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Data Stories: Power Sources and Power Drains

Understand the global sources of electricity and how much power is spent to mine bitcoins with these charts.


Where Does Your Electricity Come From?


This Tableau workbook gives you a quick overview of the primary power sources across the U.S.


Global Power


Curious about power on a larger scale? Resource Watch is a site devoted to providing transparent data about global sustainability. This link will show you power plants by capacity and fuel type, but there are hundreds of data sets to explore.


Bitcoin Increasing Power Consumption


The rise of bitcoin isn’t just affecting financial markets; the amount of power consumed in mining bitcoins has been rising steadily. As of last November, bitcoin mining was using more electricity than 159 individual countries.


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