The ease and relative affordablility with which most Europeans can consume electricity can make them oblivious of the impacts of power generation on the environment, but new visualization tools might help to make this information more salient. Concern for GHG emissions is increasing, and adding this dimension to our awareness of daily consumption might have sustainable repercussions on our behavior.
The new visualization tools we would like to highlight this week, is the one developped by Olivier Corradi. It uses real-time data, mostly taken from the ENTSO-E, and translates them into an interactive web map which gives immediate visual feedback on the most carbon intensive countries. Last but not least, the code is opensource.