In 2015, stationary combustion sources accounted for about 18% of Manitoba’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (1).
Most of these emissions are from heating our buildings.
Stationary sources include energy used in
- residential and commercial heating
- manufacturing and construction industries
- electricity generation
- mining/oil and gas extraction
Figure 1 shows how these emissions have changed from 1990 to 2015:
- 22% decrease overall from Stationary Combustion
- 38% decrease in residential heating – mostly due to success of programs to reduced demand (e.g. insulation, furnace replacement)
- 8% decrease from Commercial & institutional
- 4% decrease from Manufacturing industries
For a PDF file with the data, click here: Manitoba_GHG_trend_chart_1990-2015_stationary_combustion
NOTE: All data are in CO2 equivalent kilotonnes per year. (1 kilotonne = 1000 tonnes = 1 million kilograms)