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.

2021 reporting highlights

Data from 2021 shows the following:

  • B.C.’s industrial reporting operations emitted 18.4 Mt CO2e (not including 13.3 Mt CO2e from biomass listed in Schedule C of the Regulation and 0.8 Mt CO2e from electricity import operations), which is 2% higher than the 18.0 Mt CO2e reported in 2020
  • 109 B.C. reporting operations submitted emissions reports for 509 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 75% of the total emissions reported for 2021 (13.8 of 18.4 Mt CO2e). This includes emissions from stationary combustion, mobile equipment combustion, natural gas flaring and venting and waste incineration.

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 October 20, 2022.