April 2023 Update

On April 15, 2023, the Canadian government released the latest GHG emissions report that adds 2021 emissions to the data. Reported emissions are up 2% from 2020, rising from 658 to 670 Mt CO2e. This new data, combined with data from CRE’s Canada Energy Future 2023 and Stats Canada, form the basis of the charts below. The graphs also include an estimate of 2022 emissions at 685 Mt CO2e, up a further 2%, but still 5% below the 2019 peak of 724 Mt.

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* Fuel GHG emissions estimated using consumption and emission factors

** Wind and Solar investment estimated by change in installed capacity

Purpose of this page – To report and visualize, succinctly and consistently,  data that indicates how government policies to reduce GHG emissions to meet Paris commitments are working.

We track, year over year, the following for each province and the country as a whole.

  • GHG emissions by fuel source (along with the targets set by the government).
  • Energy consumption by fuel source.
  • Electricity generation by fuel source.
  • Electricity capacity by fuel source.
  • Capital investments in energy generation by fuel source.

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