Friday, May 14, 2010
An Open Source Energy Game
Chart #7 is interesting: note that over 55% of the energy produced in the US is wasted.
What do you think?
I'd love to see an open source Wikipedia type of dashboard of energy usage solutions. Something modularly developed, starting with low-detail objects that show energy sources, usage, and environmental impacts for the US. A group would have to manage the APIs, and expert groups could analyze proposed module algorithms for accuracy before an offered replacement would be allowed to go live. But a site like this would allow for a better public understanding of energy policies and better judgement for political action.
The link to the article and charts is here: http://www.scidacreview.org/1001/html/energy.html