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Texas Wind Energy Provided 10% In 2014

The Texas wind energy industry provided more than 10% to the 2014 energy mix, according to the state’s grid operator. According to the the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, by way of the US Energy Information Administration, wind...Show More Summary

Solar Rapidly Expands in Hawaii

Solar power is really growing in Hawaii, as a recent report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows.

Charting Hawaii's Spectacular Solar Energy Growth

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report on Hawaii’s solar status this week, and Hawaii is officially a solar hot spot of national significance, and that makes it a fitting test bed for Department of Energy research meant to stretch the limits of rooftop PV penetration on island grids. read more

Gas Prices Have Fallen For A Record 16 Straight Weeks (USO, OIL)

The main positive from oil's dramatic fall over the last few months is lower gas prices for consumers. The US Energy Information Administration provides weekly averages of gasoline and diesel prices across the country, and those prices...Show More Summary

The Cement Business Is Extremely Energy-Intensive

Cement is the most energy-intensive of all U.S. manufacturing industries, according to the Energy Information Administration. It would follow, then, that lower fuel costs should be a boon for the industry. But even with the benefit of falling oil prices, cement makers will still struggle to stay profitable in 2015, according to Credit Suisse. Show More Summary

EIA: US Average Fuel Savings Climb To $550 In 2015

With fuel prices still falling as of this writing, the U.S. Energy Information Administration issued a report forecasting an average of $550 in savings at the pump for a typical family in 2015. The new average cost in gasoline expenditures...Show More Summary

Solar will make up less than 1 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. in 2015

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Although solar is becoming an important part of the energy picture in the United States, it remains just a small portion of total electricity generation, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to the December 2014 Short-Term Energy Outlook, solar power generation will only make up about 0.6 percent of Continue reading ?

Gasoline Expenditure Forecast at Lowest Levels in 11 Years

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts U.S. Household Gasoline Expenditures in 2015 On Track to be the Lowest in 11 Years. The average U.S. household is expected to spend about $550 less on gasoline in 2015 compared with 2014, as annual motor fuel expenditures are on track to fall to their lowest level in 11 years. Show More Summary

The Intersection of Solar Energy and Energy Storage

According to the US Energy Information Administration, the installation of solar photovoltaics in the United States increased by more than 400% from 2010 to 2014.  Looking towards 2015 and beyond, industry analysts continue to be bullish on solar’s continued growth in residential, commercial and utility scale projects stemming in large part from the drop in […]

You May Spend Less on Gas Next Year Than You Have Any Year This Decade

U.S. households are on track to spend the least amount of money on gasoline in 11 years, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Tuesday.

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Oil Prices are Expected to Remain High Enough in 2015'

The US Energy Information Administration recently slashed its 2015 oil price forecasts, but the statistical arm of the DOE still expects total oil output to increase to volumes not seen since 1972. It will take some time before current lower oil price levels manifest in lower US oil production volumes. read more

Oil Continues Downward Spiral

The latest report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration presents several key findings, including: •    North Sea Brent crude oil

Report: US fuel economy average down for the first time in four years

It's almost impossible not to notice that it's a lot cheaper to fill up at the gas station in the latter portion of this year. As of December 1, the US Energy Information Administration said the average cost of a gallon of gas was $2.778, down almost 50 cents from a year ago. Show More Summary

Global Oil Consumption Report: What Countries Have Increased or Decreased Oil Usage Since 2009?

Reader David Epperson sent in some interesting charts on global oil usage that he produced from U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. The data is through the end of 2013.David writes... Hello Mish, I was curious how much...Show More Summary

New Study Says US Fracking Boom Will Fall Quickly After 2020

A new study by Mason Inman and a team at the University of Texas, published in Nature News, throws cold water on bullish US natural gas production forecasts by the US agency, the Energy Information Administration. Its analysis suggests...Show More Summary

Gas is cheap this Thanksgiving — but you may not save as much money as you thought

The average retail price of regular unleaded gas this week is $2.82. Gas hasn't been that cheap for Thanksgiving week since the first year of the Obama administration, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Information Administration. Last Thanksgiving gas prices were 47 cents higher, at $3.29 per gallon. This year the AAA estimates […]

What Your Lower Winter Energy Bill Means to Power Companies

FotoBug11/Shutterstock Energy prices are plunging around the world, and consumers are likely in for a winter of lower energy costs. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts natural gas heating bills may fall as much as 7.9...Show More Summary

LED Lighting Efficiency Jumps Roughly 50% Since 2012

LED light bulb efficiency has jumped roughly 50% since 2012 while prices dropped "dramatically," according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration LED Lighting Efficiency Jumps Roughly 50% Since 2012 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

The Latest Data Contradicts Myths About Renewable Energy

Examining the latest data from EIA and Fraunehofer ISE. Originally published in the ECOreport. The biggest news to come out of the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) report for August is that utility solar’s production of electricity is up 93.6% over last year. Show More Summary

Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increase in 2013

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the US increased from 5,267 million metric tons in 2012 to 5,396 million metric tons in 2013, or 2.5 percent, according to a report released yesterday by the US Energy Information Administration. The 2013 increase was largely the result of colder weather leading to an increase in energy intensity from […]

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