Of 350 reporting facilities with a total of 263 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Alberta accounted for the largest share of 2008 reported emissions, an Environment Canada report said yesterday.

Alberta’s 109 reporting facilities contributed 111 megatonnes of GHG, the report stated, nearly double that of Ontario, which reported 67 megatonnes from reporting facilities.

Utilities accounted for the largest portion of GHG emissions, with 43 per cent, with manufacturing accounting for 32 per cent. Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction made up for 21 per cent.

The report also stated that emissions from Alberta dropped by 3.5 megatonnes in the same period, linked to reductions in oil and gas extraction activity and a decrease in utilities emissions.

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