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Posted July 31, 2014Today in Energy

Nonhydro renewables now routinely surpass hydropower generation ›

April marked the eighth consecutive month that nonhydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. Only a decade ago, hydropower—the historically dominant source of renewable generation—accounted for three times as much generation in the United States as nonhydro renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, and municipal solid waste). More

Source: EIA, Electric Power Monthly and Short-Term Energy Outlook


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WTI crude oil futures price

7/30/2014: $100.27/bbl

down$2.85 from week earlier
down$2.81 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

7/30/2014: $3.786/mmBtu

up$0.024 from week earlier
up$0.354 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

7/26/2014: 19.366 million tons

up0.376 million tons from week earlier
down0.891 million tons from year earlier

Natural gas inventories

7/25/2014: 2,307 Bcf

up88 Bcf from week earlier
down530 Bcf from year earlier

Crude oil inventories

7/25/2014: 367.4 mmbbl

down3.7 mmbbl from week earlier
up2.8 mmbbl from year earlier


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