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The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming addressed our nation's energy, economic and national security challenges during the 110th and 111th Congresses.

This is an archived version of the committee's website, where the public, students and the media can continue to access and learn from our work.

Carbon Calculator

The average American contributes about 20 tons of heat-trapping carbon pollution to the atmosphere every year. To figure out how much you contribute, and how you could reduce your emissions, check out these links below to a few handy carbon calculators.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculator
Use this online calculator to obtain an estimate of your personal or family’s heat-trapping emissions. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you and/or your family can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy costs.

The Nature Conservancy calculator
This calculator gives you real-time feedback on your emissions as you adjust your answers. Breaks emissions down by your activities, whether it's in a car, at home, or even going out for a meal, and gives you ways to reduce these emissions.

Zerofootprint calculators
This site offers several different calculators to fit your needs. There's even one for kids!

EarthLab Foundation calculator
The Earthlab Foundation features this comprehensive carbon and lifestyle calculator.


CARMA -Carbon Monitoring for Action
CARMA is massive database containing information on the carbon emissions of over 50,000 power plants and 4,000 power companies worldwide. Power generation accounts for 40% of all carbon emissions in the United States and about one-quarter of global emissions. CARMA is the first global inventory of a major, emissions-producing sector of the economy.

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