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, including:

  • Increasing the accessibility of industrial emissions data
  • Informing policy and actions to reduce B.C. emissions
  • Informing the public about significant sources of emissions

Learn more about how emissions data is reported and verified.

Interactive industrial emissions data

Large B.C. Industrial Facilities

A map of large emitters in B.C.Learn more about GHG emissions at B.C.'s large industrial facilities, as well as the province's industrial sectors through interactive charts, graphs and mapping.

2020 reporting highlights

Data from 2020 shows the following:

  • B.C.’s industrial reporting operations emitted 17.7 Mt CO2e (not including 13.4 Mt COfrom biomass listed in Schedule C of the Regulation and 0.8 Mt CO2e from electricity import operations), which is 7% lower than the 19.0 Mt CO2e reported in 2019
  • 115 B.C. reporting operations submitted emissions reports for 518 facilities, not including three electricity import operations
  • B.C.'s carbon tax continues to be one of the broadest-based tax structures in North America, covering 72% of the total emissions reported for 2020 (12.7 of 17.7 Mt CO2e). This includes emissions from stationary combustion, mobile equipment combustion, flaring, and methane vented from pneumatic pumps and devices

B.C. emissions report summaries

Industrial emissions data may be updated throughout the year due to a process of continuous improvement. The report summaries below provide a snapshot of the data as of a certain date. The report summaries reflect data as of October 2021.