Google Play icon
Covering only 1% of the World‘s Cropland with Solar Panels could meet Humanity‘s Energy Needs

August 14, 2019

Sounds too good to be true? Not according to researchers from Oregon State University (OSU), who had conducted…
Societal values and perceptions shape energy production and use as much as new technology

May 30, 2019

Societal values and perceptions have shaped the energy landscape as much as the technologies that drive its production…
Improving wind power for energy production

May 22, 2019

Scientists have released the first of several reports with findings that could help officials manage wind power facilities…
Ben Ollis: Microgrids for a resilient power system

May 20, 2019

While learning the ins and outs of utility operations as a part-time dispatcher during college, Ben Ollis coped…
Wind turbines to venture out into the deep sea

April 25, 2019

Floating offshore wind turbines are gaining ground. A new Danish project aims to make it cheaper and easier…
U.S. crude oil production grew 17% in 2018, surpassing the previous record in 1970

April 10, 2019

Annual U.S. crude oil production reached a record level of 10.96 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2018, 1.6 million…
Despite recent supply reductions, global liquid fuels production to outpace demand

March 5, 2019

Despite relatively lower supply from a number of major crude oil-producing countries, including Saudi Arabia, Libya, Venezuela, and…
EIA expects stable U.S. biofuels production, consumption, and trade through 2020

March 5, 2019

In its February 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA forecasts that several recent trends in U.S. biofuels markets will continue…
EIA’s new Key Statistics and Indicators section highlights long-term state energy data

February 26, 2019

EIA recently released a new Key Statistics and Indicators section in the State Energy Data System (SEDS), EIA’s comprehensive source…
Azerbaijan to become a more significant supplier of natural gas to Southern Europe

February 20, 2019

Azerbaijan is an important supplier of crude oil and natural gas in the Caspian Sea region, particularly to…
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. natural gas prices, production, consumption, and exports increased in 2018

January 8, 2019

In 2018, the average annual Henry Hub natural gas spot price increased to $3.16 per million British thermal…
Advanced drones chasing defective solar cells

December 28, 2018

Better maintenance, detailed knowledge and optimized operation. In short, this is what owners of large solar farms can…
Appalachia, Permian, Haynesville drive U.S. natural gas production growth

September 3, 2018

Gross production of natural gas in the United States has generally been increasing for more than a decade…
New approaches to chemical and electrical energy conversions

July 17, 2018

For the second time, the U.S. Department of Energy renewed funding for a center designed to explore fundamental…
Recipe for deep ocean oil pipelines

June 26, 2018

Beads of plastic are melted and extruded into an elongated form, which is marinated in diesel and boiled…
By some measures, U.S. natural gas production set a record in 2017

April 18, 2018

Two out of three of EIA’s measures of natural gas production in the United States set records in…
By some measures, U.S. natural gas production set a record in 2017

April 12, 2018

Two out of three of EIA’s measures of natural gas production in the United States set records in…
U.S. uranium production in 2017 was the lowest since 2004

February 28, 2018

U.S. uranium concentrate production totaled 2.44 million pounds in 2017, down 16% from 2016 and the lowest annual…
System Developed at MIT Generates Power from Daily Temperature Fluctuations

February 19, 2018

Researchers at MIT had recently developed a system capable of converting fluctuations in temperature which occur during the…
Hurricane Harvey caused electric system outages and affected wind generation in Texas

September 15, 2017

Hurricane Harvey caused substantial electricity outages, as power plants and transmission infrastructure—particularly in south Texas and along the…
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…
Per capita residential electricity sales in the U.S. have fallen since 2010

July 27, 2017

Following sustained growth through 2010, U.S. residential electricity sales have declined in both absolute and per capita terms.…
More than half of small-scale photovoltaic generation comes from residential rooftops

June 5, 2017

Generation from small-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems totaled about 37% of the annual generation from all U.S. solar PV…
Ohio and Pennsylvania increased natural gas production more than other states in 2016

April 26, 2017

After reaching a record high of 79 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2015, U.S. marketed natural…
Total U.S. energy production falls in 2016 after six consecutive years of increases

April 4, 2017

U.S. primary energy production totaled 84.1 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2016, falling 4% from the 2015…
Coal production increases during second half of 2016, but still below 2015 levels

March 30, 2017

After falling in six out of seven quarters from mid-2014 to mid-2016, coal production rose in the third…
Tight oil expected to make up most of U.S. oil production increase through 2040

February 14, 2017

EIA’s recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) Reference case projects that U.S. tight oil production will increase…
Argentina seeking increased natural gas production from shale resources to reduce imports

February 13, 2017

Despite its estimated 802 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of unproved, technically recoverable shale gas resources, Argentina’s dry natural…
With low oil prices in 2016, federal revenues from energy on federal lands again declined

January 25, 2017

In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the U.S. government collected almost $6 billion in revenues from royalties, rental costs,…
Coal production declines in 2016, with average coal prices below their 2015 level

January 10, 2017

U.S. coal production in 2016 is expected to total 743 million short tons (MMst), 17% lower than in…
Hydraulic fracturing accounts for about half of current U.S. crude oil production

December 21, 2016

Even though hydraulic fracturing has been in use for more than six decades, it has only recently been…
Solar, natural gas, wind make up most 2016 generation additions

December 21, 2016

Electric generating facilities expect to add more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity to the power…
Offshore production nearly 30% of global crude oil output in 2015

October 26, 2016

Global offshore oil production in 2015 was at the highest level since 2010, and accounted for nearly 30%…
Future natural gas plant liquids production depends on resources, market conditions

August 4, 2016

Natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) accounted for 22% of total U.S. petroleum and other liquid fuels production in…
UI scientists using sunlight, water to make clean energy

June 16, 2016

University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean energy from sunlight and…
U.S. Southern states lead growth in biomass electricity generation

May 26, 2016

Over the past five years, U.S. electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 gigawatthours (GWh)…
United States remains largest producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons

May 24, 2016

The United States remained the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbons in 2015, according to…
Water-Energy Nexus New Focus of Berkeley Lab Research

May 24, 2016

Billions of gallons of water are used each day in the United States for energy production—for hydroelectric power…
Total U.S. energy production increases for sixth consecutive year

April 21, 2016

Total U.S. energy production increased for the sixth consecutive year. According to data in EIA’s most recent Monthly Energy…
“Community solar” systems may add savings to local, cooperative energy projects

March 31, 2016

Part of the future of solar energy, especially for residential use, may be small “community-based” systems in which…
U.S. production of hydrocarbon gas liquids expected to increase through 2017

March 30, 2016

U.S. production of hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL)—a group of products including ethane, propane, butanes, and natural gasoline—is expected…
Modernizing a Technology From the Vacuum Tube Era To Generate Cheap Power

March 2, 2016

When scientists Daniel Riley and Jared Schwede left Stanford University last year to join Cyclotron Road, a Lawrence Berkeley…
Initial production rates in tight oil formations continue to rise

February 15, 2016

Tight oil production in the United States increased from 2007 through April 2015, based on estimates in EIA’s Drilling…
Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in U.S.

January 31, 2016

A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind…
Electric generator capacity factors vary widely across the world

December 29, 2015

The technologies used to generate electricity are similar across regions of the world, but the pattern of use…
Pacific Northwest electricity mix influenced by weather conditions, El Niño

December 7, 2015

In the summer of 2015, hydroelectric generation in Washington and Oregon, which provides the largest share of electricity…
United Nations report takes a global view of ‘Green Energy Choices’

December 1, 2015

Finding the right mix of green energy technologies for generating electricity will be crucial in reducing the global…
Despite recent closures, U.S. nuclear capacity is scheduled to increase by 2020

November 4, 2015

Despite the scheduled closure of more than 2,000 megawatts (MW) of nuclear generating capacity by 2019, scheduled additions…
Technology Org App
Google Play icon
87,514 science & technology articles

Most Popular Articles

  1. An 18 carat gold nugget made of plastic (January 13, 2020)
  2. Anti Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night (February 3, 2020)
  3. Toyota Raize is a new cool compact SUV that we will not see in this part of the world (November 24, 2019)
  4. Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power (January 21, 2020)
  5. Physicist Proposes a Testable Theory Stating that Information has Mass and could Account for Universe s Dark Matter (January 24, 2020)

Follow us

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Tumblr   RSS   Newsletter via Email