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The Energy Maps Project

Helping California residents become more involved in decisions about how energy infrastructure projects are built in their communities.

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Helping California residents become more involved in decisions about how energy infrastructure projects are built in their communities.

The map depicts proposed projects such as solar and wind power plants, transmission lines, and gas pipelines, providing an early warning system for citizens and municipal governments about what’s being planned for their communities.

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Our research aims to identify the challenges and questions new energy infrastructure projects raise for communities.

Utilizing traditional data collection methods along side social network data collection and analysis, the project hopes to provide a deeper understanding of the complex factors driving new energy infrastructure conflicts in California.

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Now You Can Find Energy Projects Proposed For Your Neighborhood

Chris Clarke reviews the Energy Maps project on KCET’s ReDefine …

Here’s an interesting new tool for Californians who want to learn if any power plants, transmission lines, and pipelines are planned for their favorite places, thanks to researchers at Claremont Graduate University.

This interactive map charts out everything from existing oil wells in the San Joaquin Valley to proposed transmission lines in the desert, and it’s been compiled as a way to give Californians a handle on what kind of projects might be coming to their neighborhoods. …

Energy Maps Project Count

  • Solar Generation 201
  • Wind Generation 19
  • Other Renewable Generation 12
  • Natural Gas Generation 13
  • Transmission Lines 28
  • Transmission Substations 7
  • Oil / Gas Wells 5890
  • Rail and Pipeline 7

Count Updated: 2015/03/24