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Annual Energy Outlook 2014

Release Dates: April 7 - 30, 2014   |  Next Early Release Date: December 2014   |  See schedule

market trends icon Coal

exec summary Executive Summary

  • Coal's share of electric power generation falls over the projection period ...Read full section

Mkt trends Market Trends

  • Production of liquid fuels from biomass, coal, and natural gas increases.... Read full section
  • Renewables and natural gas lead rise in primary energy consumption.... Read full section
  • Reliance on natural gas, natural gas liquids, and renewables rises as industrial energy use grows.... Read full section
  • Coal-fired plants continue to be the largest source of U.S. electricity generation.... Read full section
  • Most new capacity additions use natural gas and renewables.... Read full section
  • Additions to power plant capacity slow after 2012 but accelerate beyond 2023.... Read full section
  • Costs and regulatory uncertainities vary across options for new capacity.... Read full section
  • Early declines in coal production are followed by growth after 2016.... Read full section
  • Outlook for U.S. coal production is affected by fuel price uncertainties.... Read full section
  • Expected declines in mining productivity lead to further increases in average minemouth prices.... Read full section
  • Concerns about future GHG policies affect builds of new coal-fired generating capacity.... Read full section
  • Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remain below their 2005 level through 2040.... Read full section

issues Issues in Focus

  • Competition between coal and natural gas in the electric power sector.... Read full section

comparision Comparison with other projections


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Reference Case Tables
Table 1. Total Energy Supply, Disposition, and Price Summary XLS
Table 15. Coal Supply, Disposition, and Prices XLS
Table 18. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - United States XLS
Table 18.1. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - New England XLS
Table 18.2. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - Middle Atlantic XLS
Table 18.3. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - East North Central XLS
Table 18.4. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - West North Central XLS
Table 18.5. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - South Atlantic XLS
Table 18.6. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - East South Central XLS
Table 18.7. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - West South Central XLS
Table 18.8. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - Mountain XLS
Table 18.9. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Sector and Source - Pacific XLS
Table 67. Coal Production and Minemouth Prices by Region XLS
Table 68. Coal Production by Region and Type XLS
Table 69. Coal Minemouth Prices by Region and Type XLS
Table 70. World Steam Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries XLS
Table 71. World Metallurgical Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries XLS
Table 72. World Total Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries XLS