Industrial Facility Greenhouse Gas Emissions

B.C. requires industrial facilities and electricity import operations that emit 10,000 tonnes or more of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year to report their emissions to government, as per the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulation.

Annual industrial GHG emission report summaries serve several important purposes:

  • Informing policy and actions to reduce B.C. emissions
  • Informing the public about significant sources of emissions
  • Enabling industry to manage emissions

2015 Reporting Highlights

Data from 2015 shows the following:

  • Total industrial GHG emissions from all reporting operations, excluding electricity import operations, were 19.4 million tonnes of CO2e (Mt CO2e)
  • 106 companies reported in 2015 and included 130 reporting operations in B.C.
  • The reporting operations represent approximately 31 percent (19.4 Mt CO2e) of total provincial emissions of 62.7 Mt CO2e reported in the latest BC Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tables

Reporting for the 2015 year follows the requirements of the Reporting Regulation (272/2009), [link] which was in effect until December 31, 2015.

Reported Emissions by Sector

Industrial Facility GHGs by Sector

Consolidated B.C. Emissions Report Summaries

The report summary for the most recent year (2015) are derived from reported data as of October 20, 2016. Any changes or corrections made after that date are not reflected.

  • 2015 (XLSX, 544 KB)
  • 2014 (XLSX, 188 KB)
  • 2013 (XLSX, 471 KB)
  • 2012 (XLSX, 303 KB)
  • 2011 (XLSX, 225 KB)
  • 2010 (XLSX, 181 KB)