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CGD Ranks CO2 Emissions from Power Plants Worldwide [Press Release]

November 14, 2007
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CGD Ranks CO2 Emissions from Power Plants Worldwide

WASHINGTON,D.C.(November 11,2007)- Now for the first time, the CO2 emissions of 50,000 power plants worldwide, the globe’s most concentrated source of greenhouse gases, have been compiled into a massive new database, called CARMA--Carbon Monitoring for Action.

The on-line database lays out exactly where the CO2 emitters are and how much of the greenhouse gas they are casting into the atmosphere. It also shows which companies own the plants.

A research team, led by David Wheeler, a senior fellow at CGD, constructed the enormous database to help speed the shift to less carbon-intensive power generation--with the objective of minimizing global warming which is and will hurt poor people in developing countries first and worst. The CARMA data is arrayed on a user-friendly website:

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