Today in Energy


October 7, 2015

Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises

September 28, 2015

U.S. nuclear outages were less than 3% of capacity this summer

September 8, 2015

Electric generator capacity factors vary widely across the world

September 1, 2015

Alaska increases wind power capacity in utility-scale and distributed-scale projects

August 27, 2015

Domestic market for distributed wind turbines faces several challenges

August 25, 2015

India’s coal industry in flux as government sets ambitious coal production targets

August 14, 2015

First offshore wind farm in the United States begins construction

August 11, 2015

West Coast wind patterns lead to below-normal wind generation capacity factors

August 5, 2015

Monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions reach 27-year low in April

July 31, 2015

Electricity from natural gas surpasses coal for first time, but just for one month

July 27, 2015

Natural gas salt-facility storage serves special gas market needs

July 24, 2015

Power-to-gas brings a new focus to the issue of energy storage from renewable sources

July 20, 2015

China will soon surpass South Korea, Russia, and Japan in nuclear generating capacity

July 9, 2015

U.S.-Canada electricity trade increases

July 6, 2015

California grid expected to maintain reliability despite drought

June 3, 2015

Levelized cost comparisons help explain value of various electric generation technologies

May 27, 2015

Under the proposed Clean Power Plan, natural gas, then renewables, gain generation share

May 26, 2015

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule cuts power sector CO2 emissions to lowest level since 1980s

May 15, 2015

U.S. power sector CO2 emissions expected to increase through 2040

May 11, 2015

Projected electric capacity additions are below recent historical levels

April 22, 2015

UK’s renewable energy targets drive increases in U.S. wood pellet exports

April 9, 2015

California’s continued drought, reduced snowpack mean lower hydropower output

April 3, 2015

Nonhydro electricity storage increasing as new policies are implemented

March 24, 2015

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

March 10, 2015

Scheduled 2015 capacity additions mostly wind and natural gas; retirements mostly coal

March 6, 2015

Supply shortages lead to rolling power outages in the Philippines

February 19, 2015

Wind generates more than 10% of Texas electricity in 2014

February 2, 2015

New England generation fuel mix changes likely as Vermont Yankee nuclear plant retires

January 27, 2015

Hawaii’s electric system is changing with rooftop solar growth and new utility ownership

January 22, 2015

Northern Maine considers options to gain direct access to New England electric grid

January 20, 2015

NERC assessment examines winter power system reliability, fuel diversity

December 18, 2014

Wind power capacity additions expected to increase in last quarter of 2014

December 9, 2014

Increased solar and wind electricity generation in California are changing net load shapes

November 7, 2014

After record injections, natural gas storage levels now within 7% of 5-year average

October 6, 2014

California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation

September 30, 2014

California’s subhourly wholesale electricity market opens to systems outside its footprint

September 24, 2014

Saudi Arabia uses largest amount of crude oil for power generation since 2010

September 9, 2014

Natural gas, solar, and wind lead power plant capacity additions in first-half 2014

September 8, 2014

Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states

August 15, 2014

Reasons for projected natural gas-fired generation growth vary by region

July 31, 2014

Nonhydro renewables now routinely surpass hydropower generation

July 16, 2014

EIA projects modest needs for new electric generation capacity

June 25, 2014

California continues to set daily records for utility scale solar energy

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 17, 2014

Hydropower supplies more than three-quarters of Brazil’s electric power

June 13, 2014

Projected growth in natural gas-fired generation is influenced by resource availability

June 9, 2014

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

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

May 12, 2014

Many industrial electricity customers are farmers

April 30, 2014

Lower U.S. electricity demand growth would reduce fossil fuels’ projected generation share

April 29, 2014

Renewable electricity generation projections sensitive to cost, price, policy assumptions

April 28, 2014

Projected CO2 emissions vary with coal and nuclear power plant retirements

April 24, 2014

Power plant coal stockpiles are expected to rebuild after heavy winter drawdown

April 8, 2014

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

March 25, 2014

Coal supplies at electric power plants drawn down in cold weather

March 20, 2014

Planned coal-fired power plant retirements continue to increase

February 20, 2014

High cost, oil-fired generation creates potential for shift in Hawaiian electric sources

February 18, 2014

Peak-to-average electricity demand ratio rising in New England and many other U.S. regions

February 14, 2014

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

February 11, 2014

Many newer power plants have cooling systems that reuse water

February 6, 2014

Current drought reduces hydro generation forecast for California

January 31, 2014

NFL stadiums produce onsite energy with solar PV projects

January 15, 2014

Monthly generator capacity factor data now available by fuel and technology

December 18, 2013

Petroleum's share of Florida's electric generation mix dwindles as natural gas grows

December 11, 2013

Existing resource base and policy decisions provide the West with electric fuel diversity

December 4, 2013

Natural gas use for power generation falls as industrial sector's use continues to rise

December 2, 2013

Renewable electricity production grows in Texas

November 22, 2013

Use of coal-fired generators in the Southeast has been declining

November 18, 2013

Electricity in the Mid-Atlantic region is predominantly fueled by coal and nuclear sources

November 14, 2013

2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains

November 12, 2013

Northeast grows increasingly reliant on natural gas for power generation

November 8, 2013

The mix of fuels used for electricity generation in the United States is changing

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 25, 2013

Natural gas generation lower than last year because of differences in relative fuel prices

September 23, 2013

Renewable generation provides a growing share of California’s electricity

September 17, 2013

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

September 16, 2013

Rapid increases in electricity demand challenge both generating unit and system operators

September 9, 2013

Cooler-than-normal August relieves strain on Texas electricity market

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

August 27, 2013

Electricity demand patterns matter for valuing electricity supply resources

July 22, 2013

U.S. natural gas spot prices increased during first-half 2013

July 18, 2013

Increased U.S. coal consumption met by burning through stockpiles

July 8, 2013

Pumped storage provides grid reliability even with net generation loss

June 12, 2013

Federal Power Marketing Administrations operate across much of the United States

June 7, 2013

New generators help California meet summer challenges to electric reliability

June 6, 2013

Electricity reliability report released; Texas and California raise concerns for summer

May 30, 2013

Feed-in tariff: A policy tool encouraging deployment of renewable electricity technologies

May 23, 2013

Coal regains some electric generation market share from natural gas

May 22, 2013

Extended tax credits could raise projected renewable electricity capacity and generation

May 17, 2013

Mexico Week: U.S.-Mexico electricity trade is small, with tight regional focus

May 7, 2013

President’s proposed budget calls for strategic review of government’s role in TVA

April 23, 2013

Future power market shares of coal, natural gas generators depend on relative fuel prices

April 11, 2013

Year-to-date natural gas use for electric power generation is down from 2012

April 5, 2013

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012

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

February 27, 2013

Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides continue to decline in 2012

February 21, 2013

Dry January lowers the Pacific Northwest water supply forecast for April through September

February 20, 2013

Dark spreads measure returns over fuel costs of coal-fired generation

February 15, 2013

EIA now delivers monthly electricity data in interactive data browser

February 5, 2013

Rail traffic reflects more oil production, less coal-fired electricity generation

January 25, 2013

Coal stockpiles at electric power plants were above average throughout 2012

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

January 14, 2013

2012 Brief: Coal prices and production in most basins down in 2012

January 9, 2013

2012 Brief: Average wholesale electricity prices down compared to last year

December 6, 2012

Cheaper natural gas alters generation dispatch in Southeast

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 19, 2012

Electricity generation from coal and natural gas both increased with summer heat

October 4, 2012

Combined heat and power technology fills an important energy niche

September 20, 2012

Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal spot prices affect markets for coal and electric power

September 18, 2012

More recycling raises average energy content of waste used to generate electricity

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

July 31, 2012

Projected retirements of coal-fired power plants

July 30, 2012

Fuel used in electricity generation is projected to shift over the next 25 years

July 13, 2012

Competition among fuels for power generation driven by changes in fuel prices

July 12, 2012

Eastern electric systems tested during first summer 2012 heat wave

July 9, 2012

Texas electricity market faces summer challenges

July 6, 2012

Monthly coal- and natural gas-fired generation equal for first time in April 2012

June 29, 2012

Electricity storage: Location, location, location … and cost

June 14, 2012

California's electric power market faces challenges heading into summer

June 5, 2012

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline

June 1, 2012

Reserve electric generating capacity helps keep the lights on

May 30, 2012

Japan’s use of thermal generation is up since March 2011 due to nuclear plant outages

May 29, 2012

Seasonal hydroelectric output drives down wholesale electricity prices in the West

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

May 4, 2012

A Clean Energy Standard could reduce power sector carbon dioxide emissions

May 3, 2012

Renewable utility-scale electricity production differs by fuel among states

May 2, 2012

Electricity generation from non-hydro renewable sources varies by state

April 9, 2012

Shares of electricity generation from renewable energy sources up in many states

March 30, 2012

New technology can improve electric power system efficiency and reliability

March 29, 2012

EIA projects lower coal use by U.S. power sector in 2012

March 12, 2012

U.S. wind generation increased 27% in 2011

March 9, 2012

Coal's share of total U.S. electricity generation falls below 40% in November and December

March 5, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves construction of first nuclear units in 30 years

March 2, 2012

Electricity's share of U.S. delivered energy has risen significantly since 1950

February 28, 2012

EIA projects U.S. non-hydro renewable power generation increases, led by wind and biomass

February 27, 2012

Eastern U.S. coal futures prices down in early 2012

February 22, 2012

Pacific Northwest water supply forecast to be near or below normal for 2012

February 21, 2012

Northwest hydroelectric output above five-year range for much of 2011

February 16, 2012

Ohio's fuel mix for power generation is changing

February 15, 2012

Warm weather, low natural gas prices hold down wholesale power prices this winter

February 10, 2012

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

February 6, 2012

Renewable electricity generation in California includes variable and non-variable sources

January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release

December 19, 2011

A quarter of California's electricity comes from outside the state

December 12, 2011

Electricity tends to flow south in North America

November 21, 2011

Electric systems respond quickly to the sudden loss of supply or demand

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 15, 2011

Pennsylvania's use of natural gas for power generation has grown rapidly

October 26, 2011

EIA launches new electricity-focused web page

September 9, 2011

Texas Heat Wave, August 2011: Nature and Effects of an Electricity Supply Shortage

August 26, 2011

EIA updates mapping tool relating hurricane path to energy infrastructure

August 25, 2011

Mid-Atlantic electricity market reacts to Tuesday's earthquake

August 19, 2011

U.S. natural gas consumption for electric power tops industrial consumption

August 18, 2011

Mid-summer heat pushes up natural gas use at electric power plants

August 2, 2011

Wind generating capacity is distributed unevenly across 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 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

May 24, 2011

Capital costs have major impact on projected power sector investments

May 13, 2011

Electricity resource planners credit only a fraction of potential wind capacity

March 25, 2011

Electricity systems adjust operations to growing wind power output

March 22, 2011

Increasing wind capacity requires new approaches to electricity planning and operations

March 17, 2011

Japan depends significantly on nuclear power to meet its electricity needs

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