Transportation Sector
Alberta
Table 8: GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 17.5   30.5 29.7 31.4 33.6 35.0 32.7
Passenger Transportation 9.7   10.4 9.6 10.2 10.9 11.3 10.9
Freight Transportation 7.6   19.3 19.3 20.4 21.9 22.8 21.0
Off-Road2 0.3   0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 4.9   3.3 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 2.8
Passenger Light Trucks 2.4   3.8 3.6 3.9 4.3 4.5 4.4
Freight Light Trucks 1.7   2.2 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.5
Medium Trucks 1.5   6.7 6.4 6.7 7.4 7.6 6.9
Heavy Trucks 2.7   8.4 8.2 8.4 9.1 9.8 8.7
Motorcycles 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
School Buses 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Urban Transit 0.2   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Inter-City Buses 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Passenger Air 1.7   2.3 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9
Freight Air 0.1   0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Passenger Rail 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Freight Rail 1.7   2.1 2.5 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8
Marine 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Off-Road2 0.3   0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9

Shares (%)
Cars 27.9   10.9 9.9 9.7 9.2 8.7 8.5
Passenger Light Trucks 13.8   12.4 12.0 12.4 12.7 12.9 13.4
Freight Light Trucks 9.5   7.1 6.9 7.1 7.3 7.3 7.7
Medium Trucks 8.5   21.8 21.7 21.3 22.0 21.6 21.1
Heavy Trucks 15.6   27.4 27.7 26.8 27.0 28.0 26.5
Motorcycles 0.1   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
School Buses 0.9   0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5
Urban Transit 1.4   1.6 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.4
Inter-City Buses 0.5   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
Passenger Air 9.9   7.7 7.4 7.6 7.7 7.9 8.7
Freight Air 0.3   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Passenger Rail 0.4   0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Freight Rail 9.6   6.9 8.6 9.7 8.7 8.2 8.6
Marine 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Off-Road2 1.4   2.6 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.8
Passenger Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.9   68.6 68.2 68.1 68.0 67.7 67.8
Freight Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 70.8   71.2 71.3 71.3 71.2 71.1 71.1

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.
2) “Off Road” includes vehicles not registered for on-road travel such as ATVs, snowmobiles, golf carts and some military vehicles.