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IEA Energy Atlas


The IEA’s Energy Atlas provides a wealth of data in 40 varying map views across eight topics: electricity and four fuels – coal, natural gas, oil and renewables – as well as energy balances and indicators plus CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, for every year from 1973 through 2012.

The IEA Energy Atlas also features maps for specific countries, augmented by country profiles with specific national data for dozens of key energy statistics, organised in descending order according to the nation’s rank in each category among the 138 indexed countries. Hyperlinks in each table shift to detailed text summaries of the information, and the map shifts to display data not just for the country but also its neighbours.

USGS EnergyVision


The USGS EnergyVision is a graphics-based Internet map portal that gives users a single point of entry for a variety of geospatial data and energy maps. The map features a "dashboard" which includes a range of tools and widgets needed to access data. It is also scalable and flexible and designed to work on different computer platforms and browsers. The dashboard can be modified to include new data types, tools and energy commodity assets, depending on the user's research needs.

BP Energy Charting Tool


For more than 60 years, the BP Statistical Review of World Energy has provided objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets. The Review is one of the most widely respected and authoritative publications in the field of energy economics. BP’s Energy Charting Tool allows the user to explore the data in this year’s Review.

New York Times – North Dakota Oil Map


The New York Times produced these images to show how the oil drilling lines in North Dakota would look if they were aboveground. These illustrations depict an accurate representation of the 11,000 oil wells that have been drilled in the area since 2006 exactly as the North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources describes them. However, the vertical direction of the oil bore lines have been inverted to demonstrate the full scale of the North Dakota oil industry.

American Energy Use

American Energy Use

This infographic visually compares the amount of generated energy against the amount of used and wasted energy in the United States. The American Energy Spectrum presents a comprehensive overview of all the sources of energy generation and how much of the energy produced is consumed or wasted. Clicking on a specific energy source produces another infographic that presents a clear picture of how and where that source of energy is most used.

REN21 Renewables Interactive map


The REN21 Renewables Interactive map was established and designed to help facilitate the accessibility of renewable energy knowledge. The interactive map allows users to discover relevant renewable energy information such as detailed national-level information on a country's energy polices & regulations, along with their use of renewable energy technologies and investment trends. All data provided is compiled from a variety of sources including news announcements, databases, reports, specific enquiries with official authorities and the Renewables Global Status Report.

CAIT 2.0 WRI’s Climate Data Explorer


This data explorer tool by the World Resources Institute (WRI) offers users from governments, businesses, civil society, academia and the media comparable greenhouse gas emissions data sets, enabling significant analysis of climate-related data questions. The international data provided, which covers over 160 years, has been gathered from 186 countries and all 50 US states.

WRI - Proposed Coal-Fired Plants


The World Resources Institute (WRI) has created a new interactive map which displays data, compiled and analysed by the WRI, on all proposed new coal-fired power plants by country and their installed capacity in megawatts. The visualisation depicts the findings of new research by the WRI that demonstrated greenhouse gases given off by coal-fired power plants were significantly increasing across the globe, which could have detrimental effects on climate change.

API - Liquefied natural gas export facilities


This interactive map, produced by the American Petroleum Institute (API), provides a projected summary of capital investments and employment opportunities, as well as the volume of exports for each site proposed as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility. Each proposed site is indicated by a red or a purple marker – red for confirmed approvals, purple for proposed locations – and LNG facilities are listed in the order in which the U.S. Department of Energy proposes to review each application.

IDB Energy Database


The data provided by the Inter-American Development Bank is divided into 11 key areas and each collection of data is presented individually as line graphs, pie charts or as simplified Sankey diagrams, depending on which is more appropriate to visualise data as clearly as possible. Each set of data can be broken down by energy source, country or period, for optimised comparison.

IEA - ETP 2014

IEA ETP 2014

This infographic is produced out of data and figures extracted from the IEA’s 2014 bi-annual Energy Technology Perspectives publication which has projected potential scenarios for the future of emissions reductions, energy flows and transport consumption up until 2050. These scenarios can be considered alongside a number of alternative possibilities within each of these areas by comparing specific indicators, such as fuels or the effect of usage within different sectors.

IEA Sankey Diagrams Energy Balance and Flows


This infographic from the International Energy Agency tracks the global energy consumption industry through its every development, including initial production and import figures factored against exports, statistical differences, stock changes and final energy consumption by sector. This information can be viewed on a global scale or be filtered by either country or continent.

iMF Data Mapper

IMF Data Mapper

This data visualiser produced by the International Monetary Fund is customisable and tracks the gross domestic product (GDP) of every country with either a ‘map chart’ or a ‘bubble chart’. The map chart can be broken down further to follow individually measured phenomena, such as emerging market economies or advanced economies, as they have developed over the years. The bubble chart can be filtered by country, region or analytical groups and measures the changing domestic patterns that can influence a country’s overall GDP, such as population and levels of unemployment.

IRENA - Global Atlas


The Global Atlas initiative generates visualised information graphics on renewable energy resources for both the public and private sectors. It operates as an online Geographic Information System (GIS) that gathers data from over 1,000 datasets located worldwide, all of which can be accessed directly from the Global Atlas GIS interface. The GIS interface can also be superimposed with additional information, including population density, land use, restricted areas, as it aims to enable users to identify areas of interest to generate future insight.

UK Interactive Energy Consumption Guide

UK Energy Consumption Guide

This UK energy consumption guide provides a different visualisation for each new set of information it depicts. It breaks down the UK’s consumption of energy by decade and by fuel, and changes in consumption patterns alongside the advancement of technology can be tracked. The infographic shows the total primary and total final energy consumption by fuel and by sector, and also considers the factors that have affected the changes in energy intensity in the past twenty years.