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. 

  • 2017 (XLSX, 112 KB)

  • 2016 (XLSX, 107 KB)

  • 2015 (XLSX, 605 KB)

  • 2014 (XLSX, 110 KB)

  • 2013 (XLSX, 108 KB)

  • 2012 (XLSX, 111 KB)

  • 2011 (XLSX, 126 KB)

  • 2010 (XLSX, 122 KB)