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The Missing Oil Crisis of 2014

August 7, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Several speakers at last month's annual EIA Energy Conference in Washington, DC reminded the audience that energy security extends beyond oil, starting with Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA).[read more]

Renewables Rising: Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Biomass Will Top Hydropower in 2014

August 4, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Renewables, Change, and Growth

Wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass are surpassing hydropower as the dominant form of renewable electricity. And according to data from the United States Energy Information Administration, the crossover is expected to last the rest of 2014 and beyond.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Oil and Natural Gas Resource Categories Reflect Varying Degrees of Certainty

July 18, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Resources and Certainty

Crude oil and natural gas resources are the estimated oil and natural gas volumes that might be produced at some time in the future. The volumes of oil and natural gas that ultimately will be produced cannot be known ahead of time, but resource estimates change.[read more]

Fuel Economy Standards Drive Down Projected Gasoline Use; Diesel Use, Product Exports Rise

June 27, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Fuel Economy, Use, and Export

In the EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2014, more-stringent vehicle fuel economy standards contribute to a decline in motor gasoline consumption through 2040. Growth in heavy-duty vehicle miles traveled is greater than increasing heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy, contributing to rising diesel fuel demand.[read more]

EPA Rule Context: Recent Trends in Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Vary Across Regions and States

June 4, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

State and Regional Emissions Trends

Between 2005 and 2011, all four Census regions—West, South, Midwest, and Northeast—experienced emissions declines, with the Northeast experiencing larger emissions reductions than the other regions. Underlying state-level emissions changes spanned an even wider range.[read more]

EIA Releases Complete Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Report

May 8, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

EIA Annual Energy Outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released the full content of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014. The complete report includes a Legislation and Regulations section that discusses evolving policies, a Market Trends section that highlights projections for energy demand, supply, and prices, and more.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Projected CO2 Emissions Vary with Coal and Nuclear Plant Retirements

May 2, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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Emissions and Retirements

Significant retirements of nuclear and coal power plants in the United States could change the amount of CO2 emitted by the electric power sector. EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2014 features several accelerated retirements cases that represent conditions leading to additional retirements.[read more]

Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work: EIA's New Data Portals

April 30, 2014 by Maximilian Auffhammer

EIA Data Portals

We empirical economists get very excited about finding or generating new data sets. There are big returns to splicing together different data sources to answer new and interesting questions. Many datasets are hidden deep inside government vaults and some are under lock and key.[read more]

Report Challenges EIA's Renewable Energy Projections

April 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Renewables and the Future

New research that was recently released by the SUN DAY Campaign challenges the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) assertion that only 16 percent of United States electrical generation in 2040 will come from renewable sources of energy.[read more]

EIA Increases Short-Term Coal Retirement Prediction by 50%

February 20, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Short-Term Coal Retirement

Coal retirements are happening, and fast, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s 2014 Annual Energy Outlook reference case. EIA’s latest prediction that about 60 gigawatts of coal will retire by 2016 is up from about 40 gigawatts that it predicted just last year.[read more]

Domestic Oil Production Growth and Lower Net Imports

April 30, 2013 by Mark Green

domestic production vs. import

Imports of crude oil have decreased significantly over the past four years as the U.S. has become more self-reliant in meeting its energy needs domestically.[read more]

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: EPA Cries Foul on Keystone XL & Gov't Forecasts Fall Short

April 26, 2013 by Bill Chameides
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Why worry about a little bit of extra greenhouse gas emissions--on the order of about 19 million metric tons annually, according to EPA estimates--from tar sands? Why indeed.[read more]

New Data Reveals U.S. Coal Use Rising Again

April 1, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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W. Va coal plant

New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reveals a troubling trend: Coal-fired power generation, and its associated greenhouse gas emissions, were on the rise as 2012 came to an end.[read more]

U.S. Natural Gas Capacity Must Peak Soon To Achieve Sustainable Pathway

December 14, 2012 by Adam James
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As you may have noticed, the natural gas industry has undergone a bit of a boom in the last few years.In April, generation from natural gas tied that from coal for the first time ever. The boom has some energy analysts hailing a natural gas “miracle.” But others are very concerned, largely because of the local environmental...[read more]

Have US Emissions Peaked?

April 11, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute
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America's newfound abundance of natural gas is helping drive US CO2 missions down even as the economy recovers. This is principally the result of the ongoing transition from coal to natural gas in the electric power sector.[read more]