SACRAMENTO - On Tuesday, August 7, the Air Resources Board will host an online webinar to introduce media to an online mapping application that uses Google Earth to visually display California’s largest greenhouse gas emitters.
Unlike other mapping tools that demonstrate location only, the Google Earth tool also allows viewers to see the relative size of each facility’s greenhouse gas emissions.
WHAT: Presentation of the California Google Earth display of state’s largest greenhouse gas emitters
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHO: ARB Office of Communications, and greenhouse gas reporting staff
Accurate and verified reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is the foundation of the cap and trade program. The new application links ARB’s database of the state’s largest sources of greenhouse gases with Google’s mapping technology, including satellite photography that shows details of each facility. The Google Earth module features a graphic representation of the relative size of each facility’s annual greenhouse gas emissions in relation to others throughout the state.
CARB is the lead agency in California for cleaning up the air and fighting climate change to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Its mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through the effective reduction of air and climate pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.