Manitoba Releases Energy Report
August 21, 2006
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The government of Manitoba has released a brief report entitled "Energy in Manitoba," which provides a snapshot of how energy is produced and used in the province. The report illustrates the province's gains in energy efficiency, its decreased reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels, and the rise in use of geothermal heat pumps. It indicates that the province is positioned to become a Canadian leader in renewable-energy production and consumption.
Energy intensity, or the amount of energy consumed per unit of activity, has fallen sharply and is projected to continue to fall. Gasoline and diesel consumption will decline significantly in coming years following the introduction in 2007 of Manitoba's proposed ethanol fuel mandate and increase in biodiesel production. Geothermal heat pump installations across the province have climbed significantly and are projected to continue unprecedented growth. Manitoba has the strongest supply infrastructure for geothermal heat pump technology in Canada. Gross carbon dioxide emissions from energy are declining and are projected to continue to decline.
Some of the findings identified by the report include:
Publication date: 08/21/2006