NPR shows us where our electric power comes from

NE Power Grid from NPRI saw this cool interactive flash map from NPR yesterday, and it brought back memories of the time our lab spent working on the mapping portion of planning for one of those transmission lines that actually got built.

In addition to the standard transmission lines, there are also maps related to wind and solar power and proposed transmission line that would carry electricity from those sources, and interactive graphics for each US state and what energy sources its electricity comes from. Some of the figures might surprise you, although our continued reliance on coal in many states to fuel electricity generation comes out pretty strongly.

Via Gizmodo