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EPA to Hold Webinar on Emissions Database

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Tribal leaders, want the deets on your power plant's greenhouse gas inventories and how to calculate emissions reductions from clean energy programs?

A new, state-of-the-art electronic database created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is available for just that, and on March 31 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT, the EPA will hold a webinar to show state and local governments how to use the Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID).

The EPA calls it "the preeminent source of air emissions data for the electric power sector."

It uses plant-specific data for U.S. electricity-generating plants to document the environmental attributes of electric power generation, according to an EPA press release. Two EPA officials, Art Diem and Robyn Kenney, will give an overview of the tool, explain the data sources, discuss recent updates to the database and talk about potential uses for state and local governments, the agency said. Potential uses include gauging greenhouse gas inventories and calculating emissions reductions from clean energy programs.

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