COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION
THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT
The environmental costs and consequences of energy production are central to the discussion of sustainable development in North America. Regardless of the environmental issue—greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, mercury concentrations, or the long-range transport of pollutants—understanding the nature and impact of electricity generation from the burning of fossil fuels is fundamental to making informed decisions in our pursuit of cleaner and more efficient energy options.
North American Power Plant Air Emissions reflects the ongoing collaboration of Canada, Mexico and the United States to examine the contribution of fossil fuel power plant air emissions to pollution across the region. It presents, in condensed form, updated and publicly available information on the release of specific air pollutants from more than 3,000 fossil-fuel power plants across North America.
Explore the integrated power plant air emissions dataset and read the report online at http://www.cec.org/powerplants.