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Controlling the temperature in Canadian homes
Rising energy costs and environmental concerns are clear incentives for households to adopt energy conservation measures. Turning down the thermostat temperature setting at night and using programmable thermostats are two ways a household's energy consumption may be reduced. Using results from the 2006 Households and the Environment Survey, this technical report examines some of the demographic factors associated with these behaviours.
Released September 25, 2008 (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 16-001-M)
Fork in the road: Canadian agriculture and food on the move
The question of where our food is grown or processed is coming under increased scrutiny, not just in Canada but in other countries, including our trading partners. Concerns underlying this increased focus include discussions of energy consumption required for food transport, environmental concerns, product safety, food security and food costs. This article, part of the publication Canadian Agriculture at a Glance, takes a look at the trade in food and shows how Canadians can find out what foods are being produced in their local area.
Released July 25, 2008 (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 96-325-X)
Canadian Vehicle Survey: Annual, 2007
The Canadian Vehicle Survey measures the activity of all on-road vehicles registered in Canada, except some vehicles such as buses, motorcycles, construction equipment and road maintenance equipment. Estimates of total vehicle-kilometres are available by province and territory. Estimates of passenger-kilometres are available by province only. Estimates of fuel consumed are available by vehicle type.
Released July 16, 2008 (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 53-223-X)
Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures, 2006
This publication will consist of data from the 2006 Survey of Environmental Protection Expenditures. Estimates of environmental protection expenditures, by industry and province, made by Canadian businesses in response to environmental regulations, conventions or voluntary agreements, will be presented. The estimates will include capital and operating expenditures made for pollution abatement and control, pollution prevention, environmental assessments and audits, and environmental monitoring activities.
To be released shortly (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 16F0006X)
Redesigned Survey of Environmental Goods and Services
Carol Gudz, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division
The Survey of Environmental Goods and Services (formerly known as the Environment Industry Survey) is currently undergoing a redesign by Statistics Canada. This survey is conducted to obtain detailed revenue estimates derived from the sale of goods and services related to environmental protection. Environmental goods and services are recognized as being an important contributor to the Canadian economy.
The survey covers sales of environmental goods related to waste water treatment, industrial air pollution control, waste management, remediation, and renewable energy production. Also included are sales of related environmental services in the areas of engineering, consulting and remediation. The data from the survey will be aggregated with information from other sources to produce official estimates of national and provincial/territorial economic activity related to environmental protection.
Mail-out is planned for the spring of 2009 with preliminary data anticipated by the end of 2009 and a report of results made available by the spring of 2010.
CANSIM tables and updates
CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socio-economic database. Updates have been made to the following CANSIM tables:
CANSIM table 153-0001, Value of established natural gas reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0002, Value of established crude oil reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0003, Value of recoverable subbituminous coal and lignite reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0004, Value of recoverable bituminous coal reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0005, Value of established crude bitumen reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0006, Value of proven and probable potash reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0007, Value of proven and probable gold reserves from gold mines, annual
CANSIM table 153-0008, Value of proven and probable iron reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0010, Value of proven and probable reserves of miscellaneous minerals, annual
CANSIM table 153-0011, Value of timber stocks, annual
CANSIM table 153-0012, Established crude bitumen reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0013, Established crude oil reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0014, Established natural gas reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0015, Established reserves of natural gas liquids, annual
CANSIM table 153-0016, Established sulphur reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0017, Recoverable reserves of bituminous coal, annual
CANSIM table 153-0018, Recoverable subbituminous coal and lignite reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0019, Recoverable uranium reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0020, Proven and probable copper reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0021, Proven and probable gold reserves from gold mines, annual
CANSIM table 153-0022, Proven and probable iron reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0023, Proven and probable lead reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0024, Proven and probable molybdenum reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0025, Proven and probable nickel reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0026, Proven and probable potash reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0027, Proven and probable silver reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0028, Proven and probable zinc reserves, annual
CANSIM table 153-0029, Timber assets (area), annual
CANSIM table 153-0030, Timber assets (volume), annual
CANSIM table 153-0031, Direct plus indirect energy intensity, by industry, annual
CANSIM table 153-0032, Energy use, by sector, annual
CANSIM table 153-0033, Direct plus indirect greenhouse gas emissions intensity, by industry, annual
CANSIM table 153-0034, Greenhouse gas emissions, by sector, annual
CANSIM table 153-0046, Direct and indirect household energy use and household greenhouse gas emissions, annual