Residential Sector
Canada
Table 14: Water Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  2000   2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total Water Heating Energy Use (PJ) 258.4   281.0 276.3 267.8 265.9 280.7 276.2

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 72.5   75.8 75.0 74.6 73.4 73.0 73.6
Natural Gas 161.8   182.0 180.2 172.6 170.0 186.1 181.4
Heating Oil 18.2   17.2 15.0 14.5 15.2 14.3 12.7
Other1 0.7   1.3 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.9
Wood 5.3   4.8 4.8 4.8 5.7 5.7 6.5

Shares (%)
Electricity 28.0   27.0 27.2 27.8 27.6 26.0 26.7
Natural Gas 62.6   64.8 65.2 64.4 63.9 66.3 65.7
Heating Oil 7.0   6.1 5.4 5.4 5.7 5.1 4.6
Other1 0.3   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7
Wood 2.0   1.7 1.7 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.3

Activity
Total Households (thousands) 11,652   12,985 13,164 13,417 13,378 13,551 13,706
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 22.2   21.6 21.0 20.0 19.9 20.7 20.1
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 13.9   14.8 14.2 13.4 13.4 13.7 13.1

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 4.3   4.3 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.2 2.9
Natural Gas 8.1   9.1 9.0 8.6 8.4 9.2 9.0
Heating Oil 1.3   1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9
Other1 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 53.8   52.5 51.4 49.9 50.3 48.7 47.3
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 9.6   10.5 10.2 9.8 9.7 10.5 10.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 37.1   37.4 37.0 36.7 36.7 37.3 36.7
Heat Loss (PJ) 9.1   10.1 10.3 10.3 9.5 10.6 9.8

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.