natural gas growth

EPA's New CO2 Rules Create Opportunities for Natural Gas, for Now

June 23, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

Earlier this month the EPA announced its proposal for regulating the greenhouse gases from all currently operating US power plants. Initial assessments suggested it favors the renewable energy, energy efficiency and nuclear power industries, and especially natural gas, all at the expense of coal.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Half of Power Plant Capacity Additions in 2013 Came From Natural Gas

April 11, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Power Plant Capacity Additions

Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013. Solar provided nearly 22%, a jump up from less than 6% in 2012. Coal provided 11% and wind nearly 8%. Almost half of all capacity added in 2013 was located in California.[read more]