I just did a short introduction video to our EJ Communites Map website.
The Vulcan Project has done extensive research into US CO2 emissions. They've broken down the US into small grid squares (10 km by 10 km) and estimated *hourly* emissions for an entire year (2002)!
Now that data set is crazy huge (5 GB)! Fortunately, they've released the results for the entire year by county.
We have converted this data into KML layers which you can download and add to your own maps.
We can meet all of our electricity needs with wind and solar. But what about when the wind isn't blowing and the sun isn't shining? Coal, nuclear and natural gas make up 88% of the U.S. electricity mix. There are several answers to the myth that intermittent energy sources like wind and solar can't replace these dirty energy sources. One of the most exciting is flywheel energy storage, now being pioneered on a commercial scale in New York and soon Pennsylvania. Check it out...
Frictionless future for energy
I added biomass potential layers from the NREL biomass 2008 data set.
You can see them on our National Map.
For instance you can see a map of Forest Residue (dry tons per square mile).
You can click on the layer to get the underlying data value.
Check out This American Life episode 440: “Game Changer.” <–link
Friday, July 15, 2011
By TINA JOHNSON
Times Guest Columnist
On Aug. 29, 2005, almost 1,300 miles away from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, I recall sitting in my apartment and watching the suffering of people I had never met in a place that I had only visited once. And I wept.
1) Harness Energy Post-Power Shift and Keep Momentum Going