How to use the U.S. Clean Energy Progress Map
These instructions will guide you through the navigation of this interactive tool and give you an overview of the information it provides about clean energy jobs, investment, and projects.
The homepage of the map shows the United States, with each of the 50 states outlined with an orange border. As you move your pointer over the map, the state becomes highlighted in orange and the name of the state appears in the location label at the top right of the map. To navigate, you can zoom with the + and – icons, or drag to move the map. To reset the map to the national view, click on the refresh button at the top of the information panel.
To begin your exploration, choose a state and click on it. The map zooms into your selected state and an information panel appears on the left side of the screen. If some terminology on the information panel is unfamiliar, you can hover your pointer over the blue “i” icon and a pop-up will appear to provide an explanation.
The information panel shows estimated summaries of Jobs, Investment, and Projects for the geography you selected. If you have a state selected, as shown by the title at the top of the information panel, you see will see data on clean energy progress totals for the entire state. The data displayed on the information panel will change as you click on different geographies.
When a state is selected, the geographical boundaries shown within the state represent federal congressional districts. As you move your pointer over the various districts, the location label at the top right shows their names, such as Congressional District 1. You can change the type of boundary with the pulldown menu at the top left of the information panel. You can change it to state-level upper (Senate) or lower (House) legislative districts, or you can view the data for individual counties.
For more advanced analytics and the ability to compare clean energy progress between geographies, see the toggles next to each section title on the right side of the information panel. Click a toggle to turn on a shaded overlay. Areas are now shaded darker or lighter in proportion to the counts. The legend at the top right shows the range of counts represented by each color. If you click a different toggle, the original is turned off automatically.
Hover the pointer over each area and you’ll see more localized data. Select another district or county and the information panel will repopulate with data for the selected geography. For more detailed data on investments or projects, click on a district or county to see the data for associated census tracts.
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