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Information Is Beautiful

                                   US wind and solar power potential (credit: Information is Beautiful)

We are immersed by information from every conceivable direction. This will only increase as our ability to gather data advances exponentially.

Graphic designer and journalist David McCandless believes the best way to grapple with this info overload is to visualize it. Comparing the potential for wind and solar power to meet the current electrical demands in the USA, it becomes obvious that replacing fossil fuel generated electricity with renewable solar and wind power is achievable. McCandless's visualized data on the production potential/state shows exactly why.

Such data-rich info-graphics are very powerful and insightful. Information is beautiful, indeed! WHB

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