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Annual Energy Outlook 2016

Full Release Date: September 15, 2016   |  Next Release Date:  January 2017   |  full report

Issues in focus

Table 4. Key analyses from "Issues in focus" in recent AEOs
AEO2012 AEO2011 AEO2010
Potential efficiency improvements and their impacts on end-use energy demand Increasing light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for model years 2017 to 2025 Energy intensity trends in AEO2010
Energy impacts of proposed CAFE standards for light-duty vehicles, model years 2017 to 2025 Fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles Natural gas as a fuel for heavy trucks: issues and incentives
Impacts of a breakthrough in battery vehicle technology Potential efficiency improvements in alternative cases for appliance standards and building codes Factors affecting the relationship between crude oil and natural gas prices
Heavy-duty natural gas vehicles Potential of offshore crude oil and natural gas resources Importance of low permeability natural gas reservoirs
Changing structure of the refining industry Prospects for shale gas U.S. nuclear power plants: continued life or replacement after 60?
Changing environment for fuel use in electricity generation Cost uncertainties for new electric power plants Accounting for carbon dioxide emissions from biomass energy combustion
Nuclear power in AEO2012 Carbon capture and storage: economics and issues  
Potential impact of minimum pipeline throughput constraints on Alaska North Slope oil production Power sector environmental regulations on the horizon  
U.S. crude oil and natural gas resource uncertainty    
Evolving Marcellus Shale gas resource estimates