The Annual Energy Outlook 2000 (AEO2000) presents midterm forecasts of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2020 prepared by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The projections are based on results from EIAs National Energy Modeling System (NEMS).
The report begins with an Overview summarizing the AEO2000 reference case. The next section, Legislation and Regulations, describes the assumptions made with regard to laws that affect energy markets and discusses evolving legislative and regulatory issues. Issues in Focus discusses current energy issuesappliance standards, gasoline and diesel fuel standards, natural gas industry expansion, competitive electricity pricing, renewable portfolio standards, and carbon emissions. It is followed by the analysis of energy market trends.
The analysis in AEO2000 focuses primarily on a reference case and four other cases that assume higher and lower economic growth and higher and lower world oil prices than in the reference case. Forecast tables for these cases are provided in Appendixes A through C. Appendixes D and E present a summary of the reference case forecasts in units of oil equivalence and household energy expenditures. Other cases explore the impacts of varying key assumptions in NEMSgenerally, technology penetration. The major results are shown in Appendix F. Appendix G briefly describes NEMS and the AEO2000 assumptions, with a summary table of the cases. Appendix H provides tables of energy and metric conversion factors. AEO2000, the detailed assumptions, and supplementary tables will be available on the EIA web site at www.eia.gov/oiaf/aeo/index.html.
The AEO2000 projections are based on Federal, State, and local laws and regulations in effect on July 1, 1999. Pending legislation and sections of existing legislation for which funds have not been appropriated are not reflected in the forecasts. Historical data used for the AEO2000 projections were the most current available as of July 31, 1999, when most 1998 data but only partial 1999 data were available. Historical data are presented in this report for comparative purposes; documents referenced in the source notes should be consulted for official values. The AEO2000 projections for 1999 and 2000 incorporate the short-term projections from EIAs September 1999 Short-Term Energy Outlook.
The AEO2000 projections are used by Federal, State, and local governments, trade associations, and other planners and decisionmakers in the public and private sectors. They are published in accordance with Section 205c of the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 (Public Law 9591), which requires the Administrator of EIA to prepare an annual report that contains trends and projections of energy consumption and supply.
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