Friday, April 6, 2012
While much of the legal news this week has been devoted to revisiting the early 19th Century debate about the various roles of our branches of government, I thought it might be time for a bit of levity. To that end, below are several fun / cool / interesting resources related to energy and energy law and policy I've recently come across. Check them out:
- A gorgeous, real-time map of wind in the continental U.S.
- Green Button, an effort backed by the Obama administration to give consumers access to detailed information about energy consumption in their own homes
- Elizabeth Wilson's very cool Energy and Environmental Policy page on Facebook - definitely worth watching
- A great visualization of load pockets, and how they drive prices up due to transmission constraints
- Pecan Street, which, among other things, is developing a fascinating data set of household consumption use throughout the day and by appliance type (spoiler: "It's all about the A/C," as Pecan Street's Brewster McCracken says)