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November 17, 2022
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15 min read
Today, we’re launching a new improvement to Electricity Maps which will improve the precision of our carbon emission data. Learn more about regional emissions, and the methodology behind it, in this blog post:
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October 20, 2022
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7 min read
There is a great focus from both EV users and the EV industry on the carbon savings you can achieve by charging your car at different times. But how much carbon savings can you actually achieve by shifting your charging
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July 13, 2022
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5 min read
It was around the beginning of 2016 that I started becoming obsessed with how data could act as a catalyst to put humanity back on a sustainable path. Climate change is a major issue, which was at the time completely...
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June 6, 2022
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9 min read
Imagine you’re building a system that can decide the optimal time to charge electric vehicles or the optimal time to run hydrogen electrolyzers. If your goal is to decarbonize the grid, which signal do you base your...
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May 6, 2022
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7 min read
Both private and corporate electricity consumers have the ability to procure clean electricity with the ambition to fund the energy transition. However, do all purchases lead to tangible reductions in emissions?
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January 11, 2022
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12 min read
As I write this introduction, I have been working as a data scientist for Electricity Maps for about 8 months. Overall, I am responsible, together with the other data scientist in the team, for delivering high data...
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December 17, 2021
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10 min read
At the core of Electricity Maps lies the processing of large amounts of electricity data. For every zone supported, we fetch multiple data entries regarding production breakdowns, capacities, prices, exchanges...
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August 24, 2021
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5 min read
The climate crisis is here. The stakes have never been higher for corporate and institutional sustainability to be firmly rooted in science and drive as much real-world impact as possible.
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April 19, 2021
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7 min read
Electricity can be generated in many different ways, each with their own environmental footprint. As a concerned citizen (or as a responsible company), I might be interested in knowing to which extent I was powered by...
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July 3, 2020
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3 min
At Electricity Maps, our goal is to build products that make it easier for everyone to reduce their carbon footprint. Today, we’re releasing a new project that will make it easier for everyone to easily reduce their...
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April 23, 2020
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3 min read
On Earth Day, Google, one of the world’s most influential companies and one of the biggest data center operators, revealed that they have partnered with us to reduce their climate impact - a humbling and exciting...
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April 21, 2020
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6 min read
When looking for ways to make a meaningful impact in the fight against climate change, we often look for leverage points - areas where changes will make an outsized impact. As we’ve written about in our Pragmatic...
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