Facility Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program – Overview of Reported 2010 Emissions
- For the 2010 calendar year, 537 facilities reported their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to Environment Canada, totalling 262 megatonnes (Mt) of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq). This represents an increase of 4.3% from a slightly revised 2009 total of 251 Mt. Facilities required to report to Environment Canada are those with annual GHG emissions exceeding 50 kilotonnes (kt) CO2 eq.
- The GHG emissions data collected from facilities represent just over one-third (38%) of Canada’s total GHG emissions and 59% of Canada’s industrial GHG emissions.1 The degree of coverage of provincial industrial emissions varies significantly from province to province, depending on the size and number of industrial facilities in each province that have emissions above the 50-kt reporting threshold.
- Between 2009 and 2010, facilities that reported in both years showed an overall increase of 3.3% in their combined GHG emissions. In aggregating the total emissions from these same facilities at a provincial level, the majority of provinces saw an increase in emissions over last year.
- There are 277 facilities that reported every year from 2005 to 2010, their combined emissions accounting for the majority of the total emissions reported annually over this five-year period. Total emissions from these facilities have decreased by 14% from their 2005 reported total.
1. In this overview report, Canada’s industrial GHG emissions include the following GHG categories from the National Inventory Report 1990–2010: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada: Stationary Combustion Sources (except Residential), Other Transportation, Fugitive Sources, Industrial Processes and Waste.
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