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Natural gas-fueled generators make up the largest share of overall U.S. electricity generation capacity

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (www.eia.gov) new Today in Energy brief looks at how the largest share of U.S.  electricity generation capacity is fueled by natural gas, and which states have the most natural gas-fired generation capacity (and what one … Continue reading

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U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016

April 10, 2017–Perry Lindstrom reports in the U.S. Energy Information Administration publication “TODAY IN ENERGY”: that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7% below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7% between 2014 … Continue reading

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California solar spike leads to negative CAISO real-time prices in March

Robert Walton reports April 10, 2017 in UtilityDIVE that a spike in California solar output resulted in negative CAISO real-time prices in March. Dive Brief Solar capacity on the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) system spiked last year, leading to … Continue reading

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EIA issues updates on Layer Information for Interactive State Maps

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released updates on Layer Information for Interactive State Maps. Layers include the following topics and the underlying data for Overview, Data and Analysis are downloadable: Energy Disruptions Flood Vulnerability Assessment Map Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

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EIA: U.S. power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration “Today in Energy” report finds that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of … Continue reading

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EIA: Power sector emissions drop below transportation sector for first time in 4 decades

Utility Dive has published a story by Robert Walton based on Environmental Information Agency findings that CO2 emissions from the U.S. power sector have dropped below those produced by the transportation sector for the first time in four decades. Dive … Continue reading

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U.S. EIA interactive State energy maps have been updated

  The U.S. Energy Information Agency has announced that its U.S. Energy Mapping System and other related interactive State maps have been updated for the following layers: Coal mines Electric transmission lines NERC regions Oil/gas active platforms in federal waters … Continue reading

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Coal consumption by U.S. educational institutions has declined by 64% since 2008

In a U.S. Energy Information Administration report, principal contributor Brian Park states that coal consumption by educational institutions such as colleges and universities in the United States fell from 2 million short tons in 2008 to 700,000 short tons in … Continue reading

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This Earth Day, let’s look at how much energy we’ve been using.

Rachel Cluett, Senior Research Analyst for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) provides a retrospective on energy use in the U.S. since the first Earth Day celebration 46 years ago. Earth Day will be celebrated Friday, April 22, … Continue reading

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U.S. waste-to-energy electricity generation concentrated in Florida and Northeast

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2015 Florida and four states in the Northeast accounted for 61% of the total waste-to-energy (WTE) power plant capacity in the United States, and they produced 64% of total U.S. WTE … Continue reading

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