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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.
The Big Energy Question
Arctic development is ramping up: What do we urgently need to know?
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Great Energy Challenge Blog
- In the Arctic, Rich Fish Stocks Meet Energy Exploration
- Natural Gas Reality Check: U.S. Methane Emissions May Exceed Estimates By 50 Percent
- Wind Turbine Bird Deaths Cost Duke Energy $1 Million
- The Changing Carbon Map: How We Revised Our Interactive Look at Global Footprints
- Are Those Solar Panels Facing the Wrong Direction?
The Arctic: The Science of Change
See video on Vimeo: Experts at our live event in London share their perspectives.
Experts comment on the driving force of the Arctic at our recent London event.
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.