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Natural gas power generation share grew for decade in Southern states  as coal declined

Natural gas power generation share grew for decade in Southern states as coal declined

 Texas and Oklahoma in region with some of country’s best wind resources Coal’s share of total electricity generation in the South declined over the past decade, from 50 per cent in 2006 to 29 per cent in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.As the use of coal has declined, the use of natural gas […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US news brief July 24: House passes bill to speed up natural gas pipeline permits

US news brief July 24: House passes bill to speed up natural gas pipeline permits

 Also in news brief: American Midstream sells propane business for $170 million, US House moves to streamline permitting process of natural gas pipelines As the California power grid adapts to increased solar electricity production, wholesale power prices are rising in the morning and evening hours, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The higher hourly prices in […]

Natural gas to be largest source of US electricity generation this summer

Natural gas to be largest source of US electricity generation this summer

Electricity generation for summer 2006, 25% came from natural gas, 46% from coal The US Energy Information Administration expects that electricity generation fueled by natural gas this summer (June, July, and August) will be lower than last summer, but it will continue to exceed that of any other fuel, including coal-fired generation, for the third summer […]

US wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at end of 2016

US wind generating capacity surpasses hydro capacity at end of 2016

ERCOT’s recent record of 16,022 MW occurred on morning of Dec. 25, accounted for more than 47% of generation mix Installed wind electric generating capacity in the United States surpassed conventional hydroelectric generating capacity, long the nation’s largest source of renewable electricity, after 8,727 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity came online in 2016, according […]

US natural gas-fired generating capacity likely to increase by 36 GW over next 2 years

US natural gas-fired generating capacity likely to increase by 36 GW over next 2 years

Coal’s share of generation projected to rise from 30% to 32% The electricity industry is planning to increase natural gas-fired generating capacity by 11.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 and 25.4 GW in 2018, based on information reported to EIA. If these plants come online as planned, annual net additions in natural gas capacity would be […]

By January 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US wholesale power prices fell in 2016, reflecting lower natural gas prices

US wholesale power prices fell in 2016, reflecting lower natural gas prices

 Natural gas was primary source of US electricity generation in 2016 for first time Average wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs across the United States during the first quarter of 2016 were significantly lower than during the same period in 2015, ranging from 24 per cent lower in California to 64 per cent lower in New […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
District of Columbia raises renewable portfolio standard target to 50% by 2032

District of Columbia raises renewable portfolio standard target to 50% by 2032

DC has limited renewable capacity, met compliance targets through purchase of renewable energy credits The District of Columbia (DC) increased and extended its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) target from 20 per cent by 2020 to 50 per cent by 2032, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The target includes a separate solar-specific target of 5 per cent by 2032, an increase […]

By August 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Clean Power Plan choices by states will change electricity generation mix

Clean Power Plan choices by states will change electricity generation mix

Demand-side energy efficiency plays a major role in holding down growth in electricity demand When designing the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency provided states with generation fuel and technology options to meet their emissions targets, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Given the options available to states, EIA has produced several scenarios as […]