Transportation Sector
Alberta
Table 12: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2015 2016
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 197.9   373.7 350.7
Passenger Road Transportation 112.6   119.3 119.9
Freight Road Transportation 85.3   254.4 230.8

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 70.4   41.9 40.9
Passenger Light Trucks 34.6   65.8 68.6
Freight Light Trucks 24.4   37.5 39.1
Medium Trucks 22.0   98.2 91.2
Heavy Trucks 38.9   118.6 100.5
Motorcycles 0.3   0.8 0.8
School Buses 2.5   2.2 2.2
Urban Transit 3.6   7.7 6.5
Inter-City Buses 1.2   1.0 0.8

Shares (%)
Cars 35.6   11.2 11.7
Passenger Light Trucks 17.5   17.6 19.6
Freight Light Trucks 12.3   10.0 11.1
Medium Trucks 11.1   26.3 26.0
Heavy Trucks 19.7   31.8 28.7
Motorcycles 0.2   0.2 0.2
School Buses 1.3   0.6 0.6
Urban Transit 1.8   2.0 1.9
Inter-City Buses 0.6   0.3 0.2

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 45,073   60,167 59,690
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 21,596   92,792 91,141
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.50   1.98 2.01
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.95   2.74 2.53
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 13.7   25.9 24.1
Passenger Road Transportation 7.8   8.0 8.0
Freight Road Transportation 5.9   17.8 16.1

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 4.9   2.8 2.7
Passenger Light Trucks 2.4   4.4 4.6
Freight Light Trucks 1.7   2.5 2.6
Medium Trucks 1.5   6.8 6.3
Heavy Trucks 2.7   8.5 7.2
Motorcycles 0.0   0.1 0.1
School Buses 0.2   0.2 0.2
Urban Transit 0.2   0.5 0.4
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Cars 35.7   10.9 11.4
Passenger Light Trucks 17.6   17.1 19.1
Freight Light Trucks 12.1   9.7 10.9
Medium Trucks 10.9   26.4 26.2
Heavy Trucks 19.9   32.8 29.7
Motorcycles 0.2   0.2 0.2
School Buses 1.2   0.6 0.7
Urban Transit 1.8   1.9 1.7
Inter-City Buses 0.6   0.3 0.2
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.6   67.3 67.0
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.1   70.1 69.7

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.