Tag: transportation

Electric, Energy Consumption

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

January 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy. “Mounting research suggests that aggressive electrification of energy end uses — such as space heating, water heating, and transportation — is needed if the United […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

California Utilities Seek $1B to Build Out Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

January 25, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

California’s three major investor-owned utilities are already rolling out nearly $200 million in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure for apartments, workplaces and disadvantaged communities. Now they’re seeking permission to spend $1 billion more over the next five years — a move they […]

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 […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Total U.S. energy production increases for sixth consecutive year

April 19, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Total U.S. energy production increased for the sixth consecutive year. According to data in EIA’s most recentMonthly Energy Review, energy production reached a record 89 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), equivalent to 91% of total U.S. energy consumption. Liquid fuels […]

News and Policies, State

How Los Angeles Can Become a Low-Carbon Super-Project

February 25, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Much of today’s news about efforts to fight climate change revolves around the Supreme Court’s stay of the Clean Power Plan, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. Make no mistake, this […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Motor gasoline consumption expected to remain below 2007 peak despite increase in travel

February 24, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

Based on estimates in the most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), vehicle travel in the United States in 2015 was almost 4% above its 2007 level, but motor gasoline consumption has not exceeded its previous peak in 2007. Improvements in […]