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Researcher Develops Method to Convert Leftover Grain from Breweries into Cheap, Useable Energy

November 26, 2019

According to estimates, breweries discard approximately 3.4 million tonnes of leftover grain in the EU alone, constituting a…
Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries

April 29, 2019

Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer…
In 2018, U.S. coal exports were the highest in five years

March 29, 2019

While U.S. coal consumption has generally declined since its 2008 peak, EIA expects that U.S. coal exports reached 116 million…
More than 60% of electric generating capacity installed in 2018 was fueled by natural gas

March 13, 2019

Based on EIA’s December 2018 monthly electric generator inventory of utility-scale generation, 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity were added…
Extreme cold in the Midwest led to high power demand and record natural gas demand

February 28, 2019

Extreme cold weather in the Midwest at the end of January led to high—but not record-setting—electricity load on…
Emissions from the U.S. electric power sector projected to remain mostly flat through 2050

February 15, 2019

EIA’s recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 projects that the U.S. electric power sector emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen…
More than half of the U.S. coal mines operating in 2008 have since closed

February 6, 2019

In the United States, decreasing demand for coal has contributed to lower coal production, which has fallen by more than…
U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions increased in 2018 but will likely fall in 2019 and 2020

February 1, 2019

According to EIA’s recently released Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) estimates, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by 2.8% in 2018…
In 2018, U.S. coal production declined as exports and Appalachian region prices rose

January 30, 2019

EIA estimates that total 2018 U.S. coal production was 755 million short tons (MMst), 20 MMst less than…
EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

January 22, 2019

EIA expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind will be the fastest growing source of…
New U.S. electric generating capacity in 2019 will come from renewables and natural gas

January 14, 2019

According to EIA’s latest inventory of electric generators, 23.7 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions and 8.3 GW of…
The Middle East, Africa, and Asia now drive nearly all global energy consumption growth

January 10, 2019

Energy consumption in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa continues to grow rapidly, with about 20% growth in…
Wholesale power prices were generally higher in 2018, with both winter and summer spikes

January 9, 2019

Wholesale electricity prices during 2018 at major trading hubs in the United States were generally higher than in…
Changes in coal sector led to less SO2 and NOx emissions from electric power industry

December 13, 2018

Annual U.S. electric power industry emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) have declined by 88%…
U.S. coal consumption in 2018 expected to be the lowest in 39 years

December 5, 2018

EIA expects total U.S. coal consumption in 2018 to fall to 691 million short tons (MMst), a 4%…
Study: Coal power plant regulations neglect a crucial pollutant

November 5, 2018

Cleaning up or replacing coal-fired power plants that lack sulfur pollution controls could help Texans breathe cleaner, healthier…
Natural gas-fired power plants are being added and used more in PJM Interconnection

October 19, 2018

The average annual capacity factors for natural gas-fired generators in the PJM Interconnection—the largest competitive wholesale electricity market in the United…
Hydro and fossil fuels power electricity growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 1, 2018

According to EIA’s international electricity statistics, hydroelectric and fossil fuel-powered generation were the top sources of growth between 2005…
Like natural gas, coal in the Southwest Power Pool is cycled to accommodate wind power

September 27, 2018

Electricity generation in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional transmission organization (RTO) covering all or part of fourteen…
Coal is the most-used electricity generation source in 18 U.S. states; natural gas in 16

September 12, 2018

Electricity generators that use fossil fuels continue to be the most common sources of electricity generation in most…
U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell slightly in 2017

September 6, 2018

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2017 fell to 5.14 billion metric tons, 0.9% lower than their…
Electric power sector coal inventories are expected to remain relatively low through 2019

August 23, 2018

In May 2018, coal inventories, or stockpiles, in the electric power sector totaled 128 million short tons (MMst),…
U.S. coal shipments reach their lowest levels in years

August 10, 2018

The 661 million short tons (MMst) of coal consumed in the electric power sector in 2017 was the…
Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high

July 13, 2018

EIA’s July 2018 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) expects natural gas-fired power plants to supply 37% of U.S. electricity generation this…
Coal plant retirements and high summer electricity demand lower Texas reserve margin

July 10, 2018

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of the state of Texas, estimates a reserve…
Petroleum, natural gas, and coal still dominate U.S. energy consumption

July 10, 2018

Fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have accounted for at least 80% of energy consumption in the United States…
Electric power sector consumption of fossil fuels at lowest level since 1994

May 30, 2018

Fossil fuel consumption in the electric power sector declined to 22.5 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017,…
Closing coal, oil power plants leads to healthier babies

May 25, 2018

Shuttering coal- and oil-fired power plants lowers the rate of preterm births in neighboring communities and improves fertility,…
Countries in and around the Middle East are adding coal-fired power plants

May 15, 2018

Planned coal-fired capacity additions from a number of countries in and around the Middle East will add 41…
Coal power generation declines in United Kingdom as natural gas, renewables grow

April 26, 2018

In the United Kingdom, electricity produced from coal declined from 42% of total electricity generation in 2012 to…
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