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Estimating the environmental impact of Bitcoin mining

2 days ago

As an alternative to government-issued money, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin offers relative anonymity, no sales tax and freedom from…
Regional variations in household lighting consumption driven by bulb choice and bulb count

February 26, 2019

U.S. households consumed an average of 1,105 kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity for lighting in 2015, or about 10%…
One in three U.S. households faces a challenge in meeting energy needs

September 20, 2018

Nearly one-third of U.S. households (31%) reported facing a challenge in paying energy bills or sustaining adequate heating…
Power-hungry data centers may help make a more efficient national electric grid

September 17, 2018

Large-scale data centers — the massive warehouses full of mainframe computers that form the information backbones of companies…
In 2015, peripheral devices consumed nearly as much electricity as televisions

September 12, 2018

Results from EIA’s 2015 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) show that televisions and related peripheral devices—such as digital video recorders…
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…
India’s future energy use depends on its rate of economic growth

August 10, 2018

India’s economic development is likely to have a considerable impact on future international energy markets—including U.S. energy exports—because…
Higher economic growth in Africa could lead to more energy use, especially in industry

August 10, 2018

Africa, with its wealth of natural resources and fast-growing population, may have a significant impact on international energy…
Air conditioning accounts for about 12% of U.S. home energy expenditures

July 24, 2018

Air-conditioning equipment is used in 87% of homes in the United States and, according to the latest EIA…
Natural gas inventories end heating season at the lowest level since 2014

April 18, 2018

Working natural gas in storage in the United States as of March 31, 2018, the end of the…
New Research: Americans Are Conserving Energy by Spending More Time at Home

February 5, 2018

Environmental sustainability is a hot topic, and there are a wide variety of products to help people live…
Intensity of U.S. energy use in manufacturing decreases as output outpaces fuel use

October 23, 2017

The energy intensity of U.S. manufacturing has continued to decrease, according to the latest data from EIA’s Manufacturing Energy…
Buildings energy consumption in India is expected to increase faster than in other regions

October 11, 2017

EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that among all regions of the world, the fastest growth in buildings energy…
New project aims transform electrical grid resiliency distributed energy resources

October 2, 2017

In the event of a major earthquake, hurricane or flood, electricity might be lost for days, affecting communications,…
Beyond China and India, energy consumption in non-OECD Asia continues to grow

September 20, 2017

Based on projections in EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017), much of the future growth in world energy consumption will…
‘Smart meters need a rapid rethink’ say researchers

September 19, 2017

Researchers from the University of Bath have highlighted the limitations of the current £11 billion smart meter roll…
Among states, Texas consumes the most energy, Vermont the least

August 3, 2017

EIA’s State Energy Data System (SEDS) recently released 2015 data estimates for all 50 U.S. states and the…
Every tree counts – you can’t imagine how important trees are for weather in the cities

August 1, 2017

People love green cities. Trees seem to bring some nature into a somewhat cold and lifeless environment of…
Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania rank as the top net energy suppliers among states

August 1, 2017

EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s…
New tool could find relief for America’s overworked energy grid

July 31, 2017

Home may be where we can make the most difference when it comes to American energy usage —…
Shading and Lighting Retrofits Slash Energy Use in New York “Living Lab” Office Demonstration

July 11, 2017

By using advanced lighting and automated shades, scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley…
Even as renewables increase, fossil fuels continue to dominate U.S. energy mix

July 4, 2017

Fossil fuels have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. Since…
Fuel economy improvements are projected to reduce future gasoline use

May 25, 2017

Anticipated changes in energy consumption by light-duty vehicles in the United States are based on two factors: the…
Family TV viewing and SMS texting could help cut internet energy use

May 19, 2017

Scrapping automatically-playing videos in apps and reversing trends of instant messaging and on-demand services could be key to…
Researchers explore more energy efficient solutions for paper industry

May 17, 2017

If you had to name the industries in the United States that use the most energy, paper manufacturing…
U.S. energy consumption rose slightly in 2016 despite a significant decline in coal use

April 6, 2017

Primary energy consumption in the United States in 2016 totaled 97.4 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), a slight…
Electricity costs: A new way they’ll surge in a warming world

February 10, 2017

Climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more…
Turning up the thermostat in tropics shows promise for energy and comfort

December 23, 2016

Slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy…
Danes use less energy on heating

December 16, 2016

Denmark has an historically low real consumption of energy for heating, which has been ascertained by researchers at…
Winter residential electricity consumption expected to increase from last winter

December 13, 2016

EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) projects that the average residential customer will consume 4% more electricity over December…
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