
Wood 5.1   4.0 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.8
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 49.1   44.8 43.4 43.4 42.7 42.1
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 38.1   30.2 29.1 31.2 32.7 30.7
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 39.8   31.3 30.2 29.5 29.7 29.4
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.92   0.90 0.84 0.93 0.98 0.92
Heat Gains (PJ) 89.8   88.0 74.8 80.1 83.5 76.6

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.