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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.

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.


  • 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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