A Sankey diagram showing influence of big oil on climate policy

I’ve written about Sankey diagrams before. Here’s a novel use: InfluenceMap has used a Sankey diagram to demonstrate “How much big oil spends on obstructive climate lobbying”. The figure that’s available for media is shown below.

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The full report is available, and a summary was provided by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Hat tip to them.

InfluenceMap also offers a spreadsheet of supporting online material.

By the way, Sankey diagrams can applied to other purposes, as Sergey Bryl’ shows for shopping cart analysis with R. There is also a package, riverplot, which is intended to be devoted to this kind of plotting, but it has not been updated for the latest R release.

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See https://wordpress.com/view/667-per-cm.net/ Retired data scientist and statistician. Now working projects in quantitative ecology and, specifically, phenology of Bryophyta and technical methods for their study.
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1 Response to A Sankey diagram showing influence of big oil on climate policy

  1. Pingback: LLNL Sankey diagram of U.S. national energy flows in 2017: What’s possible, what’s not, and who’s responsible | Hypergeometric

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