Electric power sector carbon emissions database
Posted by Daniel Hall on November 14, 2007
Dani Rodrik points us to an awesome new resource:
Want to know how much CO2 is emitted by the power plant across town, and how it compares to the one in the city you are planning to move? The Center for Global Development has just launched a web site that will tell you exactly that. In fact, the site has emissions data for every single power plant in the world–some 50,000+ power plants and 20,000+ power-producing companies.
Called the CARMA (CARbon Monitoring for Action) website and database, the site focuses on the global power sector, the largest carbon emitter industry. …
This is an amazing treasure trove of data. …
No joke. This is an amateur dataminer’s dream come true. I played around with their interface for a few minutes. It seems fairly intuitive. You can look up the utility in your area and see what generation resources they hold. The site also has pre-set geographic regions which you can bring up to see all the generation resources in the area. Here is the larger DC metro area. Here is Beijing. They also have a blog which includes some tips to get you started exploring.
Go forth and datamine!