Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 34: Single Attached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total Single Attached Energy Use (PJ) 10.6   10.8 11.3 12.5 12.7 12.7 14.0 13.6 13.5

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 3.6   3.8 4.1 4.3 4.5 4.7 5.2 5.2 5.2
Natural Gas 4.6   4.8 5.0 5.8 6.1 6.3 7.1 6.9 6.8
Heating Oil 0.9   0.9 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
Other2 0.3   0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 1.1   1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9

Shares (%)
Electricity 34.6   35.3 36.5 34.8 35.2 37.1 37.5 38.3 38.4
Natural Gas 43.9   44.6 44.0 46.2 47.9 49.4 50.8 50.7 50.3
Heating Oil 8.9   8.0 7.1 8.1 5.3 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.7
Other2 2.5   2.4 2.2 1.4 1.6 1.3 0.9 0.9 0.9
Wood 10.2   9.7 10.2 9.4 10.0 9.0 7.2 6.4 6.6

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 13.3   13.9 14.8 15.6 16.5 17.4 18.3 19.3 19.9
Total Households (thousands) 108.1   112.9 119.7 124.2 130.6 139.4 146.2 154.0 158.4
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.79   0.78 0.77 0.80 0.77 0.73 0.76 0.71 0.68
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 97.6   96.0 94.6 100.4 97.3 91.0 95.6 88.4 85.4
Total Single Attached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 0.3   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.2   0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3
Heating Oil 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wood 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 69.0   71.0 72.1 72.8 77.4 83.0 84.9 84.7 84.3
Heating Oil 19.1   17.5 16.0 17.7 12.0 7.3 8.0 8.5 8.7
Other2 4.6   4.4 4.2 2.7 3.1 2.7 1.7 1.8 1.9
Wood 7.3   7.0 7.6 6.8 7.5 7.0 5.4 4.9 5.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 32.8   32.4 31.5 32.6 31.3 30.4 31.5 30.6 30.4
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.96 0.87 0.98 0.90 0.88 1.02 0.90 0.85
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.71   1.14 1.75 0.87 1.58 1.39 1.57 1.47 2.95

Footnotes:

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