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Why Marc Jacobson’s Research Matters for the Clean Technology Fund

The airwaves have recently been filled with advertisements heralding a plethora of clean energy technologies. GE promoted its smart grid technologies in a Wizard of Oz-themed Super Bowl ad. Vestas, the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world, has branded itself No. 1 in Modern Energy. Various groups have designed commercials touting the potential of [...]

EPA Moving on U.S. Greenhouse Gas Registry: Next Step, Global CARMA

This is a joint posting with Robin Kraft, and originally appeared on the Center for Global Development’s Global Development: Views from the Center blog Nearly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine whether greenhouse gases (GHGs) pose a threat to peoples’ health or welfare – the first step toward [...]

What Activists at the Capitol Power Plant Can Learn from CARMA

This post originally appeared on CGD’s Global Development: Views from the Center blog On March 2, thousands of people are expected to engage in mass civil disobedience at the coal-fired Capitol Power Plant in Washington, DC. The protest, which is expected to include NASA climate scientist Jim Hanson, author Wendell Barry, and environmentalist Bill McKibben [...]

View CARMA in Google Earth!

Browsing power plant emissions just got easier, thanks to a new version of CARMA that you can explore using Google Earth. According to Google’s site, “Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky.” This bird’s-eye view is great for comparing [...]

International coverage of CARMA 2.0 update

News of the CARMA 2.0 update appeared in US media and abroad, including in Taiwan and India. CGD Web and Media Assistant Ben Edwards collects a few excerpts in “CGD Coverage from the CARMA 2.0 Media Launch.”

CARMA 2.0 has arrived! Power sector still stuck on fossil fuel

CARMA 2.0 has arrived! And our analysis of the latest data shows that the world still has a long way to go on curbing emissions growth. Last week’s Washington Post feature on CARMA focuses on massive growth in Chinese emissions. Although pollution wasn’t big news once the Olympics started, this year China’s power sector will [...]

Just the Facts: On The State of NTPC’s CARMA

Recent weeks have seen the carbon footprint of the National Thermal Power Corporation – India’s largest power company – come under some scrutiny. A Times of India article in late July first noted NTPC’s global prominence in terms of CO2 emissions, drawing upon a now-outdated version of CGD’s CARMA database of global power sector emissions. [...]

Getting Started: A Quick Video Tutorial

If you’re new to CARMA, we’ve created a quick, 4-minute video tutorial (below) introducing you to a couple of CARMA’s more useful features. In particular, it shows you how to easily locate emissions information for any power plant or locale in the world — like your hometown, for example. I hope you find it useful.    

CARMA 2.0 Up And Running!

We’re pleased to annouce that Version 2.0 of CARMA is now up and running. The Washington Post featured an article on the new data in today’s paper, focusing on the growth of emissions in China. We have posted the full press release for CARMA 2.0 on the Center for Global Development’s website. We have also created a Version [...]

New Data On The Way: CARMA 2.0 To Be Released Soon!

Since the launch of CARMA in November of last year, we’ve been working hard developing the next incarnation of the database. CARMA 2.0, to be released to the public in the near future, represents a significant expansion and improvement. The new data will provide information on the state of the global power sector as of early 2008, inlcuding planned expansions and corporate ownership. It [...]