Color the difference between the United States’ energy consumed, energy produced by renewable energy, and potential energy produced by renewable energy
For U.S. renewable energy technical potential estimates: United States Renewable Energy Technical Potential. 2012. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This data contains:
Total Primary Energy Consumptionvalue (
97.343568quadrillion BTUs) was taken from the EIA’s Annual Energy Review for 2015
Total Renewable Energy Productionvalue (
9.465968quadrillion BTUs) was also taken from the EIA’s Annual Energy Review for 2015
Renewable Energy Technology Technical Generation Potentialvalues (totaling
381,800terawatt-hours) were taken from the NREL’s Renewable Energy Technical Potential data sheet.
9,466trillion BTUs for total consumption and renewable energy production values)
381,800terawatt-hours was converted into trillion BTUs by multiplying by
9,466figures were then used to create circles whose relative areas correspond to the energy values
Which will create an svg file with the three circles drawn based on the energy data described above.