By the Numbers: A look at Alberta’s rising emissions from the oilsands

CALGARY – The Alberta government introduced legislation Tuesday that would cap annual emissions from the oilsands industry to 100 megatonnes. Here’s a look at how emissions from the oilsands have grown since 1990 and when they are forecast to hit the 100-megatonne limit:

1990: 15.3 megatonnes

1995: 21.5 megatonnes

2000: 24.5 megatonnes

2005: 34.2 megatonnes

2010: 53.5 megatonnes

2014: 67.8 megatonnes

2030: 100 megatonnes (estimate from Alberta government)

(Sources: Environment and Climate Change Canada, Alberta government)