The map above shows a Dutch proposal to build a series dams around the North Sea to protect Northern Europe from the threat of rising sea levels. The project has an estimated cost of €250-€500B – “merely 0.1% of the gross national product, annually over 20 years, of all the countries that would be protected by such a dam.” Although it’s somewhat questionable how accurate that is.
The map above shows what the moon might look like if the “seas” were filled with water and became actual seas. In terms of determining the seas levels, “it’s not done by altitude, but it’s more to do with relative brightness or darkess. I’ve just increased the contrast to make it more obvious how the seas are said to connect.”
The map above compares the number of hours of sunshine per year in Europe compared to the United States. What’s really surprising is just how much more sun the US gets on average compared to Europe.
This is of course due to the fact that Europe is actually quite a bit further north than most people think.
The chart above shows the stunning change in the UK’s electricity generation mix over the last century. 100 years ago coal was king, whereas today it’s a small and shrinking part of the mix.
The map shows the EU’s ongoing energy infrastructure investment known as Projects of Common Interest. It includes high voltage electricity lines, natural gas pipelines, oil pipelines, CO2 shipping routes and CO2 pipelines.
Other projects include Smart Grids and electricity, natural gas and oil infrastructure.