More than half a million Americans live within 3 miles of oil and gas flares

Texas, North Dakota and Montana produce the most flaring activity, according to a new report

US wind output hits new heights in December

EIA estimates that wind accounted for 9% of US electricity generation in 2020

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

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US consumption of renewable energy hit record high in 2019

The amount of renewables consumed last year held an 11% share of total US energy use, according to a report

Hydropower hailed as ‘most widely-used renewable power source’ in the world

Geothermal power is the least popular source of energy amongst producers, despite it being the main renewable source in the Philippines, Kenya and Nicaragua

Fossil fuels still most common power source in majority of US states

Coal generation still provides the largest power share in 18 states

Oil markets ‘to tighten for rest of the year’

Global oil markets are expected to tighten in the third quarter of 2017, before loosening through 2018. That’s according to a new forecast from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which suggests due to an estimated six-month lag between oil prices changing and production reacting, higher crude oil prices in mid-2017 have the potential to […]

China beats US as world’s largest oil importer

China has taken the top spot as the largest importer of oil in the world, according to US estimates. It beat the US last month, with its imports driven by “a steady growth in oil demand” as consumption in China outstripped production by 6.3 million barrels per day, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed in […]

US carbon emissions lowest since 1992

US carbon emissions are the lowest in 20 years, a new report claims. The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) report showed a total of 1,340million metric tons of carbon were released between January and March, down nearly 8% from the prior year and the lowest for the quarter since 1992. Emissions from coal were down 18% […]