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We integrate data from multiple sources, including (i) national, regional, state, and city government databases; (ii) authors of peer-reviewed academic journal articles; (iii)  research institutes, NGOs, trade organizations, and other sources whose work is sufficiently transparent to judge quality and independence; and (iv) emerging public, not-for-profit datasets related to electric vehicles, rooftop solar, climate impacts, etc.

Our content is produced entirely by faculty, staff, and students in the Institute for Global Sustainability, the Department of Earth and Environment, and other academic units at Boston University.

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