Map Monday: Midwestern Electricity Plants

Via the Washington Post, here’s a detail from a beautiful map of all the electricity plants in the United States, colored and sized according to type and capacity.

The details for Minnesota are highlighted:


I general, I guess you can say that Minnesota has a balanced energy footprint. We’re not as coal-heavy as many Midwestern states farther South and East, for example. That said, coal is still our #1 source of electricity by a wide margin.

Check out the original site for more detailed info, and to click around the country comparing carbon.

4 thoughts on “Map Monday: Midwestern Electricity Plants

  1. Nathanael

    I’ll warn that the map is a little bit misleading because it doesn’t show imports and exports. New York and Vermont both import large amounts of power from Canada, mostly hydro and nuclear.

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