Policy makers and energy analysts have a new tool with which to interpret national, state and local energy data. The new utility, developed by The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) offers an interactive, comprehensive view of each state’s energy resources and infrastructure. The information will be of use to local leaders who want to assess present energy consumption/processes and possibly adopt new policies/procedures.

“The EIA state energy portal raises the bar for visually segmenting state-level energy data. It provides a wealth of energy information to a wide variety of uses, including state officials wanting detailed information on the mix of energy resources in their state, analysts assessing a state’s energy sustainability, or government officials seeking the most comprehensive energy information to help develop energy policy,” EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski said in a statement.

The portal was developed with a range of users in mind, and will help individuals locate and compare state energy data and rankings using customizable maps and charts in addition to a variety of interactive tools. Its 30-layer mapping feature provides a visual representation of energy infrastructure and resources at the national, state, congressional district or county level.

Available for comparison are each state’s rankings in energy production, consumption, prices and more. Users will find information on crude oil and natural gas production, renewable resources, natural gas and electricity prices and carbon dioxide emissions. Users will be able to compare this data to other districts, states and national averages.

To visit the web portal click here.