Mapping the energy picture

August 4, 2011

Energy is the lifeblood of our economy. Today the U.S. Department of Energy relaunched their website and published a beautiful set of interactive maps that show various dimensions of our energy production and consumption. Unfortunately, DOE did not make what I think would be the best map which would be a mash-up, by state, of production and consumption. It would be interesting to see which states are net importers and exporters. Calling Secretary Chu!

Have a more detailed look by clicking on the thumbnails below.

Solar energy potential

Energy production by state

Renewable energy production

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