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Georgetown Climate Center’s State Energy Analysis Tool

by Georgetown Climate Center

With support from the RGGI Project Series, the Georgetown Climate Center developed this highly interactive online tool to provide policymakers, reporters and the public with critical information, insights and data visualization about each state’s electricity grid mix, renewable energy growth, and carbon emission reductions.

The tool enables users to compare and contrast states’ electricity generation profiles and corresponding carbon emissions, providing state policymakers with important data for setting emissions reduction targets in their state. All data is referenced to publicly available data collection and reporting sources. 

Users can view data from individual states or use side-by-side comparisons of multiple states across multiple sectors, including electricity, transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial energy use. Interactive features and data visualizations allow users to apply standards that have been set in other states to their state and determine how much their own state would need to curb pollution to keep up. 

A new feature includes comparative charts that plot each state’s gross domestic product along with carbon emissions, as well as new comprehensive data for each state on the transportation sector.

Features also include the ability to compare state-level data across all 50 states, evaluate the economic benefits of capping carbon pollution, track investments through energy efficiency programs, electricity exports and imports, electricity generation, and explore details of the renewable electricity mix.