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Interactive: Exploring Our Energy Tomorrow

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 21, 2015

America’s energy strategy, short-term and long-term, is the sum of inputs: resource and production data, policy goals, technology, market conditions and more. These underpin the national conversation about the energy future of the United States and prospects for energy security – today, tomorrow and down the road.

smallerUsing federal energy information data we’ve launched a new website, Our Energy Tomorrow. It’s an interactive web experience that allows visitors to explore a variety of energy futures, based on inputs they select – including resource availability, advances in technology and federal legislation. 

These in turn generate a number of useable, shareable charts, graphs and trend lines that illustrate the energy scenario chosen. 

Here’s an example – charts showing the effects of different factors on U.S. oil imports:

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In its 2014 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) identified 31 possible scenarios to show what the U.S. energy picture could look like in 2040. Seven of the scenarios have been updated to reflect new EIA projections for AEO 2015 and are included in this tool.

Explore Our Energy Tomorrow. See what America’s energy future could look like – and share.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.