U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
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Short-Term Energy Outlook
Renewables and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- Wind energy capacity at the end of 2015 was 72 gigawatts (GW). EIA expects capacity additions of 7 GW in 2016 and 9 GW in 2017. These additions would bring total wind capacity to 89 GW by the end of 2017.
- On November 23, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule setting Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2017. EIA used the final volumes to develop the current STEO forecast. EIA expects that the largest effect of the finalized 2017 RFS targets will be on biomass-based diesel consumption, which includes both biodiesel and renewable diesel and helps to meet the RFS targets for use of biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. Biodiesel production averaged 82,000 b/d in 2015, and it is forecast to average 99,000 b/d in 2016 and 104,000 b/d in 2017. Net imports of biomass-based diesel are expected to rise from 31,000 b/d in 2015 to 45,000 b/d in 2016 and to 51,000 b/d in 2017. Projected ethanol consumption averages about 940,000 b/d in both 2016 and 2017, resulting in the ethanol share of the total gasoline pool averaging 10% in both years.
- After declining by 2.6% in 2015, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are projected to decline by 1.3% in 2016 and then increase by 0.9% in 2017. Energy-related CO2 emissions are sensitive to changes in weather, economic growth, and energy prices.
|U.S. Renewables & CO2 Emissions Summary|
|2014||2015||2016 projected||2017 projected|
a Conventional hydroelectric power only. Hydroelectricity generated by pumped storage is not included in renewable energy.
b Includes electricity and heat generation
c Other renewables includes biofuels production losses and co-products
d Includes electric power sector use of geothermal energy and non-biomass waste
|U.S. Renewables Consumption||(quadrillion Btu)|
|Carbon Dioxide Emissions by Fuel||(million metric tons)|
|Petroleum and Other Liquid Fuels||2252||2295||2315||2324|
Interactive Data Viewers
|U.S. Renewable Energy Supply||XLSX||PNG|
|U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Growth||XLSX||PNG|
|U.S. Total Industrial Production Index||XLSX||PNG|
|U.S. Disposable Income||XLSX||PNG|
|Today In Energy||Daily|
|U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions||Annual|
|State-Level Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions||Annual|
|Changes to Electricity and Renewables Tables||Aug-2012|
|Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in the United States||31-Mar-2011|
|Understanding the Decline in CO2 Emissions in 2009||Oct-2009|
|Biodiesel Supply and Consumption||Apr-2009|