US utilities spending $51bn a year on upgrading distribution networks

Investment in customer meters has also more than doubled over the past decade as companies have upgraded them to smart meters

US gas generation ‘to reach near record high this summer’

Power plant operators added 5.4GW of new capacity during the first four months of 2018

US fossil fuel use ‘drops to lowest level since 1902’

It was driven by slight decreases in coal and natural gas consumption

Will autonomous vehicles increase US transport energy use?

Light-duty cars are expected travel around 3.3tn miles by 2050 – 18% higher than last year

US fossil fuel use in power sector at 23-year low

It was driven by a reduction in coal and oil consumption, with a slightly offsetting increase in natural gas consumption

Middle Eastern nations ‘plan to add 41GW of new coal over next decade’

That’s based on projects that have been announced and those currently waiting to be granted permission

Natural gas to overtake renewables in US power capacity additions

If that happens, it will be the first year since 2013 in which renewables did not make up a majority of added capacity

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 […]