Unlike oil and gas, electricity is not a primary source of energy. It needs to be manufactured from other energy sources.
 
In Nova Scotia, coal (63.60%) and hydro (8.34%) are the main sources.  Natural gasoil and wind together make up 25.11% of the total, while biomass and other alternatives account for 2.94%. Nova Scotia has no nuclear power plants.
 
Nova Scotia produces all of its own electricity needs. See Nova Scotia's production statistics here.
 
RESIDENTIAL
PRODUCTION
In 2010, production
consumed 110,851,800 GJ and
emitted 7,719,373 GHG tonnes.