Temiskaming Shores Energy Usage


Partners for Climate Protection Program

The City of Temiskaming Shores joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection program in 2018 to assist in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. As the City is a major emitter of greenhouse gasses through its operations of motor vehicles, operations of various buildings and provider of various services to the public it should be a part of the solution to climate change. Further, a reduction in the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted directly benefits the city by reducing the cost of utilities and fuel.

As part of the program, the City is to work through five milestones over a 10-year period.

  • Milestone 1: Create a Baseline Emissions Inventory and Forecast (Completed November 2022)
  • Milestone 2: Set Emissions Reduction Targets
  • Milestone 3: Develop a Local Action Plan
  • Milestone 4: Implement the Local Action Plan
  • Milestone 5: Monitor Progress and Report Results

The City commissioned VIP Energy Services to create a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan which would complete milestones one, two and three of the program.

The City is welcomed comments from the public from November 4, 2020 until December 4, 2020. Based on feedback from the public, the City decided to work towards more ambitious climate reduction targets with an accompanying plan.  To achieve these goals a Climate Change Committee was formed with members of council and the public working together.

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan (2019)

Milestone 1: Baseline Emissions Inventory and Forecast

Through the work of the Climate Change Committee the City of Temiskaming Shores completed a new emissions inventory to meet Milestone 1 of the PCP program.  On November 2, 2022, the City received confirmation of successful completion of milestone 1 from the Partners for Climate Protection Program. The emissions inventory sets the foundation for the remainder of the PCP program as it provides the municipality with a baseline which can be used to monitor and track progress moving forward.

The corporate inventory encompasses all municipal operations such as municipal buildings, transit operations, water and wastewater operations, etc.  It is a subset of the greater community inventory which encompasses all emissions from the community. In 2019, corporate operations produced an estimated 1,956 tCO2e.


Table 1: 2019 Corporate GHG Emissions and Energy Consumption by Sector


GHG Emissions (tCO2e/year)

Energy Consumption (GJ/year)

















Figure 1: 2019 Corporate GHG Emissions by Sector

Pie Chart showing Corporate GHG Emissions by Sector


The community inventory includes most emissions produced within the municipal boundary. In 2019, the community produced 103,744 tCO2e.


Table 2: 2019 Community GHG Emissions and Energy Consumption by Sector


GHG Emissions (tCO2e/year)

Energy Consumption (GJ/year)

Residential Energy



Commercial Energy



Industrial Energy



On-road Transportation



Solid Waste







Figure 2: 2019 Community GHG Emissions by Sector

 Pie Chart showing Community GHG Emissions by Sector


The corporate and community inventories will be important tools to utilize as the City continues through the PCP program. The next steps are to set GHG reduction targets and develop a GHG reduction plan. Using the baseline inventory to understand where the City’s emissions are currently at will help Council to set goals that align with federal targets while still being achievable in a set timeframe. Deeper analysis into different reduction programs will help to map out a pathway to reaching those targets and will be important to include in the future greenhouse gas reduction plan. Including these potential actions and their reductions from the 2019 baseline will greatly strengthen the quality of the revised GHG reduction plan.

For a detailed breakdown of the inventory, including data sources, estimations, and assumptions, please see the Baseline Emissions Inventory Summary.

Baseline Emissions Inventory Summary

2019 Corporate Inventory Raw Data 

2019 Community Inventory Raw Data