New website maps California power plants, emissions, people

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On the statewide view, users can zoom in to explore a region (left) or use of the many comparative views, such as ranking CalEnviroScreen scores for a particular type of plant. CREDIT: PSE Healthy Energy
On the statewide view, users can zoom in to explore a region (left) or use of the many comparative views, such as ranking CalEnviroScreen scores for a particular type of plant. CREDIT: PSE Healthy Energy

Which power plant in your region is the worst polluter and who lives nearby? A new interactive, map-based website launching today (November 15) allows users to explore and analyze data on power plants by viewing information such as location, operations and emissions — alone or in relation to other data, including local demographics and environmental justice indicators.

The free site, called the California Power Map, is designed to help users — especially public agencies, researchers, journalists, and citizen groups — access and analyze power-plant data based on their own questions. Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE), an Oakland, California-based nonprofit energy science and policy research institute, built the site.

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