Background

Global Energy Monitor’s Global Coal Plant Tracker provides information on 14,000 existing, proposed, and retired coal-fired generating units. This information to can be viewed in map or table form on the web. Researchers can also request to receive the underlying data in spreadsheet form. The tracker uses a two-level system for organizing information. Summary information including location, status, sponsor, size, and carbon dioxide emissions is found on the maps and table. For further detail, each unit shown on a map or in a table is linked to a wiki page on SourceWatch.

Who Uses the Global Coal Plant Tracker?

Although the Global Coal Plant Tracker was first conceived as a tool for grassroots groups working on coal, it has also been embraced by researchers and analysts worldwide as an accurate and up-to-date source of geolocation, ownership, carbon emission, and other information relevant to a wide variety of applications. Here is a partial list of organizations that use the Tracker; for a complete list see EndCoal.

NGO’s: 350.org, BankTrack, CAN Europe, E3G, Ecofys, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, ifo Schnelldienst, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Istanbul Policy Center, Mercator Research Center, NRDC, Oxfam, Pembina Institute, Rocky Mountain Institute, Urgewald, World Wildlife Federation.

Local and national activist groups: China Carbon Forum, chinadialogue, CleanED, Conservation Action Trust, Green ID, Kiko Network, Klima Allianz Deutschland, Les Amis de la Terre France, Pacific Environment, Sunrise Project, Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance.

National or international agencies: APEC Energy Working Group, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), U.S. Treasury Department, World Bank.

Business information services and consultancies: Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg Terminals, Economist, Intelligence Unit, Energy & Resource Insights, Torvald Klaveness.

Media organizations: See a partial listing of media stories at EndCoal.