Who's the Biggest GHG Emitter in Your Area? (Hope It's Not YOU!)

Think you can keep your company's carbon footprint a secret? Not so much...the state of California just published an interactive map that allows anyone with an internet connection to see the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters in the state. The map is based on Google Earth maps combined with three years of emissions reporting data from the roughly 625 facilities in the state that emit more than 25,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Click here to view the full interactive site.

Now, the reality is that few companies TODAY are required to disclose their GHG emissions -- but an increasing number of companies are now reporting to the voluntary Carbon Disclosure Project, and regulations that will expand mandatory reporting are on the table. So it's likely that in the short- to medium-term future that we will see a dramatic increase in the number of interactive maps like this.

How might the move to more aggregated, interactive carbon reporting affect your organization's sustainability message? Contact us for a complimentary consultation to discuss your carbon accounting and reporting plans for 2012 and 2013. We'll walk you through your options and help you figure out how to meet today's needs while planning for the future.