Tuesday, October 29, 2013

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emission Data

EPA has released its greenhouse gas data which provides information on carbon pollution emissions and trends by industry, gas, region and facility. The agency reports that in the 2 years since reporting began, emissions have decreased by 10% due to more utilities switching to cleaner burning natural gas. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says that releasing the data to the public helps encourage commonsense solutions to climate change. "Putting this data in the hands of the public increases transparency, supports accountability and unlocks innovation," she says.

The data can be accessed through EPA's online tool FLIGHT. Users can view trend graphs by sector and facility, and download charts and graphs for use in reporting.