Voluntary Agreement Reduces Energy Consumption of TV Set-Top Boxes

Voluntary Agreement Reduces Energy Consumption of TV Set-Top Boxes

Energy efficiency advocates, set-top box (STB) manufacturers, service providers and the federal government have voluntarily agreed to improve energy efficiency of STBs, generally based on the Energy Star program’s product specifications, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports. About 85 percent of US households have at … Read more…

New England Gas Prices Set Record

New England Gas Prices Set Record

Spot prices for natural gas in New England from Jan.1 to mid-February averaged a record $22.53 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), or 50 percent above the price from a year ago, the US Energy Information Administration reports. The day-ahead wholesale (spot) natural gas price … Read more…

AEO 2014: Gas to Overtake Coal

AEO 2014: Gas to Overtake Coal

Natural gas will overtake coal to provide the largest share of US electric power generation, according to the US Energy Information Administration‘s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Early Release. Projected low prices for natural gas make it a very attractive fuel for new generating capacity, according to … Read more…

Panda Power Builds 859 MW Natural Gas Power Station

Panda Power Builds 859 MW Natural Gas Power Station

Panda Power Funds intends to build, own and operate a 859 MW combined-cycle power plant in an industrial-zoned area of Brandywine, Md., the company has announced. Once complete, the Panda Mattawoman natural gas-fueled generating station (pictured) will be able to supply the power needs of approximately … Read more…

EIA Launches Maps to Track Storms, Energy Disruptions

EIA Launches Maps to Track Storms, Energy Disruptions

With peak hurricane season approaching, the US Energy Information Administration is introducing interactive maps that combine real-time data feeds from the National Hurricane Center with more than 20 map layers showing the nation’s energy infrastructure and resources. The tool, which is available on the EIA … Read more…

Concerns Over Texas, Calif. Summer Electricity Supply

Concerns Over Texas, Calif. Summer Electricity Supply

Anticipated reserves of electric capacity above and beyond supply are expected to be below targeted levels in Texas for the second summer in a row, according to North American Electric Reliability Corporation data. Meanwhile, despite an overall improvement in its reserve picture, California’s reserves may be a concern under extreme … Read more…

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