US Energy Production and Consumption

In: Environment/weather Graphic Design (bad) Science

23 Jan 2011

I have no idea why this wasn’t done as a proper sankey diagram. It might as well just be a table.


3 Responses to US Energy Production and Consumption



January 23rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

It’d be nice to be able to toggle between raw units and percentages.

PS: your tab index is stuffed – tabbing from the textarea doesn’t take you to the “submit comment” input.


Jonathan L

January 23rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

The funniest thing about that?

Check the source of that thing:

It’s a proper Sankey diagram.

It’s funny how the title of the source is: Estimated US Energy Use in 2009 : ~94.6 Quads, but in the infography, they use 94.5



January 24th, 2011 at 7:08 am

Well, I think it was done as a sankey diagram ’cause they opted to show it as a flowchart. If you spot the electricity part in the lower half (in pink) you’ll see that all the energy coming from various source on the left is added as electric power, but there’s still a large amount of electric part on the right that goes to junk


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