Nifty Tool Shows How Far Your State Has (Or Hasn’t) Come On Clean Energy

Nifty Tool Shows How Far Your State Has (Or Hasn’t) Come On Clean Energy

December 6, 2018

Want to know how much gunk your state is — or isn’t — pumping into the air? Check out this data-visualization tool from Georgetown Climate Center.

We’ve spent hours (sorry, boss!) playing with this multifaceted tool, which builds easy-to-read visuals by combining datasets such as electricity generation, carbon pollution and renewables potential.

“This tool has a ‘state lens’ for all datasets with a focus on energy and climate. And we want to make it user-friendly for the public and decision-makers in the state,” Drew Veysey, institute associate at Georgetown Climate Center, told the Clean Energy Finance Forum.

Curious about how much revenue your state would generate if it capped carbon pollution? You’ve got it. Itching to see who’s leading and lagging the charge to reduce pollution? Knock yourself out.

We took a gander at the stats for New York and were pleased to see a steady increase in renewables-generation over the last several years:

Along with a marked drop in CO2 emissions since 2005:

Go ahead: Dig in, and let us know what strikes you most.


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