Energy and Technology


Map Title: Power Plants - 1891-2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Using Mapstory and data from the federal Energy Information Adminstration, this map shows the history of U.S. power plant constructionby primary fuel source.

Map Title: State Energy Efficiency Scorecard - 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked the states on six energy policy areas and ranked them according to the energy efficiency of those policies. Connecticut finished 5th.


Map Title: Utilization of Home Heating Energy Sources by Census Tract
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Printable: Yes
Description: The Connecticut Data Center, at the University of Connecticut, constructed a map based on data from the Census Bureau showing what fuel sources are used for heat by census tract.


Map Title: Floods and Nuclear Power Plants
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Scienceprogress.org has overlayed a FEMA flood declarations since 1965 map with the location of nuclear power plants. They've done the same thing with USGS-recorded seismic activity and the location of nuclear power plants.


Map Title: Average Internet Connection Speed by State
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Statetechmagazine.com worked a study of average connection speed in each state into a map. Connecticut ranks as the 7th fastest with 9.10 megabytes per second.


Map Title: Connecticut Light and Power Current Outages
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Current outages in Connecticut Light and Power's service area. United Illuminating's map can be found here.


Map Title: Non-Hydroelectric Renewable Share of Total Net Generation, by State, 2001 and 2011
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: These two maps from the federal Energy Information Administraton, show the growth, by state, in renewable, non-hydroelectric energy generation since 2001.


Map Title: Alternative Energy Potential by Location
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a map showing the potential for solar, wind, wave, geothermal, and biomass energy usage for the whole country.


Map Title: Alternative Fuel Station Locations
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides a map that shows the location of alternative fuel stations across the country.


Map Title: Maximum Advertised Broadband Download Speed in Connecticut - 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: This map is from the Connecticut State Broadband Initiative and uses data from broadband providers.


Map Title: October 2011 Storm: Tracking the Power Outages
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Put together by the State Military Department, this is a PDF file showing the progression of power outages and restorations after the October 29, 2011 snowstorm.


Map Title: State and Federal Renewable Energy Initiatives
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: A map connected to a database of nationwide efforts to promote renewable energy


Map Title: Gas Prices Nationwide by County
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See gas prices by county for the state and the nation.


strong>Map Title: Water Utility Coordinating Committees
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The state is divided into seven management areas that coordinate water policy for long-range water supply issues.


Map Title: Wind Power Potential in Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: A US Department of Energy map showing the wind-power potential for Connecticut and Long Island Sound.


Map Title: National Broadband Map
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Shows types of technology, number of providers in an area, maximum speed for an area, and demographics.