SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Track Local Sources of Climate Pollution


ghg_data_publication_tool.jpgAn interactive website developed by the Environmental Protection Agency provides citizens with an easy-to-use tool to track the total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the more than 6,700 power plants, oil refineries and industrial facilities located around the country and in our backyard. These large industrial emitters, collectively responsible for billions of tons of climate-disrupting pollution, account for 80% of the US’s total greenhouse gas pollution. Click on your state and see how much carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated industrial gases from local power plants, refineries and cement plants were released in your community in 2010. Encourage your local power provider to use the tool to track their own emissions across plants and those of their competitors, too. The EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emission Data tool can be used to:

  • make climate pollution data more transparent
  • help businesses track emissions and identify cost–and fuel–saving efficiencies
  • identify industry leaders
  • inform policy at the state and local levels
  • provide important information to the finance and investment communities


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