Residential Sector
Canada
Table 7: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  2000   2017 2018
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 987.7   958.0 1,034.8

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 184.6   253.3 259.6
Natural Gas 479.7   470.8 543.7
Heating Oil 117.7   52.1 52.4
Other1 11.3   15.9 14.5
Wood 194.4   165.8 164.6

Shares (%)
Electricity 18.7   26.4 25.1
Natural Gas 48.6   49.1 52.5
Heating Oil 11.9   5.4 5.1
Other1 1.1   1.7 1.4
Wood 19.7   17.3 15.9

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 1,500   2,114 2,163
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.66   0.45 0.48
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 48.7   40.7 43.3

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 11.0   9.1 8.3
Natural Gas 24.1   23.0 26.6
Heating Oil 8.3   3.7 3.7
Other1 0.7   1.0 0.9
Wood 4.6   3.9 3.9
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 49.3   42.5 41.9
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 37.7   31.6 35.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 38.2   33.0 33.9
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.96   0.92 0.95
Heat Gains (PJ) 96.3   105.7 111.0

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.