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Annual Energy Outlook 2012

Release Date: June 25, 2012   |  Next Early Release Date: December 5, 2012  |   Report Number: DOE/EIA-0383(2012)

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  • Power generation from renewables and natural gas continues to increase ...Read full section

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  • Renewable energy sources lead rise in primary energy consumption.... 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
  • Early declines in coal production are more than offset by growth after 2015.... Read full section
  • U.S. coal production is affected by actions to cut GHG emissions from existing power plants.... Read full section
  • Average minemouth price continues to rise, but at a slower pace than in recent years.... Read full section
  • Concerns about future GHG policies affect investments in emissions-intensive capacity.... Read full section

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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 68. Coal Production and Minemouth Prices by Region XLS
Table 69. Coal Production by Region and Type XLS
Table 70. Coal Minemouth Prices by Region and Type XLS
Table 71. World Steam Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries XLS
Table 72. World Metallurgical Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries XLS
Table 73. World Total Coal Flows By Importing Regions and Exporting Countries XLS