North American Power Plant Air Emissions, 2005

Map type: Pollution and Waste

The North American Power Plants map displays over 3,000 power-generating facilities using fossil fuel sources in 2005. These facilities are classified based on the primary source of fuel used to generate electricity: oil, natural gas, coal, or other fuels. Each map illustrates the emissions of a specific pollutant from the facilities (SO2, NOX, Hg, PM2.5, PM10, and CO2). These maps were developed for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s 2011 publication, North American Power Plant Air Emissions.

A Google Earth (KMZ) map of the 3,144 power plants and their air emissions is also available.

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The data used to create these maps were provided by multiple agencies from each country.

National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), 2005
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program (GHGRP), 2005
Statistics Canada, 2005

United States of America:
Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID2007), 2007
National Emissions Inventory (NEI), 2005

Inventario Nacional de Emisiones de México (INEM), 2005
Comisión Reguladora de Energía (CRE), 2005
Secretaría de Energía (SENER), 2005
Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), 2005
Comisión de Cooperación Ambiental, 2009
Estimación de Emisiones de Contaminantes Atmosféricos por Uso de Combustibles Fósiles en el Sector Eléctrico Mexicano

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