Global Energy Monitor

Annual Report 2023

Accomplishing the rapid decarbonization of the world’s energy system is arguably humanity’s most ambitious and critical project ever attempted. Bringing it about requires mobilization and action at all levels, from citizen groups and academic institutions to large corporations and governments. In order for action at any level to be effective, stakeholders need a shared base of open and accurate data on the individual elements of the energy system. Beginning with the Global Coal Plant Tracker in 2014, Global Energy Monitor (GEM) has steadily built a world- class ensemble of 22 open-source datasets on energy assets. These serve as essential movement infrastructure to accelerate the worldwide clean energy transition spanning renewable energy, coal, heavy industry, and oil and gas.