Unlike oil and gas, electricity is not a primary source of energy. It needs to be manufactured from other energy sources.
 
In British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, hydro (90.63%) was the main source of electricity in 2010. Biomass, wind and other alternatives accounted for 4.90%, while natural gas made up another 3.92%.  Diesel (an oil product) was also used to make 0.54% of the region's electricity, mainly in remote communities.  The region has no coal or nuclear power plants.  
 
British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut produce virtually all of their own electricity needs. See the region's production statistics here.
 
RESIDENTIAL
PRODUCTION
In 2010, production
consumed 97,370,960 GJ and
emitted 1,899,322 GHG tonnes.