Posted on May 19th, 2009 nrapp No comments
President Barack Obama announced new standards Tuesday to curb vehicle carbon dioxide emissions by about one-third by 2016. A great occasion to use the excellent data from Purdue University. Under the Vulcan Project, they calculated carbon emissions per source, and made it available for a variety of geographic levels.
This first picture just use color coded county areas. the amount shown is the yearly total.
Then, I decided to study the differences between the total emissions, and the per capita emissions, to see if it would highlight differences due to legislation. For example, one can see that california emissions are not that dramatic, when seen per capita, due to their more drastic regulations. Click maps for higher resolution, and click here to see Beth Davidz flash interactive.