Transportation Sector
Nova Scotia
Table 12: Road Transportation Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Road Transportation Energy Use (PJ) 51.0   60.0 57.5 52.4 48.6 50.6
Passenger Road Transportation 34.4   36.2 36.5 31.6 28.4 29.6
Freight Road Transportation 16.6   23.8 21.0 20.8 20.2 21.1

Energy Use by Transportation Mode (PJ)
Cars 21.8   18.5 18.7 15.8 13.9 14.1
Passenger Light Trucks 11.0   15.9 16.3 14.2 12.9 13.9
Freight Light Trucks 3.2   4.6 4.7 4.1 3.7 4.0
Medium Trucks 3.4   5.8 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.7
Heavy Trucks 10.0   13.4 11.3 11.9 11.9 12.3
Motorcycles 0.1   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
School Buses 0.4   0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Urban Transit 0.8   1.1 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0
Inter-City Buses 0.3   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Shares (%)
Cars 42.8   30.8 32.5 30.1 28.6 27.9
Passenger Light Trucks 21.5   26.4 28.3 27.1 26.6 27.4
Freight Light Trucks 6.3   7.6 8.1 7.8 7.7 7.9
Medium Trucks 6.7   9.7 8.7 9.2 9.5 9.4
Heavy Trucks 19.6   22.3 19.6 22.8 24.4 24.4
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.7   0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7
Urban Transit 1.6   1.8 1.4 1.8 2.0 1.9
Inter-City Buses 0.6   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Activity
Passenger-kilometres (millions) 16,537   21,428 21,564 18,822 16,938 17,775
Tonne-kilometres (millions) 5,075   7,366 6,509 6,834 6,950 7,616
Passenger Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Pkm) 2.08   1.69 1.69 1.68 1.68 1.66
Freight Road Transportation Energy Intensity (MJ/Tkm) 3.27   3.23 3.23 3.05 2.91 2.77
Road Transportation GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 3.6   4.1 4.0 3.6 3.3 3.5
Passenger Road Transportation 2.4   2.5 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.0
Freight Road Transportation 1.2   1.7 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5

GHG Emissions by Transportation Mode (Mt of CO2e)
Cars 1.5   1.3 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.9
Passenger Light Trucks 0.8   1.1 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9
Freight Light Trucks 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Medium Trucks 0.2   0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Heavy Trucks 0.7   1.0 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.9
Motorcycles 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
School Buses 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Urban Transit 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Inter-City Buses 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Cars 42.8   30.4 32.1 29.6 28.0 27.3
Passenger Light Trucks 21.6   26.0 27.9 26.6 26.1 26.8
Freight Light Trucks 6.3   7.5 8.0 7.7 7.5 7.7
Medium Trucks 6.6   9.8 8.9 9.3 9.7 9.6
Heavy Trucks 19.6   23.1 20.4 23.7 25.4 25.4
Motorcycles 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
School Buses 0.7   0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7
Urban Transit 1.6   1.8 1.5 1.9 2.0 1.9
Inter-City Buses 0.6   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
Passenger Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 70.2   68.1 67.8 67.7 67.5 67.4
Freight Road Transportation GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 69.9   70.4 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.3

Footnotes:

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