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Main page: EIO-LCA

Related link: Economic Input-Output LCA tool

The Economic Input-Output Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA) is an online tool from Carnegie Mellon University. The tool works by estimating the material and energy resources associated with activities in the economy. Users input a monetary amount for a specific sector of the economy and the model computes the energy and environmental emissions which result from the activity in that sector.


Main page: IPCC

Related link: IPCC Global Warming Potentials

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes regular comprehensive assessment reports on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change. Their Global Warming Potentials table, published in the Forth Assessment Report, is widely used in academic studies to compare the climate impact of different emissions.

U.S. Based Models/Data


Main page: eGRID

Related links: eGRID database| NERC region information

The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) is a database containing electricity generation and emissions information for electric power generated within the U.S. The database breaks down emission factors by Power Control Area (PCA), State, and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) region. eGrid pulls data from different U.S. federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) and Energy Information Administration ( EIA ).


Main page: ghgdata

Related link: ghgdata database

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an interactive database, called ghgdata, of GHG emissions from large facilities within the U.S. The tool breaks down yearly GHG emissions into nine sectors, including power plants, refineries and landfills. The data provided for each facility includes the breakdown by each greenhouse gas and information about the type of fuel used (if applicable).


Main page: GREET

Related link: GREET model

The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model (GREET) is an Excel based well-to-wheels and vehicle production model developed by Argonne National Laboratory. It allows the user to model the life-cycle energy and emissions of a wide variety of vehicle types and fueling combinations. It is widely used by life-cycle modelers as a resource for vehicle analysis and as a comprehensive emission factor database.


Main page: MOVES

Related link: MOVES model

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a comprehensive vehicle emissions program called the MOtor Vehicle Emission Simulator (MOVES). MOVES allows for the simulation of highway vehicles, such as cars, trucks and motorcycles, and estimates many different emissions from these mobile sources. The program can also be used to estimate the fuel consumption and energy use of motor vehicles at different scales, such as, county and national.


Main page: USGS

Related link: U.S. Geological Survey data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is an agency which studies the natural resources of the country and includes sciences such as biology, geography, geology and hydrology. Their databases are useful for determining the reserves of certain natural resources. They also are a resource for information relating to land use change.

U.S. GHG Inventory

Main page: U.S. GHG Inventory

Related link: U.S. GHG Inventory report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has collected information about the national U.S. GHG inventory since 1990. The agency collaborates with other federal agencies, academia, industry and environmental organizations in order to collect data and generate a national emission profile.


Main page: U.S. LCI

Related link: U.S. Life Cycle Inventory Database

The U.S. Life Cycle Inventory Database (U.S. LCI) contains energy and material flows into and out of the environment that is associated with production of materials, components or from an assembly process. The database was created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


Main page: VISION

Related links: VISION model| Annual Energy Outlook

The VISION model from Argonne National Laboratory is an Excel based model which utilizes the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook to project the energy and greenhouse gas emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and heavy-duty vehicles out to 2100.