Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

Energy Information Administration Projects 0.6% Annual Growth in Emissions

The US Energy Information Administration projects that growth in global carbon dioxide emissions from energy-related sources will slow to 0.6% per year through 2040 despite increased energy consumption, according to the EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017. That rate is slower than the 1.8% annual growth … Read more…

Spring Natural Gas Consumption Soars in Eastern US

Spring Natural Gas Consumption Soars in Eastern US

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that there has been a major increase in eastern natural gas consumption this spring. According to EIA: Natural gas consumption in the eastern half of the country, particularly in the electric power sector (power burn), has been much higher … Read more…

Customers Slow to Adopt Smart Pricing

Customers Slow to Adopt Smart Pricing

Smart grid technology has seen widespread deployment. Seven states and the District of Columbia achieved adoption rates of greater than 70 percent by the end of 2013, according to data from the Energy Information Administration – including California and Texas, the two largest states. The … Read more…

Nationwide Electricity Expenses to Rise Nearly 5% this Summer

The Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts that residential electricity expenditures will increase by 4.8 percent this summer, driven by a 2.1 percent weighted price increase and a 2.6 percent increase in demand. There are significant regional differences, in part resulting from expected … Read more…

California Senate Passes Retail Choice Expansion

The California Senate has passed an amended version of SB 286, reports RetailEnergyX. The bill would increase the cap on retail choice (known in California as “Direct Access”) by 8,000 GWh. Only non-residential customers of investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are eligible for Direct Access. Under the … Read more…

Energy Procurement Training Opportunities

There are many training opportunities available to professionals interested in developing their energy buying expertise. Many are free, either online or over the phone. In-person seminars and advisory services are fee-based. Course content can include: Competitive energy market fundamentals Provisions of electricity and gas contracts Procurement … Read more…

Industrial Onsite Energy Production Concentrated

Industrial Onsite Energy Production Concentrated

More than 90 percent of the industrial generation capacity is concentrated in five industries: chemicals, paper, and petroleum and coal industries account for more than 80 percent of onsite industrial generation; primary metals and food industries represent the remaining 20 percent. According to the US … Read more…

Power Plant Additions, Retirements Tracked

Power Plant Additions, Retirements Tracked

The US Energy Information Administration has started publishing new tables and maps to illustrate provide detailed accounting of generator additions and retirements The Electric Power Monthly reports calculate the effects on total capacity by fuel and technology type, on a state-by-state basis. Maps make it … Read more…

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