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Table 7. Factors that drove the adoption of new or significantly improved systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by industry, 2000 to 2002
Industry Sufficient return on investment Regulations Voluntary agreement Public relations Corporate policy/culture/awareness Other1 No factors Total2
% of all establishments that responded
Logging
36.2
29.8
10.6
25.5
31.9
0.0
48.9
69.1
Oil and gas extraction
78.3
72.5
62.3
63.8
73.9
2.9
7.2
88.5
Mining
47.3
28.6
18.7
24.2
41.8
5.5
26.4
79.1
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
39.4
48.5
33.3
48.5
48.5
3.0
34.8
84.6
Natural gas distribution
60.0
30.0
70.0
50.0
80.0
20.0
10.0
62.5
Food
39.7
39.0
12.8
19.1
39.0
0.7
36.9
84.9
Beverage and tobacco products
48.1
32.7
13.5
11.5
42.3
7.7
38.5
85.2
Wood products
50.0
34.6
16.2
23.1
35.4
1.5
31.5
81.3
Pulp, paper and paperboard mills
73.6
51.9
24.5
27.4
52.8
8.5
10.4
86.2
Petroleum and coal products
65.5
51.7
58.6
34.5
48.3
0.0
20.7
78.4
Chemicals
48.1
44.3
24.3
22.7
42.7
5.4
22.2
83.0
Non-metallic mineral products
49.2
34.9
20.6
23.8
33.3
4.8
23.8
84.0
Primary metals
58.6
39.3
32.1
24.3
45.0
2.9
16.4
79.1
Fabricated metal products
52.2
36.2
11.6
20.3
27.5
4.3
30.4
84.1
Transportation equipment
54.5
33.8
13.0
15.6
35.1
7.8
35.1
77.0
Pipeline transportation
87.5
42.5
72.5
62.5
82.5
5.0
2.5
95.2
Total
53.5
41.0
25.3
27.3
44.0
4.2
25.4
82.1
Notes: This table includes reported data only.
1. Includes establishments reporting factors not elsewhere specified.
2. Number of establishments reporting at least one factor, expressed as a percentage of the total number of establishments that provided a response.
Source: Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures.