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.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cec.org/powerplants
The data used to create these maps were provided by multiple agencies from each country.
United States of America: