“A Renewable America”

A map I made just went live at arenewableamerica.org .

This was a relatively small project, but there are two things I’m particularly happy with. One is that it’s the first time I’ve hand-drawn boundaries with enough detail to actually publish – all the convoluted parts of the Grid Campaign layer that don’t correspond to state lines are hand drawn from a reference map:

A map showing the very convoluted shapes of 3 of the US's "Regional Transmission Organizations"

The other is that it’s the first time in years I’ve been able to work on promoting renewable energy. After leaving a PhD program, my first work outside academia was an internship for a local renewable energy nonprofit, but since then I hadn’t found a way to contribute to this field until this little project showed up.  It feels good to circle back to a cause I’ve never stopped caring about.

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