Tag: electricity consumption

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

JERA Readying to Start 1-GW Coal Plant as Japan Scrambles to Secure Power Supplies

July 14, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has called for up to nine nuclear plants to be put into operation to mitigate tight supplies expected this winter. The country could meanwhile resume operation of more than 10 thermal power plants to ensure […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Widespread electrified transport is coming fast— Are we ready?

August 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Neha Palmer, CEO of TeraWatt Infrastructure Electrified transport is about to come in a tidal wave to North America. As the rate of adoption of personal electric vehicles (EV) accelerates, the electrification of commercial electric fleets of medium- […]

Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

EIA: Renewables overtakes coal consumption in US

May 29, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The EIA states that this outcome mainly reflects the continued decline in the amount of coal used for electricity generation over the past decade as well as growth in renewable energy, mostly from wind and solar. Compared with 2018, coal […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Bitcoin energy use – mined the gap

July 5, 2019

Via: International Energy Agency

Of all the potential implications of blockchain for the energy sector, the energy use of cryptocurrencies – and bitcoin in particular – has captured the most interest. As the price of bitcoin skyrocketed in 2017, attention turned to the cryptocurrency’s […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, Global

As Global Energy Demands Grows, So Does Appetite For Offshore Wind

March 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Global energy demand is now increasing at its fastest pace in over a decade, with fossil fuels meeting 70% of that growth in electricity consumption. As fossil fuel emissions continue to exacerbate the effects of climate change, carbon-free solutions like […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, Global

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 […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Psychology Researchers Develop App to Cut Electricity Consumption in California

July 13, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Greenely and Stanford University are launching the Greenely Go mobile application in California after a year of development in a unique collaboration aiming to demonstrate how effectively a newly developed behavioral algorithm can help decrease electricity usage in California. The […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, Global

Global access to electricity has increased over the past two decades

June 9, 2017

Via: American Energy News

According to the most recent data from the World Bank, 15 per cent of the world’s population—approximately 1.1 billion people—lacked access to electricity in 2014, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration press release. However, access to electricity has been generally increasing […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Why Are We Saving Electricity Only Half As Fast As Fuels?

April 26, 2017

Via: Forbes

Something very odd is happening in the U.S. energy system, and hardly anyone has noticed. To make a dollar of real GDP in 2016, the U.S. used 65% less oil than in 1975 (despite 26 years’ stagnation in new autos’ […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

California has glut of electricity but residents still pay 40% more than national average

February 7, 2017


Reduced energy demand and a glut of power have created a situation where Californians are paying more for their electricity than they should be, according to a report. The Golden State “has a big — and growing — glut of […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

US Nuclear Plants Ready to Prove Their Value – Again – This Winter

December 12, 2016

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

As the first blast of winter 2016 jolts much of the nation this week, nuclear power plants’ reliable generation of large amounts of electricity will help keep our homes warm, dry and well-lit. With the fall refueling and maintenance outage […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

U.S. Residential Electricity Prices Decline for the First Time in Many Years

October 10, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

During the first six months of 2016, residential customers paid on average 12.4 cents per kilowatthour (kWh), or 0.7% lower than the same period last year. If this trend continues for the rest of 2016, annual average residential electricity prices […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

GM to Use All Renewable Energy by 2020

September 16, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

General Motors announced yesterday that it will get its electricity from renewable sources across all of its 350 worldwide operations by 2050. The company said that it also is joining RE100, which is a global collaborative of businesses committed to 100 percent […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, U.S.

2 Steps We Can Take Right Now to Modernize Pennsylvania’s Electric Grid

August 18, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Each year, dozens of utilities across the U.S. embark on a complicated process called a “rate case.” Presented to a state public utility commission (PUC), a rate case is a utility’s pitch for higher electricity prices for customers. For most […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Total U.S. electricity sales projected to grow slowly as electricity intensity declines

June 16, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Electricity sales, as projected in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent Annual Energy Outlook(AEO2016) Reference case, increase in each sector through 2040. In 2015, 3.7 trillion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity were sold, and total electricity sales are projected to […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

What Do Consumers Expect from Their Electric Utility and the Smart Grid?

April 4, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

What do consumers expect from their electric utility? What programs and services are they likely to be interested in? And how can utilities earn their trust? Each year the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) releases its annual State of the […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises

October 12, 2015

Via: U.S. Energy Information Administration

The monthly natural gas share of total U.S. electricity generation surpassed the coal share in July for the second time ever, with natural gas fueling 35.0% of total generation to coal’s 34.9% share. Compared to the previous July, coal-fired generation […]