Thursday, July 05, 2018

The Global Climate Impact of Electricity

The electricityMap is a map which shows in near real-time the carbon intensity of electricity consumption around the world. It allows you to see how much electricity is being consumed in regions across the globe, where that electricity comes from and how much it contributes to CO2 production.

On the map regions and countries are colored according to the carbon intensity of their electricity consumption. The greener a region on the map then the more climate friendly their electricity consumption. The map also includes arrows showing the movement of electricity between regions and countries.

You can click on individually colored regions and countries to learn more about where their electricity comes from. If you select a country on the map you can also view a chart of its carbon intensity in the last 24 hours and where that electricity was produced. This view also shows you the data sources that electrictyMap uses for that region's electricity consumption and carbon intensity.

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