U.S. Energy Generation, Mapped in Wonderful Detail

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Ever wondered how different parts of the U.S. kept the electricity flowing day and night? This maps breaks down every power plant around the country showing their fuel type and power output.

Created by The Washington Post, the map represents each power station by a circle: its color denotes what kind of station it is, its size describes its power capacity. While coal-powered stations produce 34 percent of the nation’s power, they’re certainly outnumbered by natural gas power stations 511-t0-1,740. The full article provides a neat break-down of the different energy sources, as well as comparing the different modes used across each and every state—which is incredibly revealing. Go take a look.


[Washington Post via Flowing Data]