The mining sector includes industries that extract basic commodities from the ground. Ontario is Canada's largest producer of gold, nickel, copper and platinum group metals.
In 2010, the Ontario mining sector
consumed 20,932,280 GJ and
emitted 1,090,530 GHG tonnes.
Electricity is the major source of energy for this sector, supplying 52.81% of the total. Oil (2.30%) and natural gas (8.62%) make up the balance.
To learn how electricity is generated and transported and how it powers your home and office, as well as mining operations, click on the yellow icons above....