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

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 […]

OPEC quietly telling oil market to get comfy with lower prices

If you haven't noticed, it has been a little cheaper to fill up at the gas station for the last few weeks. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the current national average cost for a gallon of gasoline is $3.299. That's down about a nickel from the previous week and around seven cents lower than this time last year. Show More Summary

EIA: Falling Fuel Costs, Rising U.S. Production Ahead

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its latest Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook (http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/). Select

California’s Drought Changed How the State Produces Electricity

The effects of California's drought extend to the state's energy sector. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, California has seen a significant drop in hydropower as its dams choke from lack of water.

QUICK NEWS, Sept. 30: NAT GAS, SOLAR, WIND LEAD 1H 2014 NEW BUILD; COOLER PANELS COULD HEAT UP SOLAR; OFFSHORE WIND, PROMISE AND POLITICS

NAT GAS, SOLAR, WIND LEAD 1H 2014 NEW BUILD Natural gas, solar, and wind lead power plant capacity additions in first-half 2014 April Lee, September 9, 2014 (U.S. Energy Information Administration) “In the first six months of 2014, 4,350 megawatts (MW) of new utility-scale generating capacity came online, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Show More Summary

Latest EIA Report Shows Marked Increase in U.S. CO2 Emissions

As the World Meteorological Organization recently reported, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have risen to record levels. In line with this report is the latest Monthly Energy Review from the U.S. Energy Information Administration finding that U.S. CO2 emissions have reversed their downward trend. read more

Swing Trading Of Natural Gas Before Winter: Analysis Of Current Working Gas Storage Data

By A Farmer: According to US Energy Information Administration's [EIA] newly released report (Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014), working gas (dry natural gas) in storage was 2,988 Bcf (Billion cubic feet) as of Friday, September 19th, 2014. This represents a net increase of 97 Bcf from the previous week. Show More Summary

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