Clean Energy

There are many benefits to transitioning away from a carbon-based energy model to one based on clean energy such as renewable energy: solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro power, as well as electric vehicles when the electricity that supplies them is renewably generated. 

And did you know that renewable energy is now the cheapest source of energy generation? Learn more about the movement toward renewable energy generation from the maps and articles below.

FracTracker National Map

How does your state measure up in terms of its energy sources? Explore FracTracker’s most comprehensive US national map, filled with energy and petrochemical data.

FracTracker Clean Energy Articles

Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2019. Aerial support provided by LightHawk.

Book Review Part I: ‘Public Responses to Fossil Fuel Export: Exporting Energy and Emissions in a Time of Transition’

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In this book review, Ted Auch, PhD, reviews the first three chapters of Public Responses to Fossil Fuel Export. Published in January 2022, this work explores the social dimensions of the global fossil fuel export system, with a focus on public perceptions and responses to new infrastructures.

Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrency Mining: Environmental BOMB, Not Balm, for the Planet

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Since late 2021, FracTracker has been collecting information on cryptomining operations around the United States, and has partnered with Global Energy Monitor to further research, document, and map many more of these cryptocurrency mining operations.

Take Action in Support of No New Leases

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The federal government is accepting comments on a 5-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Program. We need your voice to join in solidarity with communities in the Gulf and the Arctic and call for no new leases.
Aerial image of Oil Refinery in Ohio

Does Hydrogen Have a Role in our Energy Future?

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There has been increasing focus on using hydrogen gas as a fuel, but most hydrogen is currently formed from methane, which could lead to more fracking.
Russia Ukraine Energy Map

Mapping Energy Systems Impacted by the Russia-Ukraine War

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This story map explores how the West's failure to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is funding Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Updated National Energy and Petrochemical Map

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We first released this map in February of 2020. In the year since, the world’s energy systems have experienced record changes. Explore the interactive map, updated by FracTracker Alliance in April, 2021.
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