Friday, October 26, 2012

Visualizing Alberta energy flow, emissions and water use by sector

Related to my earlier post Visualizing Canadian Energy Flows with d3.js Sankey diagrams, here I am presenting Sankey diagrams with data from the publication:

2011. Development of Energy, Emission and Water Flow Sankey Diagrams for the Province of Alberta Through Modeling Final Report. April 11, 2011. Amit Kumar, Veena Subramanyam, Md Ruhul Kabir. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.
Sankey diagrams (click on links for interactive diagrams):
 The last is particularly illuminating, showing a huge amount of both surface water and ground water used by the petroleum industry from the Athabasca River basin. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabasca_oil_sands#Water:

Thanks again to Mike Bostock and his d3.js plugin for making Sankey diagrams



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