Power sources in each state

Sep 18, 2015

In a clean and simple set of slope charts, Alyson Hurt for NPR shows the shifts in power sources — coal, gas, nuclear, hydroelectric, and renewables — from 2004 to 2014. As you might guess, coal power output is down in most states and natural gas is up. On a national scale, the hydroelectric and renewable sources need more time.

Grab the data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to look yourself.

Chart Type Used

Slope Chart

A specialized line chart, this chart type highlights the change in rank or metric over two time periods.


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