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The Great Energy Challenge is a National Geographic initiative to help you understand our current energy situation. Explore the GEC to figure out and trim your carbon footprint.
See how the world's biggest economies stack up on emissions with an interactive map.
See the shrinking sea ice, increased shipping, and energy exploration sites that are part of an evolving picture of the Arctic.
See which countries pay the most for tax breaks and other mechanisms that keep fossil-fuel prices down.
How much could you save yourself, and the world, by switching to more efficient bulbs? Use this tool to find out.
An interactive view of how regions and countries around the world generate their power.
Learn more about the energy-saving projects being funded as part of National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge program.
Working Toward Smarter Cities
From better mass transit to a stronger mix of renewable energy, what is the most important thing we can do to make cities smarter when it comes to energy use?
Istanbul, the only city in the world that spans two continents, is a perfect setting for a close look at the energy and sustainability challenges of our increasingly urban planet.
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Great Energy Challenge Blog
- Production Begins at Second U.S. Cellulosic Biofuel Facility
- New Gas Plant Venture Aims at Carbon Capture From a Different Angle
- Your Pants Might Charge Your Phone One Day, Suggests New Tiny-Generator Study
- In the Push to Expand Energy Access, Companies Eye Loan Guarantees
- Does the EPA’s Carbon Plan Short-Change Renewables? New Report Suggests Yes
The Big Energy Question
What innovation should shape transportation in the future?
Special Report: Shale Gas Rush
The shale gas industry maintains that it protects drinking water and land. But mistrust has been sown in rural communities.
The industry promises jobs to a state badly in need of an economic boost, but the work so far isn't where you might expect it to be.
Track the growing mark that energy companies have etched on Pennsylvania since first producing natural gas from shale.