Monday, February 6, 2012

Interactive energy use maps are fun.

Hey y'all, here's another way to procrastinate. Check out your block's energy usage, in oil, gas, hot water and electric, in this nifty interactive many colors!

The purpose of the map is to help urban planners and policy makers understand what the lay of the land is- how energy is used and where things can be improved. Even a casual perusal of the map shows that the dominant energy use in most of the city, outside the highest energy consumption areas (like the Financial District), goes to heating. Nearly all of that, Modi says, comes from oil and natural gas.
Beyond the Captain Obvious factor, pretty neat!

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