Residential Sector
British Columbia1
Table 1: Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  2000   2017 2018
Total Energy Use (PJ) 158.2   167.5 160.0

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 58.3   72.4 70.0
Natural Gas 78.7   81.8 76.3
Heating Oil 5.7   0.2 0.3
Other2 1.0   0.8 1.2
Wood 14.5   12.3 12.1

Shares (%)
Electricity 36.8   43.2 43.7
Natural Gas 49.7   48.9 47.7
Heating Oil 3.6   0.1 0.2
Other2 0.6   0.5 0.8
Wood 9.2   7.3 7.6

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 210.9   295.6 302.0
Total Households (thousands) 1,550.6   1,923.0 1,964.4
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.75   0.57 0.53
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 102.1   87.1 81.4
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 4.8   4.4 4.2

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 4.0   4.1 3.8
Heating Oil 0.4   0.0 0.0
Other2 0.1   0.0 0.1
Wood 0.3   0.3 0.3

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 83.2   92.0 90.8
Heating Oil 8.4   0.3 0.6
Other1 1.3   1.1 1.8
Wood 7.1   6.5 6.8
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 30.4   26.3 26.1
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.83 0.89
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.79   2.75 2.34

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production only.
2) “Other” includes coal and propane.