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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…
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,…
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