Residential Sector
Nova Scotia1
Table 5: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 36.9   34.6 36.3 37.2 35.2 31.1 32.0 33.7 31.9

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 3.5   3.6 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.3 4.4 3.9
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil 21.0   18.1 19.6 20.1 18.7 15.7 16.9 18.0 16.5
Other2 1.4   1.5 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.4
Wood 11.1   11.5 11.0 11.9 11.7 11.0 10.5 10.8 11.0

Shares (%)
Electricity 9.5   10.3 11.5 11.0 11.6 13.2 13.4 13.0 12.4
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil 56.8   52.3 54.1 54.1 53.2 50.6 52.8 53.5 51.7
Other2 3.8   4.2 4.1 2.8 1.9 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.4
Wood 29.9   33.2 30.4 32.1 33.3 35.5 32.7 32.1 34.6

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 37.4   38.6 39.7 40.9 41.8 43.2 44.0 44.4 45.1
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.99   0.90 0.91 0.91 0.84 0.72 0.73 0.76 0.71
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 1.8   1.7 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil 1.5   1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2
Other2 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wood 0.3   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 50.0   47.9 48.4 48.0 47.0 44.6 45.8 46.3 45.6
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.95   0.97 1.07 1.05 0.99 0.99 0.99 1.02 0.91
Heat Gains (PJ) 2.5   2.4 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.4

Footnotes:

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