Visual Design: Interactive

The United States covers 3.79 million square miles and contains 316 million people, making it one of the largest, most populated countries in the world. It’s also one of the largest consumers of energy, and has recently enjoyed a renaissance as a major energy producer.

Understanding this sprawling energy landscape can be challenging, so we worked as a data partner alongside Oklahoma-based agency Saxum to create the United States of Energy 2.0, an update and expansion of our earlier partnership, the U.S. of Energy. This interactive visualization and companion physical map sort the U.S. into 13 regions, each distinguished by geographic linkages, geologic features, infrastructure networks, energy resources, and consumption trends. By aggregating and synthesizing dozens of expansive data sets, the project enables policy makers, journalists, and other interested parties to easily and productively explore connections between regions, and to compare and contrast key metrics.