Monday, March 7, 2016

Vehicle Emissions


I have a student who’s looking for private vehicle emissions data. She has a report on private vehicle emissions (Catalogue no. 16-001-M, no. 12) that contains data at the CMA level, but it covers only to 2007. Is there a source of more recent information?


“The Canadian Vehicle Survey (CVS), which is a primary data source for the report cited below, was discontinued in 2009. As a result, there haven’t been any updates at StatCan on the information in the study. The Physical Flow Accounts have greenhouse gas emissions estimates available up to 2013 for household use of motor fuels and lubricants, however these are national estimates only.

The best information currently available for vehicle emissions is probably from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), which continues to publish the National Inventory Report (NIR) on an annual basis as the official benchmark for greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. The 2016 NIR, covering emissions up to 2014, should be available in mid-April of this year.”