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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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