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U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Continued to Decline in 2016

While global energy-related CO2 emissions remained flat in 2016, U.S. energy sector emissions fell by 1.7% according to the EIA.  This drop continues the trend of declining energy-related emissions in the U.S.  The 5,170 million metric tons emitted in 2016 … Continue reading

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EIA Reports Increases in Generating Capacity in 2016

According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2016, more generating capacity was added to the U.S. grid than in years past and that by the end of the year wind generating capacity surpassed hydropower capacity. EIA reports that in 2016, … Continue reading

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Predicting a Future Without the Clean Power Plan

With litigation ongoing before the D.C. Circuit and possible action from the Trump Administration, it is an understatement to call the CPP’s future uncertain.  Not surprisingly, some groups have gone from studying the effects of the CPP’s implementation to studying … Continue reading

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AEO2017 Models U.S. Long-Term Energy Projections

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) this morning.  In its rollout presentation, EIA explains some key takeaways from AEO2017’s modeling, including: the U.S. becomes a net energy exporter over the period modeled in most … Continue reading

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EIA, Others Report Renewable Energy Gained Significant Ground During 2015

The Energy Information Administration reports that during 2015, eleven states generated at least 10% of their total electricity from wind, a significant increase from 2010, during which only three states had at least a 10% wind share.  Of the states … Continue reading

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