Tag: electricity generation

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 […]

News and Policies, State

Washington State Intends To Be The Clean Energy State And Nuclear Is Key

February 4, 2020

Via: Forbes

While many states have announced they want to be net-zero carbon by 2040 or so, Washington State is likely to achieve it. Of course, it helps that we already have the lowest carbon footprint of any state in the Union. […]

Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

October 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other energy sources in the United States for some time. Over the past fifteen years, coal has decreased […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Oil-fired power plants provide small amounts of US electricity

May 23, 2017

Via: American Energy News

Roughly 70 per cent of petroleum-fired electric generating capacity that still exists today was constructed prior to 1980, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Utility-scale generators that reported petroleum as their primary fuel comprised only 3 per cent of total electric […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural gas to be largest source of US electricity generation this summer

April 20, 2017

Via: American Energy News

The US Energy Information Administration expects that electricity generation fueled by natural gas this summer (June, July, and August) will be lower than last summer, but it will continue to exceed that of any other fuel, including coal-fired generation, for the […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

US coal power generation rises during 2016 H2 as natural gas prices go up

March 30, 2017

Via: American Energy News

After falling in six out of seven quarters from mid-2014 to mid-2016, coal production rose in the third and fourth quarters of 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Among the coal supply regions, the Powder River Basin in […]

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 […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Differing Visions for Energy Storage

October 7, 2016

Via: Power Magazine

Big or small? Centralized or distributed? The answer, at least for energy storage, may be both, but what that future may be is unclear, if early discussions at the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference in San Diego October 4–6 […]

News and Policies, World

Solar Power Could Account For 13% Of World Electricity Generation By 2030, Says IRENA

June 24, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

Solar power generation could grow from 2% of the global total to 13% by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. The solar industry is poised for a massive expansion, according to the International Renewable Energy […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Renewable Energy Is Now Inevitable, Energy Secretary Says, Citing Price

June 3, 2016

Via: Forbes

Climate change may have inspired the clean-energy revolution, but price has made it inevitable, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said Thursday, citing plunging prices in solar, wind and efficient innovations like LED lighting. “The discussion about climate and climate science and mitigation and adaptation […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Out of Reach Without Nuclear and Shale

May 3, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

n its lead editorial recently, the Washington Post took presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to task for his attacks on nuclear power and natural gas. The Post focused its critique on greenhouse gas emissions and the emissions trade-offs involved in substituting […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Power sector coal demand has fallen in nearly every state since 2007

April 29, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Consumption of steam coal used for electricity generation in the U.S. electric power sector fell 29% from its peak of 1,045 million short tons (MMst) in 2007 to an estimated 739 MMst in 2015. Consumption fell in nearly every state, […]

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 […]