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Carbon emissions from big power plants to be quantified

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on Monday announced a new project to quantify carbon emissions from large power plants across the globe using and make this information available to the public.

The financial think-tank was selected for the project, funded by a $1.7 million grant from org, through the AI Impact Challenge.

It will collaborate with WattTime and WRI to use data and hold polluting plants accountable to environmental standards and enable advanced new

"is the first organisation to We are excited to continue this innovative analysis in collaboration with our colleagues at WattTime and WRI," said Matt Gray, at

The project will work by leveraging the growing global to observe power plants from space.

AI will use the latest to detect signs of power plant emissions. For the accuracy, the project will combine data from sensors operating at different wavelengths.

WattTime, a San Francisco-based non-profit organisation, has pioneered solutions like automated emissions reduction techniques, which leverage past, present and forecasted power grid emissions data and to allow to adjust the timing of their to sync with and avoid

The (WRI), a global research organisation working in too to secure a more sustainable future, maintains the most comprehensive global database of existing power plants.

"The more transparency we can provide for around the world, the more likely we are to solve some of the monumental challenges facing our planet," said Johannes Friedrich, a senior associate at WRI.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 19:06 IST