Residential Sector
Canada
Table 14: Water Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2015 2016 2017
Total Water Heating Energy Use (PJ) 230.8   302.2 282.4 291.5

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 76.3   77.0 75.6 75.6
Natural Gas 129.0   208.9 190.7 200.9
Heating Oil 20.0   9.1 8.4 7.6
Other1 3.7   1.3 1.7 1.7
Wood 1.9   5.8 6.0 5.8

Shares (%)
Electricity 33.1   25.5 26.8 25.9
Natural Gas 55.9   69.1 67.5 68.9
Heating Oil 8.7   3.0 3.0 2.6
Other1 1.6   0.4 0.6 0.6
Wood 0.8   1.9 2.1 2.0

Activity
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   14,137 14,307 14,493
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 23.3   21.4 19.7 20.1
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 12.5   14.0 12.8 13.2

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 4.3   3.0 2.7 2.6
Natural Gas 6.5   10.2 9.3 9.8
Heating Oil 1.4   0.6 0.6 0.5
Other1 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 54.2   46.3 45.5 45.2
Total Water Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 8.2   11.0 10.2 10.6
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 35.6   36.5 36.0 36.4
Heat Loss (PJ) 7.5   11.0 9.9 10.7

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.