State Studies & Energy Use

Here is an interesting site that’s great for state studies! http://www.eia.gov/state

The U.S. Energy Information Administration analyzes the energy sources and usages of each state. It also lists quick facts for each state, such as:

  • More than 90% of the energy Nevada consumes comes from outside the state.
  • Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, rated at 3,937 net megawatts, is the largest nuclear power plant in the nation.

Jump straight to the Nevada analysis: http://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.cfm?sid=NV
Jump straight to the Arizona analysis: http://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.cfm?sid=AZ
(Or just replace the state abbreviation in the URL with whatever state you want to see.)

And here is an Energy Map: http://www.eia.gov/state/maps.cfm
Want to know were all the coal power plants are, or all the solar power plants, or any other type of power plant in the U.S.? This map will show you!

Or view the rankings of energy use by state: http://www.eia.gov/state/rankings/?sid=US
For example, did you know that Wyoming, Alaska, Louisiana, and North Dakota consume much more energy per person than other states?

The more you explore this site, the more you will find, including lesson plans: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=6

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