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Energy Department Reports: Wind Energy Continues Rapid Growth in 2016

August 8, 2017 - in Energy, Featured, Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Energy Department today released three wind market reports demonstrating continued growth in wind energy nationwide. America’s wind industry added more than 8,200 megawatts (MW) of capacity last year, representing 27 percent of all…

NARUC Welcomes FERC Senate Confirmations and Quorum

August 4, 2017 - in Energy

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of Robert F. Powelson and Neil Chatterjee…

North America Oilfield Roller Chain Market to Cross $146 million by 2022

August 3, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

According to a recently published TechSci Research report, “North America Oilfield Roller Chain Market By Application, By Type, By Country, Competition…

Many States Have Adopted Policies to Encourage Energy Efficiency

August 3, 2017 - in Energy

As of July 2017, thirty states and the District of Columbia have adopted energy efficiency policies—either mandated requirements, voluntary goals, or pilot programs—designed to lower the growth of electricity consumption by using electricity more efficiently.…

Energy Department Announces Eleven Projects to Boost Private-Sector Support of Energy Innovation

August 2, 2017 - in Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7.8 million in support of eleven projects to unlock private-sector resources for energy innovation. The projects, part of DOE's Innovative Pathways program, are designed to address…

RES Announces Sale of Cactus Flats Wind Facility

August 2, 2017 - in Energy, Renewables

BROOMFIELD, CO – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operations of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce the sale of the Cactus Flats Wind Facility…

Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as the Top Net Energy Suppliers Among States

August 1, 2017 - in Energy

EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota ranked as the top five net suppliers…

U.S. Crude Oil Production Forecast Expected to Reach Record High in 2018

July 31, 2017 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

In EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), total U.S. crude oil production is forecast to average 9.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, up 0.5 million b/d from 2016. In 2018, EIA expects crude oil production to reach an average of 9.9 million…

Natural Gas-Fired Electricity Generation so far this Summer is Below Last Year’s Level

July 31, 2017 - in Energy

The amount of natural gas used for electricity generation, also known as power burn, reached its highest daily level so far in 2017 during the past week, exceeding 41 billion cubic feet (Bcf) on July 20, according to data from PointLogic Energy. Natural gas-fired…

Per Capita Residential Electricity Sales in the U.S. Have Fallen Since 2010

July 27, 2017 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Following sustained growth through 2010, U.S. residential electricity sales have declined in both absolute and per capita terms. Although changes in the weather are a key driver of year-over-year fluctuations, energy efficiency improvements and economic factors…