Clean Energy by the Numbers: Data Sources

WRIBusNeedsAccording to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Convention, “Never before have the risks of climate change been so obvious and the impacts so visible.” We could add that never before has there been such an interest in sources of information for climate change, energy use and “clean” (non-polluting)  technology.



In a previous blog post, Clean, Green, and Renewable Energy.  Are there any Alternatives? we described several  resources for  Penn students that cover clean technology. Here are some additional data sources on clean technology that may prove useful.

International Energy Agency, (IEA)


The IEA is an autonomous organization that works to ensure access to reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. Data is available on  coal, oil, natural gas, electricity and renewables.


Bloomberg BI

The Bloomberg Industries module includes Climate Change as a sector.  Here you will find news, analysis, and impacts by different industries.  Type:  BI CLIM .  Data is available on macroeconomics, industries, companies, thematics, and Green Bank Ratings.



The Chart below shows Global Gas Flares.  Click on Data -> Industries -> Energy







To see global data on emissions type: BI CLIMG HEAD

Here you will find emission data by country by fuel use by year from 2001 to date.

For more granular data on clean energy assets, type: BMAP.

Click on Energy Assets

Map displays include individual wind farms, alternate energy manufacturing plants, and carbon capture with text descriptions for each location.

In addition, Bloomberg’s Corporate Social Governance information on companies can be located by typing: TICKER  FA ESG .  Click on ENVIRONMENTAL to find data.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides U.S. emissions data via the EPA GHG (Green House Gases) Reporting Program. The report includes an interactive map noting emissions at the facility level.


The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides data by energy sectors including Solar, Geothermal, Wind and Water. Included are financial opportunities and incentives.

The World Resources Institute provides data and infographics on Climate Change and Clean Tech. WRI decribes itself as a “…global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.”  One project is the U.S. Climate Action Plan.  Extensive data is available on a number of topics including indicators of sustainable agriculture, country clean tech data, and country GHG emissions, as shown in the graph below.

WRIFor additional details on Bloomberg’s BMAP see “Bloomberg Highlights: Round 1“.

For more on Bloomberg’s Social Governance data see “EXTRA Financial Read All About It


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