US wind and solar electricity hit new heights

Electrical generation by all renewables has made up 20.7% of the country’s total electrical output in 2020

US natural gas and oil production to fall in 2021

That would be a result of a decline in drilling activity related to low oil prices, with responses to the COVID-19 pandemic also leading to supply and demand disruptions

Solar and wind to make up almost 70% of new US utility-scale capacity in 2021

An estimated 15.4GW of utility-scale solar capacity is forecast to be added to the grid in the new year, surpassing the 12GW increase in 2020

US utility-scale battery storage costs fell nearly 70% between 2015 and 2018

The average energy capacity cost of rapidly decreased from $2,152/kWh in 2015 to $625/kWh three years later

US sets new records for natural gas production and consumption in 2019

The Energy Information Administration reveals natural gas production rose by 10%, reaching a record high average of 93.1 billion cubic feet per day

US energy-related emissions hit 50-year low during pandemic

In April, carbon dioxide emissions from petroleum and coal consumption fell to their record low, according to a report

‘World’s largest’ airport-based solar farm is ready to take off in Canada

The project is expected to have an annual energy production of 200,000MWh, which will result in an annual offset of 106,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide

‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal for the first time in more than 130 years’

In 2019, electricity generation from coal fell to its lowest level in 42 years, according to a new report

‘US renewable power generation surpasses coal generation for 40 days’

In 2019, renewable generation in the US exceeded that of coal for 38 days, according to a new report

Crude oil price forecast to fall in the first half of 2020

The Energy Information Administration forecasts Brent crude oil spot price will average $65 per barrel in 2020 and $68 per barrel in 2021