Energy Consumption in Yukon
Transportation accounts for most of Yukon's greenhouse gas emissions (62%), and space heating is the Yukon’s second largest source (18%). Learn more about solutions to reduce fossil fuel consumption from both sources below.
Image source: Government of Yukon's Climate Change, Energy and Green Economy Discussion Document
Yukon government is developing a new plan called the Climate Change, Energy, and Green Economy Strategy. This plan will replace the 2009 Energy Strategy and 2009 Climate Change Action Plan. The Yukon Conservation Society has been working hard to ensure that this plan will include ambitious committments to greenhouse gas reductions and offer viable solutions and policies to achieve these goals.
YCS's goal for this energy intensive sector is zero greenhouse gas emissions. Energy demand can be greatly reduced by strengthening building codes and retrofitting existing building stock. We can get the rest of the way by "fuel switching" to electricity or biomass to fully replace imported fossil fuels with local renewable energy for space heating.
Transportation is the Yukon's most energy-intensive sector. We have a long way to go to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption in transportation, but progress is being made. Read on to see how you can be part of the clean transportation transition!