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Hourly Data On US Electricity Supply, Demand, & Flows Now Available

Originally published on US EIA. The U.S. Energy Information Administration now provides hourly electricity operating data, including actual and forecast demand, net generation, and the power flowing between electric systems. EIA’s U.S. Show More Summary

At Federal Energy Conference, Forecasts Predict Bright Future for Fossil Fuels

This year’s annual Energy Information Administration conference started off on a somewhat positive note with a presentation by Dr. John Holdren, the Obama administration director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Show More Summary

Hourly Information on U.S. Electricity Supply, Demand, and Flows is Now Available

The U.S. Energy Information Administration now provides hourly electricity operating data, including actual and forecast demand, net generation, and the power flowing between electric systems. EIA's U.S. Electric System Operating Data...Show More Summary

Hooked! Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels Must Be Fought in the Way We Tackled Smoking and Drugs

Analysts such as those from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) see no signs of a determined move away from fossil fuels, writes energy expert and author Michael Klare. According to Klare, success in any global drive to avert climate catastrophe will involve tackling addictive behavior at its roots and promoting lasting changes in lifestyle. Show More Summary

Natural Gas is the New King of the Hill

Natural gas is the new king of the hill -- the leading fuel used to generate electricity. That's the findings of the US Energy Information Administration, which also says that coal will dip to 30 percent while renewables will be 15 percent.

Global Energy Intensity Continues Long-Term Steady Decline

New figures from the US Energy Information Administration show that global energy intensity continued its twenty-five year decline in 2015. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), global energy intensity, measured as energy consumption per unit of GDP, has decreased by nearly one-third between 1990 and 2015. Show More Summary

EIA Cuts Global Oil Demand Forecast

The Energy Information Administration forecasts global oil demand to grow by 1.44 million barrels per day this year on average, which is down by 10,000 bpd from its previous projection according to its monthly report issued on Tuesd...

EIA Projects Rise in U.S. Crude Oil and Other Liquid Fuels Production Beyond 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that U.S. petroleum and other liquid fuels production, which in addition to crude oil and condensate production includes natural gas plant liquids derived from natural gas processing...Show More Summary

Rule to Limit Mercury Emissions is Having an Impact Despite Uncertainty in the Courts

The US Energy Information Administration has said that most coal plants are either coming into compliance with mercury rules or they are retiring their older coal units that are too expensive to retrofit. From December 2014 until June 2016, coal-fired capacity fell from 299,000 megawatts to 276,000 megawatts. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: US Crude Supplies Continue to Fall, GMO Labeling Bill Advances in Senate

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News U.S. crude oil supplies declined for the seventh straight week, according to new data out today from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Domestic crude supplies fell 2.2 million barrels for the week ending July 1. Show More Summary

The US could realize its 2030 emissions targets as early as this year

After analyzing recent Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, a professor from Rice University realized the U.S. could potentially realize its 2030 emissions targets as early as this year. Coal's downslide combined with warmer winter temperatures have led to less carbon emissions so far. Show More Summary

Progress on Commercial Building Energy Efficiency has been Good, but More Attention is Needed to Decrease Waste in Several Areas

Data recently released as part of the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) highlights changes in commercial sector energy demand between 2003 and 2012. The Energy Information Administration conducts CBECS approximately every five years, and examines in depth a nationally representative sample of thousands of commercial buildings.

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.

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