Friday, November 16, 2007

CARMA - The Carbon Emissions Database

Carbon Monitoring for Action (CARMA) is a massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide.Data is freely available for not-for-profit publications, broadcasts and websites.

China and the USA lead the pack with the largest CO2 emissions followed closely by Russia and India. It is interesting to note that US produces relatively the same emissions from 9190 plants compared to China who has 1697 plants. It seems that the US has taken considerable efforts to reduce the CO2 emissions from its plants. China uses only 2.09% of Nuclear energy as compared to USA which used 19.55% of Nuclear energy for its needs.

Top 5 Countries with the Largest CO2 emissions (Spreadsheet 1 )

France derives over 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy. This is due to a long-standing policy based on energy security. Belgium has seven nuclear reactors generating more than half of its electricity.Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Lithuania has relied increasingly on nuclear energy for electricity generation.

Top 6 countries that focus on Nuclear Fuel for their energy needs(Spreadsheet 2)

Water is Lesotho's only significant natural resource. It is being exploited through the 30-year, multi-billion dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which was initiated in 1986. n 1998, the hydroelectric plants of Norway and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) provided 99 percent of each country's power; and hydroelectric plants in Brazil provided 91 percent of total used electricity.

Top 6 countries that focus on Hydro Fuel for their energy needs

Israel tops the list of countries that focus on fossil fuels and very little on other sources for their energy needs.

Top 6 countries that focus on Fossil Fuel for their
energy needs


All the data in spreadsheets is shown and displayed is from CARMA (
All other data has been collected from various sources on the internet

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