Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Google Map of Pollution Emissions

Sandbag Emissions Map

The Sandbag Emissions Map is a Google Map that allows you to explore how the emissions trading system is operating in the European Union. Since 2005, factories and power stations have been subject to legal caps on their emissions. To comply with these caps, participants must submit pollution permits to match their emissions.

The Sandbag Emissions Map helps to show how much is being emitted, by whom and how many permits they were given. In 2009 emissions fell below the caps leaving 70% of sites with more permits than they need (coloured red on the map). The power station and factory icons shown on the map are scaled according to the size of the businesses' emissions.

You can search the map by postcode, CITL sector code and installation name. A company level search is also in development and will be available soon.

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