Electricity Generation Sector
Canada
Table 2: Electricity Generation GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2013 2014
Total GHG Emissions (Mt of CO2e)a,b,c 96.3   98.6 99.3

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)a,b,c
Natural Gas 4.1   29.0 28.8
Diesel Fuel Oil, Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 0.8   0.7 0.9
Heavy Fuel Oil 10.8   1.5 1.9
Coal 80.2   63.3 62.9
Hydro 0.0   0.0 0.0
Nuclear 0.0   0.0 0.0
Wood and Other 0.0   0.1 0.1
Petroleum Coke, Still Gas, Coke and Coke Oven Gas1 0.4   4.0 4.7
GHG Intensity2 (tonne/TJ [electricity generated])a,b,c 57.2   44.9 46.9
GHG Intensity3 (tonne/TJ [energy used])a,b,c 32.1   25.8 26.9

Footnotes:

1) Includes manufactured gases, other petroleum products, other fuels and station service.
2) Emissions per unit of electricity generated. This GHG emissions factor is applied to the end-use electricity consumption for the sectoral analysis including electricity-related emissions.
3) Emissions per unit of energy used to produce electricity. The difference between the two emissions factors represents conversion losses (energy used to produce electricity versus the amount of electricity generated).

Sources:

a) Statistics Canada, Report on Energy Supply and Demand in Canada, 1990–2014, Ottawa, 2016.
b) Natural Resources Canada, Electricity Energy Use Model, Ottawa, 2016.
c) Environment and Climate Change Canada, National Inventory Report 1990–2014: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada, Ottawa, 2016.