Industrial Facility Greenhouse Gas Emissions
B.C. requires industrial facilities that emit 10,000 tonnes or more of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year and electricity import operations 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
2017 Reporting Highlights
Data from 2017 shows the following:
- Total industrial GHG emissions from reporting operations, excluding electricity import operations and CO2 from biomass in Schedule C, were 18.6 million tonnes of CO2e (Mt CO2e), 1.1% lower than those reported in 2016.
- 126 B.C. reporting operations submitted emission reports for 2017.
- 67.4% of the total emissions (i.e. 12.5 MT CO2e) were covered by the provincial Carbon Tax, which includes combustion activities (stationary, mobile and flaring), but not the combustion of biomass in Schedule C.
Consolidated B.C. Emissions Report Summaries
The report summaries for 2017 reflect reported data as of November 15, 2018.