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Annual Energy Outlook 2021

Release date: February 3, 2021   |  Next release date:  March 2022   |  AEO Narrative


Annual Energy Outlook 2021

The Annual Energy Outlook presents an assessment by the U.S. Energy Information Administration of the outlook for energy markets through 2050.

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The Annual Energy Outlook narrative

The Annual Energy Outlook narrative is the primary discussion of the Annual Energy Outlook:

The Annual Energy Outlook chart library

The Annual Energy Outlook chart library is a curated set of charts that you can use to review and analyze selected Annual Energy Outlook data. You can access chart data by right-clicking the chart in the pptx files.

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Market overview
and Critical drivers
Petroleum PDF  PPT
Natural gas PDF  PPT
Electricity PDF  PPT
Transportation PDF  PPT
Buildings PDF  PPT
Industrial PDF  PPT
Emissions PDF  PPT
References PDF  PPT

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Issues in Focus

Analysis of Carbon Fee Runs Using the Annual Energy Outlook 2021

TIE articles

April 28, 2021
EIA expects commercial energy use to grow more slowly than floorspace

March 24, 2021
EIA's AEO2021 shows growing use of batteries on the U.S. electricity grid

March 22, 2021
U.S. LNG exports in EIA's AEO2021 side cases vary with crude oil, natural gas prices

March 19, 2021
EIA projects U.S. jet fuel consumption won’t increase as quickly as air travel demand

February 23, 2021
EIA publishes a ratio of revenues-to-costs to explain power plant additions

February 16, 2021
Growing industrial consumption and exports support future U.S. natural gas market growth

February 11, 2021
EIA’s AEO2021 shows U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions rising after the mid-2030s

February 8, 2021
EIA projects renewables share of U.S. electricity generation mix will double by 2050

February 4, 2021
EIA’s AEO2021 Reference case shows crude oil production plateauing after 2030

February 3, 2021
EIA’s AEO2021 explores the impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. energy mix through 2050


Reference case tables  
A1 Table 1. Total Energy Supply, Disposition, and Price Summary
A2 Table 2. Energy Consumption by Sector and Source
A3 Table 3. Energy Prices by Sector and Source
A4 Table 4. Residential Sector Key Indicators and Consumption
A5 Table 5. Commercial Sector Indicators and Consumption
A6 Table 6. Industrial Sector Key Indicators and Consumption
A7 Table 7. Transportation Sector Key Indicators and Delivered Energy Consumption
A8 Table 8. Electricity Supply, Disposition, Prices, and Emissions
A9 Table 9. Electricity Generating Capacity
A10 Table 10. Electricity Trade

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Interactive Table ViewerInteractive Table Viewer ›
Provides custom data views of all AEO2021 cases. All available cases can be charted and the data for them downloaded.

Press Conference

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