Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bad "CARMA" for S-C

I recently heard about this new site while listening to the radio. Its appropriately dubbed CARMA and it is designed to make tracking CO2 emissions from power plants easy and useful. CARMA “reveals the carbon emissions of more than 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies in every country on Earth.” From the CARMA website:

CARMA provides the world’s most detailed and comprehensive information on carbon emissions resulting from the production of electricity. Power sector emissions make up 25% of the global total, 40% of carbon emissions in the United States, and are a primary cause of global warming....

Our goal is to put anyone in the world just a few clicks away from complete, tailored information about carbon emissions for any plant, any company, and any locale. CARMA provides data for all power facilities and companies, whether they are entirely coal-fueled or completely reliant on renewable energy sources. We hope that CARMA will equip millions of concerned global citizens – consumers, investors, political leaders, managers, professionals, and community organizers – with the information they need to take action and build a low-carbon future....

Our own professional experience, as well as plentiful research, has shown that public disclosure of critical information can have powerful effects on environmental performance. We believe that the time is ripe for rapid reduction of carbon emissions, and CARMA is intended to be our contribution to this effort.

So, how does South Carolina fair in terms of CARMA? What about Santee Cooper?

1 comment:

Mike said...

This site is awesome. if you look at the state of South Carolina ,this jumps out: Santee Cooper is the dirtiest utility in the state!