Today in Energy


November 20, 2015

China and India drive recent changes in world coal trade

October 7, 2015

Nationwide, electricity generation from coal falls while natural gas rises

September 23, 2015

Coal mine starts continue to decline

September 17, 2015

Coal use in China is slowing

September 16, 2015

Recent statistical revisions suggest higher historical coal consumption in China

September 3, 2015

Output per miner-hour rises as smaller coal mines close

August 25, 2015

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

August 5, 2015

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

August 3, 2015

Coal, nuclear, and renewables expected to boost Vietnam’s electricity capacity

July 31, 2015

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

July 7, 2015

Coal production using mountaintop removal mining decreases by 62% since 2008

July 2, 2015

Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900

June 10, 2015

Proposed Clean Power Plan rule would reduce coal production, especially in the West

June 5, 2015

Proposed Clean Power Plan would accelerate renewable additions and coal plant retirements

May 19, 2015

EIA launches redesigned International Energy Portal

May 18, 2015

Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy at highest level since 1954

May 14, 2015

Power generation from coal and natural gas expected to temporarily converge this spring

May 4, 2015

Natural gas, renewables projected to provide larger shares of electricity generation

April 30, 2015

Energy resource permanent funds vary by purpose and state

March 13, 2015

Total energy subsidies decline since 2010, with changes in support across fuel types

March 10, 2015

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

January 12, 2015

Wholesale power prices increase across the country in 2014

January 8, 2015

Spot steam coal prices in 2014 fell in east and rose in west

December 19, 2014

Power sector employment declines, except for renewable electricity generators

November 13, 2014

Rail shipments of oil and petroleum products through October up 13% over year-ago period

November 6, 2014

Coal stockpiles at coal-fired power plants smaller than in recent years

October 3, 2014

U.S. coal exports fall on lower European demand, increased global supply

September 9, 2014

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

August 14, 2014

India is increasingly dependent on imported fossil fuels as demand continues to rise

August 13, 2014

Steam coal imports remain down sharply from historic high in 2007

July 8, 2014

Wyoming, Gulf of Mexico dominate fossil fuels production on federal and Indian lands

July 7, 2014

Production of fossil fuels from federal and Indian lands fell in 2013

June 13, 2014

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

June 11, 2014

Railroad deliveries continue to provide the majority of coal shipments to the power sector

June 9, 2014

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

June 3, 2014

Recent trends in energy-related CO2 emissions vary across regions and states

May 14, 2014

China produces and consumes almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined

April 30, 2014

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

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 28, 2014

Coal-fired power plant operators consider emissions compliance strategies

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

March 6, 2014

EIA now delivers coal data through new interactive browser

February 27, 2014

Dollar value of U.S. net coal exports has increased more than three-fold since 2005

February 24, 2014

Energy trade is a key part of overall U.S. trade flows

February 14, 2014

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

January 27, 2014

States closer to western mines have lower coal costs

January 16, 2014

Spot coal price trends vary across key basins during 2013

January 13, 2014

U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions in 2013 expected to be 2% higher than in 2012

January 6, 2014

Change in energy prices mixed in 2013 as prices of nonenergy commodities fell

December 19, 2013

State Energy Profiles enhanced and renewables sections added

December 11, 2013

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

November 25, 2013

Coal-fired electric generators continue to dominate electric supply in the central region

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

October 2, 2013

Top four U.S. coal companies supplied more than half of U.S. coal production in 2011

September 27, 2013

Multiple factors push Western Europe to use less natural gas and more coal

September 25, 2013

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

September 16, 2013

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

September 3, 2013

Transmission upgrades compensate for coal-fired retirements in Ohio electric region

August 12, 2013

Production of fossil fuel from federal and Indian lands fell in 2012

August 7, 2013

Wyoming dominates sales of coal produced from federal and Indian lands

July 26, 2013

Coal market fundamentals changed, yet spot prices remained stable

July 25, 2013

EIA projects world energy consumption will increase 56% by 2040

July 18, 2013

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

July 3, 2013

Energy sources have changed throughout the history of the United States

June 21, 2013

25% of U.S. coal exports go to Asia, but remain a small share of Asia’s total coal imports

June 19, 2013

U.S. coal exports set monthly record

June 11, 2013

EIA’s 2013 Energy Conference next week will look at U.S. and global energy challenges

May 23, 2013

Coal regains some electric generation market share from natural gas

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 29, 2013

Two Wyoming mines accounted for 20% of U.S. coal production by tons in 2012

March 8, 2013

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

February 20, 2013

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

February 7, 2013

EIA begins posting daily energy prices on Today in Energy webpage

February 5, 2013

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

January 30, 2013

Stretches of Upper Mississippi River near record-low levels

January 29, 2013

China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined

January 25, 2013

Coal stockpiles at electric power plants were above average throughout 2012

January 14, 2013

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

January 7, 2013

2012 Brief: Coal and mid-continent crude oil prices declined during 2012

December 21, 2012

California’s first greenhouse gas emissions auction sells near minimum price

December 17, 2012

Energy Perspectives: United States energy imports decline while energy exports increase

December 14, 2012

Energy Perspectives: Fossil fuels dominate U.S. energy consumption

December 13, 2012

Energy Perspectives: For most fuel sources, domestic production has been increasing

December 7, 2012

EIA projections for carbon dioxide emissions reflect changes in key drivers

December 6, 2012

Cheaper natural gas alters generation dispatch in Southeast

December 3, 2012

EIA projects little change in U.S. coal production in 2013

November 29, 2012

Canada Week: Canada is a declining market for U.S. coal

November 26, 2012

Canada Week: The United States and Canada share the world’s most significant energy trade

November 19, 2012

Cost of transporting coal to power plants rose almost 50% in decade

November 15, 2012

Europe and Asia are the leading destinations for U.S. coal exports in 2012

November 6, 2012

Illinois coal production pushes Illinois Basin production above five-year range

October 23, 2012

U.S. coal exports on record pace in 2012, fueled by steam coal growth

October 19, 2012

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

September 21, 2012

Economic growth continues to drive China's growing need for energy

September 20, 2012

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

September 19, 2012

Trading Point: Central Appalachian (CAPP) is the nation's benchmark price for eastern coal

September 7, 2012

Natural gas demand at power plants was high in summer 2012

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 27, 2012

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

July 13, 2012

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

July 6, 2012

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

June 19, 2012

Most U.S. coal exports went to European and Asian markets in 2011

June 5, 2012

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

May 31, 2012

Coal stockpiles above five-year range in first quarter of 2012

May 30, 2012

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

May 18, 2012

Warm weather and low natural gas prices dampen spot electricity prices this winter

May 4, 2012

A Clean Energy Standard could reduce power sector carbon dioxide emissions

April 25, 2012

U.S. coal consumption fell while exports increased during the fourth quarter of 2011

April 16, 2012

U.S. rail carloads of coal in first quarter of 2012 lowest since 1994

March 29, 2012

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

March 23, 2012

U.S. coal production in 2012 falls below five-year range

March 16, 2012

Dry sorbent injection may serve as a key pollution control technology at power plants

March 9, 2012

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

March 2, 2012

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

February 27, 2012

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

February 16, 2012

Ohio's fuel mix for power generation is changing

February 13, 2012

U.S. coal production rises slightly in 2011 amid lower domestic demand and higher exports

February 10, 2012

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

February 2, 2012

Emissions allowance prices for SO2 and NOX remained low in 2011

January 24, 2012

U.S. energy use projected to grow slowly and become less carbon-intensive

January 23, 2012

EIA issues AEO2012 Early Release

January 9, 2012

2011 Brief: Energy commodity price trends varied widely during 2011

December 21, 2011

Coal plants without scrubbers account for a majority of U.S. SO2 emissions

December 20, 2011

Rising Asian demand drives global coal consumption growth

December 13, 2011

Most generator retirements over the past decade were older natural gas-fired units

December 7, 2011

Asia leads growth in global coal production since 1980

November 25, 2011

Australia world's largest coal exporter, fourth-largest liquefied natural gas exporter

November 15, 2011

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

November 8, 2011

Six seaports account for 94% of U.S. coal exports, which are dominated by coking coal

November 4, 2011

U.S. coal stockpile levels at electric power plants approach five-year low

October 4, 2011

China dominates global coal production

September 19, 2011

China and India account for half of global energy growth through 2035

September 8, 2011

EPA rule requires SO2 emissions reduction from Texas coal power plants in 2012

September 2, 2011

United States leads world in coal reserves

August 23, 2011

Wyoming produces almost as much coal as the next seven states combined

August 17, 2011

Electric generating capacity additions in the first half of 2011

August 16, 2011

Subbituminous and bituminous coal dominate U.S. coal production

August 9, 2011

Cross State Air Pollution Rule requires emissions reductions from Eastern U.S. powerplants

July 27, 2011

First-quarter 2011 coal share of power generation lowest in over 30 years

June 28, 2011

Most coal-fired electric capacity was built before 1980

June 22, 2011

U.S. coal exports at highest levels since 1992

May 31, 2011

Coal stocks at power plants are likely sufficient despite river flooding

May 26, 2011

Coal likely to remain most prevalent fuel for electricity generation

May 12, 2011

Spot price for Central Appalachian coal up since early 2010

February 16, 2011

U.S. exports of coking coal were nearly triple U.S. consumption in 2010

February 9, 2011

History of energy consumption in the United States, 1775–2009

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