These open-source resources are gathered and shared to give Members an appreciation of some different creative ways that complex energy & climate has been visualised to aid understanding.
Complexity of energy & climate data, considering the dynamic nature and geographical distribution of emissions and renewable resources presents a key challenge in posing solutions to decarbonisation, and designing systems or modelling realistic economics for future projects.
We would welcome Members’ thoughts on the initial content provided, and suggestions for alternate or more relevant data visualisation examples that help to understand the context to solving energy transition problems (please use the Forum).
Cumulative CO2 emissions calculator
This shows the annual emissions of CO2 since 1750, before the industrial revolution. Due to rapid growth in population and energy use per capita over time, we're emitting more CO2 each year: humans have emitted as much in last 28 years than the 240 years prior.