Tag: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind has become the ‘most-used’ source of renewable electricity generation in the US

February 27, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Last year saw wind generation in the U.S. overtake hydroelectric generation for the first time, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Released Wednesday, the figures from the EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” report show that yearly wind […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Renewables Will Surge to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

January 16, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

The Giving Season May Be Over — But Not For Coal And Fossil Fuels

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

The giving season is over for most Americans. And some Democratic senators think it must also end for coal: They want a congressional watchdog agency to look into whether a $1 billion subsidy to chemically-cleanse coal is paying off. The […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar construction costs fall, but still more expensive than gas and wind

September 4, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Solar, wind and natural gas generation accounted for nearly all of the capacity added to the U.S. grid in 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The costs of the former are going down, while the latter two got […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

EIA: U.S. coal-fired generation may have lost 120 GW by 2025

July 26, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The retirement of coal-fired power plants by U.S. utilities is pushing onward as the sector deals with economic and environment pressures. A new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that coal-fired plant owners closed more than 13 GW […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

How High Are Gasoline Prices Really? It’s A Matter Of Perspective.

April 3, 2019

Via: Forbes

Gasoline prices at the pump have risen steadily throughout the first quarter of 2019, and that naturally causes consternation among consumers who feel the financial pain each time they fill up their tank. The average nationwide retail price for regular […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain

August 7, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Wind and solar generators took the greatest leap in new installed capacity and construction investment, while natural gas-fired generation proved to offer the most bang for the buck per project, according to the most recent data available on generator costs […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Energy commodity prices increased in the second half of 2017

January 2, 2018

Via: American Energy News

Less natural gas used in U.S. electricity generation during summer of 2017 compared with 2016 After decreasing nearly 20 per cent in the first half of 2017, the spot energy index in the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Goldman Sachs Commodity […]

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

Natural Gas: A Bridge Fuel — But for How Long?

September 14, 2016

Via: Renewable Energy News

On Aug. 17, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) daily update announced that CO2 emissions from natural gas would soon surpass coal. That’s troubling. Natural gas is viewed as a “bridge fuel,” a transitional resource from carbon intensive coal and […]

Energy Economics

US crude exports plunge more than 40 per cent in June

August 8, 2016

Via: American Energy News

US crude oil exports plunged by more than 40 percent in June, foreign trade data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed on Friday, after Brent’s premium to U.S. crude hovered in a tight band earlier this year. Total exports dropped […]