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EIA Annual Outlook Misses The Mark On Threat To Utilities, Generation Revolution

So many studies, so little time. Just in the past couple of weeks analyses from DoE’s Energy Information Administration, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, British Petroleum and the International Renewable Energy Agency have hit my inboxShow More Summary

U.S. On Track To Achieve 2030 Emissions Goals In 2016

A dramatic slump in coal production has pushed U.S. carbon emissions so low that, were the trend to continue, the U.S. would achieve its 2030 emissions goals this year, an analysis of data from the Energy Information Administration.

Waiting in the Wings: U.S. Generation from Renewable Energy Sets First Quarter Record

The latest Electric Power Monthly report released late last month by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveals that renewable energy generation of electricity set several records in the first quarter of 2016. The quarterly...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: OPEC Export Revenues Fall, Optimism Among Manufacturers Grows in Second Quarter

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News OPEC oil export revenues are expected to fall 15% in 2016, marking a third straight year of declines, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It could be the first time since OPEC oil export revenues fell for three consecutive years since 1983-86. Show More Summary

Total U.S. Electricity Sales Projected to Grow Slowly as Electricity Intensity Declines

Electricity sales, as projected in the U.S. Energy Information Administration's most recent Annual Energy Outlook (AEO2016) Reference case, increase in each sector through 2040. In 2015, 3.7 trillion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity were sold, and total electricity sales are projected to rise 0.7% annually through the projection period.

America's Smartest Power Grid Still Seems Pretty Stupid

Maine has the highest penetration of smart meters of any state in the nation. Indeed, 98 out of every 100 electric utility meters in Maine is smart, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A smart meter refers to a digital electric meter that tracks data about electricity usage hourly, or [...]

Natural Gas Passes Coal in the Race for Electric Generation

For the first quarter of 2016, natural gas provided 32 percent of the total US electricity at utility-scale plants, and coal supplied nearly 29 percent, says the Energy Information Administration.

Oil Prices Predicted to Return to $80 per Barrel Within Decade

US Energy Information Administration head said that the slowed investment in new oil projects over the past year will drive up prices in the future, pushing oil back up to $80 per barrel over the next ten years.

Renewables Closing In On Coal In The US, Says IEEFA

Renewable energy is gaining rapidly on coal in the US, even beating out coal in some states, according to new figures from the country’s Energy Information Administration. Analysis conducted by the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial...Show More Summary

Coal Power Plant Use Of Coal In US Fell 29% In 2015 (Compared To Peak Use In 2007)

Coal use for electricity generation in the US fell by 29% in 2015, as compared to peak use in 2007, according to a new report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). To put that in different terms, 1,045 million short tons...Show More Summary

United States Remains Largest Producer of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbons

The United States remained the world's top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2015, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates. U.S. petroleum and natural gas production first surpassed Russia in...Show More Summary

"The Decline of Coal"

RFF on the issues: According to new data from the US Energy Information Administration, most of the two dozen states that have sued to block the Clean Power Plan have decreased coal usage regardless. Reflective of the changing US energy landscape, the new data indicates many of these same states...

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook is a Projection, Not a Prediction

The U.S. Energy Information Administration provides a long-term outlook for energy supply, demand, and prices in its Annual Energy Outlook (AEO). This outlook is centered on the Reference case, which is not a prediction of what will happen, but rather a modeled projection of what might happen given certain assumptions and methodologies. Show More Summary

Utilities are Losing Their Appetite for Coal but It Will Never Go Away

According to the US Energy Information Administration, coal production is expected to decline by nearly 17 percent to 746 million tons compared to the year before. That's 25 percent less than in 2014, when more than 1 billion tons of coal were mined.

EIA projects 48% Increase in World Energy Consumption by 2040

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's recently released International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 48% between 2012 and 2040. Most of this growth will come from countries that...Show More Summary

US EIA Responds To CleanTechnica Letter/Criticism On Energy Forecasts

More than 2 years ago, some CleanTechnica readers got together and wrote an open letter to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) regarding its routinely tragic and off-the-mark energy forecasts. Here’s one highlight from that:...Show More Summary

Natural Gas, Oil Prices to Rise by 2017 - US Energy Info Administration

Prices for natural gas will rise by the end of the year due to increasing industrial demand among other factors, US Energy Information Administration (EIA) administrator Adam Sieminski told Sputnik.

US Predicts Brent Crude Price to Cost $40.52 Per Barrel in 2016

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) initially predicted in April that the average oil price will reach only $34.73 per barrel.

Energy Sector CO2 Emissions Fell 12% in 2015

US energy-related carbon emissions dropped 12 percent last year, compared with 2005 levels, after increasing in 2013 and 2014, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Reduced energy-sector C02 emissions in 2015 are largely due to a decreased use of coal and increased use of natural gas in the electricity mix, the EIA says. […]

You're Wasting Up to $42,532 by Not Investing Your Gasoline Savings

Gas prices are as low as they have been in a long time. In April 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasted that the average full price of regular grade gasoline will be lower in July 2016 ($2.07 per gallon) than at the same time last year ($2.79 per gallon). That means the...

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