Natural gas is the source of 28.88% of the energy consumed by individuals in Ontario. Most households use natural gas to heat their homes (74.03%) and water (81.62%). A few also use natural gas for cooking.  Natural gas is also being used by some bus and rail companies for public transportation.
 
In 2010, the residential sector
consumed 292,724,900 GJ of natural gas and
emitted 17,857,540 GHG tonnes.
 
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The other 25.97% of home furnaces? Electricity is often used (11.26%), but there are other choices too … oil, geothermal, solar and wood, for example.
RESIDENTIAL

NATURAL GAS

28.88%
consumption