Global Energy Monitor

Climate TRACE

Climate TRACE is an open data project that uses satellites, other remote sensing techniques, and artificial intelligence to deliver a detailed, independent look at global emissions. Emissions from the steel sector (subsector under manufacturing) were trained and cross-checked using Global Energy Monitor’s database of steel plants (see Climate TRACE’s steel methodology).

Global Steel Cost Tracker

The Global Steel Cost Tracker (GSCT) is an open data project that estimates the plant production costs of BF, BOF and electric arc furnace (EAF) steel production routes representing around 90% of global production. The cost estimates are broken down by raw materials, energy, labour, and other costs. GSCT is based on a methodology report by TransitionZero and Global Efficiency Intelligence and a database of steel plants developed by the Global Energy Monitor (GEM).

Green Steel Tracker

The Green Steel Tracker aims to support decision makers in policy and industry, academia as well as civil society, by tracking public announcements of low-carbon investments in the steel industry and presenting them transparently in one place. The Green Steel Tracker is developed jointly by Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), the LeadIT Secretariat, and partnerships with Global Energy Monitor, Lund University, Agora Energiewende, Comillas Pontifical University, DIW Berlin, E3G, Europe Beyond Coal, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, and the University of Stavanger.

Global Steel Transformation Tracker

Agora Energiewende’s Global Steel Transformation Tracker is a digital tool that measures progress in key indicators of the global steel transformation using several data sources including Global Energy Monitor’s database of steel plants. The Global Steel Transformation Tracker includes country-specific information on reinvestment and new investment requirements of coal-based steelmaking capacity and highlights the current ‘transformation gap’ in the steel industry by identifying whether the low-carbon steel announcements in a country are sufficient to close and replace the coal-based steelmaking capacity that will reach the end of its technical operating life before 2030.

Net Zero Steel

The Net Zero Steel project constructs several transparent net-zero scenarios for the global steel sector based on projected demand, the retrofits cycle for steel plants, availability of scrap, access to CCS disposal geology, and solar PV and excess hydroelectric power driving hydrogen based steel making. Net Zero Steel is developed as a partnership between Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI) and Global Energy Monitor.


The Research Network on Industrial Decarbonisation (RENEW-Industry) is a network for scientific researchers in academia and research institutes to facilitate the exchange of ideas, opportunities, and news. RENEW-Industry releases a bi-monthly newsletter on industrial decarbonization topics including relevant articles, events, and job postings. RENEW-Industry is convened and co-edited by Caitlin Swalec (Global Energy Monitor), Timo Gerres (Comillas Pontifical University), Johan Rootzén (IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute), Holger Wiertzema (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences), and Max Åhman (Lund University).

Steel Data Network

Steel Data Network (SDN): The SDN is a community of individuals interested in steel and industrial decarbonization, especially the collection and use of data on these sectors. Global Energy Monitor (GEM) manages the SDN, which meets quarterly to discuss current topics in steel decarbonization, data transparency, measurement and analysis, and data-driven policies and approaches to steel decarbonization. Requests to join or present to this organization can be sent to Caitlin Swalec ([email protected]).