US coal exports up 61% last year

Coal exports to Asia more than doubled compared to 2016

US manufacturing generated up to 13% power onsite

In 2016, the entire sector produced 110 million MWh of electricity, driven in part by tax incentives and state initiatives

Wind to surpass hydropower in US energy mix

Wind power is forecast to surpass hydroelectricity as the largest renewable generation source in the US. That’s according to the latest report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which states few new hydro plants are expected to come online in the next two years. It adds its forecast is however mostly based on projections of […]

Natural gas to remain primary energy source in US

Natural gas is to remain the primary source of electricity generation in the US for at least the next two years. That’s the forecast from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which expects the share of total power supplied by natural gas-fired power plants to average 33% in 2018 and 34% in 2019. That’s an increase […]

China to lead growth in global natural gas use

The use of natural gas is expected to grow to 485 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) by 2040, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. That’s an increase from 340Bcf/d in 2015, according to latest projections from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). China is forecast to account for more than a quarter of […]

US energy emissions to fall in 2017 but rise next year

The US is expected to see a fall in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions this year, continuing the trend seen in 2015 and 2016. However, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts a 2.2% increase next year, with weather being a key factor. Its report suggests by the end of 2017, annual heating degree days are expected […]

Chinese coal production ‘to remain flat until 2040’

Coal-fired electricity generation in China is expected to remain flat through 2040. That’s according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest report, which suggests other sources such as renewables, natural gas and nuclear power will make up increasing shares of China’s power production. Despite the decline in coal’s generation share, it projects the source […]

World energy use ‘to grow 28% by 2040’

World energy consumption is to increase by 28% between 2015 and 2040. That’s the latest projection from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Most of the growth is expected to come from countries that are not in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and especially in nations where demand is driven by strong […]

US 2015 energy spend ‘lowest in more than a decade’

Energy expenditure in the US in 2015 was the lowest recorded in more than a decade. Latest figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveal spending for delivered energy in 2015 totalled $1.127 trillion (£0.87tn) – a 20% fall from the year before and the lowest since 2004. Around 45% of total US energy expenditure in […]

Maritime chokepoints block ‘can increase world energy prices’

Blocking maritime chokepoints, event temporarily, can lead to “substantial increases” in world energy prices. That’s according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which suggests chokepoints for maritime transit of oil are critical for global energy security because of the high volume of fuel and other liquids transported through their narrow straits. Chokepoints are narrow […]