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Category: Energy Consumption


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Report: Cheap Natural Gas and Renewables Could Close Half of U.S. Coal Fleet by 2030

August 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. coal power plant fleet has been shrinking for years, with the official tally of coal plants closed exceeding those still open as of late last year. Another 43 gigawatts, or about 18 percent of the remaining 249 gigawatts […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid

August 6, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

‘Electrification of Everything’ Would Spike US Electricity Use, but Lower Final Energy Consumption

July 30, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Widespread deployment of EVs, heat pumps, and other electric technologies could increase U.S. electricity consumption by nearly 40 percent by mid-century, according to a new government report. The report, the second in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Electrification Futures Study […]


Energy Consumption, World

Asia’s Insatiable Oil Demand

July 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last month the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy revealed that global oil production has now grown for eight straight years. Oil consumption rose to a new high as well, and has increased in 31 of the past 34 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Here’s How One Utility Is Thinking About Mainstreaming All-Electric Buildings

July 13, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California has been a leader in building energy efficiency since the late 1970s, but state officials readily acknowledge that much more can be done to decarbonize buildings. The California Energy Commission (CEC), the agency responsible for updating the state’s Title […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Could TaaS Offset EV Impact On Oil Demand Growth?

July 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

While there is concern about the potential for growth in electric vehicles (EVs) to suppress oil demand growth, a recent report argues that Transportation as a Service (TAAS) could provide an alternative source of fossil fuel demand. Kimmeridge Energy has […]


Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

Half Of All Power Set To Come From Renewable Energy By 2050, While Coal Recedes To Just 11%

June 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

Renewable energy is set to go from strength to strength in coming years and it will be generating 50% of global electricity by 2050, according to one of the most authoritative voices in clean energy. However, President Trump’s battle to […]


Energy Consumption, World

Bloomberg: Coal Is Dead In The Ground While Renewables Will Rise. But That Could Change

June 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Bloomberg New Energy Finance is now out with its yearly outlook — one that puts green energy in the driver seat and coal deep in the ground. But cutting edge technologies could easily alter those predictions. The research firm is […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

EIA: Fossil Fuel Use for Electric Generation Falls to Lowest Level Since 1994

May 29, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Driven by massive declines in coal, overall fossil fuel use in electric generation fell to the lowest level since 1994, the Energy Information Administration reported. Total petroleum, natural gas and coal use fell to 22.5 quadrillion BTUs last year. Coal […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Air conditioning use emerges as one of the key drivers of global electricity-demand growth

May 15, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The growing use of air conditioners in homes and offices around the world will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand over the next three decades, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency that stresses […]


Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

These Water-Stressed Countries Have the Most Solar and Wind Potential

May 11, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a […]


Energy Consumption, World

Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions

April 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Perspectives for the Energy Transition: The Role of Energy Efficiency shows that despite […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Here are the American Cities Using the Most Solar-Powered Energy

April 4, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The use of solar power is expanding rapidly across many American cities thanks in part to local policies supporting renewable energy. According to a recent report by Environment America, the United States now has more than 53 gigawatts (GW) of […]


Energy Consumption, World

Global Solar Market Installed 98.9 Gigawatts In 2017

March 19, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The global solar market installed an impressive 98.9 gigawatts of new capacity in 2017 according to SolarPower Europe, increasing by 29.3%, in comparison to the 76.5 gigawatts (GW) and 49% recorded in 2016. SolarPower Europe presented its latest solar market […]