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August 13, 2014

Steam coal imports remain down sharply from historic high in 2007


July 24, 2014

U.S. petroleum refineries running at record levels


July 16, 2014

EIA projects modest needs for new electric generation capacity


July 10, 2014

EIA projections show hydro growth limited by economics not resources


June 30, 2014

2014 U.S. petroleum refinery update: capacity edges up, ownership shifts


June 24, 2014

Fewer wind curtailments and negative power prices seen in Texas after major grid expansion


June 23, 2014

Texas hits new peak wind output


June 20, 2014

NERC’s Summer Reliability Assessment highlights regional electricity capacity margins


May 30, 2014

Privately owned generators play a growing role in Mexico’s electricity supply


May 20, 2014

Industrial onsite electricity concentrated in chemicals, oil, and paper manufacturing


April 8, 2014

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas


February 14, 2014

AEO2014 projects more coal-fired power plant retirements by 2016 than have been scheduled


January 31, 2014

NFL stadiums produce onsite energy with solar PV projects


January 29, 2014

Ownership of U.S. petroleum refineries has changed significantly since 2000


January 24, 2014

EIA now providing more detail on electric capacity additions and retirements


January 15, 2014

Monthly generator capacity factor data now available by fuel and technology


November 14, 2013

2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains


October 17, 2013

Global nuclear generation capacity totaled more than 370 gigawatts in 2012


October 1, 2013

Natural gas-fired combustion turbines are generally used to meet peak electricity load


September 17, 2013

Most new residential solar PV projects in California program are not owned by homeowners


September 6, 2013

Vermont Yankee nuclear plant closure in 2014 will challenge New England energy markets


September 5, 2013

Higher wind generation in the Southwest Power Pool is reducing use of baseload capacity


July 16, 2013

Capacity at existing U.S. refineries increases in 2013


July 8, 2013

Pumped storage provides grid reliability even with net generation loss


June 24, 2013

Electric supply additions are not keeping pace with increased peak-hour demand in Texas


June 7, 2013

New generators help California meet summer challenges to electric reliability


May 20, 2013

Ethanol production capacity little changed in past year


March 15, 2013

Japan’s fossil-fueled generation remains high because of continuing nuclear plant outages


March 14, 2013

Above-normal outages of U.S. nuclear capacity persist at the start of 2013


March 8, 2013

New electric generators typically come online at the start of summer or in December


February 11, 2013

Wind industry installs almost 5,300 MW of capacity in December


January 23, 2013

How much electric supply capacity is needed to keep U.S. electricity grids reliable?


January 16, 2013

Large mergers drive changes in ownership of electric generating capacity in 2012


December 19, 2012

Planned wind turbine additions rise in advance of scheduled expiration of wind tax credit


November 21, 2012

Wind energy tax credit set to expire at the end of 2012


November 14, 2012

San Onofre nuclear outage contributes to Southern California’s changing generation profile


November 2, 2012

Extended outages at several nuclear plants led to high outage levels in 2012


October 24, 2012

New EIA data show total grid-connected photovoltaic solar capacity


October 4, 2012

Combined heat and power technology fills an important energy niche


September 17, 2012

Municipal solid waste plants convert garbage to electricity


September 7, 2012

Natural gas demand at power plants was high in summer 2012


September 6, 2012

NRG-GenOn acquisition plan would create the largest independent power producer


September 4, 2012

Electric grid operators monitoring drought conditions


August 22, 2012

Merger of Progress Energy and Duke Energy created largest U.S. electric utility


August 20, 2012

Natural gas, renewables dominate electric capacity additions in first half of 2012


August 17, 2012

Electric generator dispatch depends on system demand and the relative cost of operation


August 7, 2012

EIA has updated Gulf of Mexico energy statistics


July 31, 2012

Projected retirements of coal-fired power plants


July 27, 2012

27 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity to retire over next five years


July 19, 2012

Much of the country’s refinery capacity is concentrated along the Gulf Coast


July 17, 2012

Uprates can increase U.S. nuclear capacity substantially without building new reactors


July 11, 2012

New transmission project will help California meet summer electric demand


July 9, 2012

Texas electricity market faces summer challenges


July 5, 2012

Crude oil distillation and the definition of refinery capacity


June 29, 2012

Electricity storage: Location, location, location … and cost


June 15, 2012

Working crude oil storage capacity at Cushing, Oklahoma rises


June 14, 2012

California's electric power market faces challenges heading into summer


June 1, 2012

Reserve electric generating capacity helps keep the lights on


May 29, 2012

Seasonal hydroelectric output drives down wholesale electricity prices in the West


May 24, 2012

OPEC spare capacity in the first quarter of 2012 at lowest level since 2008


May 22, 2012

Electricity storage can smooth out moment-to-moment variations in electricity demand


May 21, 2012

Electricity storage can take advantage of daily price variations


May 17, 2012

Global generation capacity for nuclear power has grown to over 346 gigawatts since 1955


May 15, 2012

Participation in electric net-metering programs increased sharply in recent years


May 9, 2012

Policies for compensating behind-the-meter generation vary by State


May 8, 2012

U.S. nuclear outages back within five-year range


April 6, 2012

Regional differences for cost of crude oil to refiners widened in 2011


March 20, 2012

Refinery utilization rates react to economics in 2011


March 12, 2012

U.S. wind generation increased 27% in 2011


February 17, 2012

Natural gas pipeline capacity additions in 2011


February 16, 2012

Ohio's fuel mix for power generation is changing


February 10, 2012

Natural gas and renewable shares of electricity generation to grow, coal still largest


January 27, 2012

New Northeast natural gas pipeline capacity comes on-line


November 30, 2011

EIA releases U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity data


November 18, 2011

U.S. has large geothermal resources, but recent growth is slower than wind or solar


November 17, 2011

Over half the cooling systems at U.S. electric power plants reuse water


November 1, 2011

Peak underground natural gas storage capacity up again in 2011


August 17, 2011

Electric generating capacity additions in the first half of 2011


August 2, 2011

Wind generating capacity is distributed unevenly across the United States


July 18, 2011

Minimal petroleum-fired electric capacity has been added in recent years


July 13, 2011

U.S. wind capacity takes off after 2005


July 8, 2011

Hydropower has a long history in the United States


July 6, 2011

Natural gas use in the electric power sector is growing


July 5, 2011

Most electric generating capacity additions in the last decade were natural gas-fired


June 30, 2011

U.S. commercial nuclear capacity comes from reactors built primarily between 1970 and 1990


June 29, 2011

January 2011 U.S. refining capacity was the highest in 29 years


June 28, 2011

Most coal-fired electric capacity was built before 1980


June 16, 2011

Age of electric power generators varies widely


June 9, 2011

Average utilization of the nation's natural gas combined-cycle power plant fleet is rising


June 8, 2011

Electric generators' roles vary due to daily and seasonal variation in demand


June 7, 2011

Recent mix of electric generating capacity additions more diverse


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