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Natural Gas is the New King of the Hill

Natural Gas is the New King of the Hill

Natural gas is the new king of the hill — the leading fuel used to generate electricity. That’s the findings of the US Energy Information Administration, which also says that coal will dip to 30 percent while renewables will be 15 percent.

HFC-Free Technology Digest Launched

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report focused on HFC-free climate-friendly technologies, Putting the Freeze on HFCs: A global digest of available climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies. Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs — which have global warming potentials (GWPs) ranging from hundreds to thousands of times higher than CO2 — … Read more »

Petroleum Refineries’ Capacity Increases

Petroleum Refineries’ Capacity Increases

The capacity of US petroleum refineries increased by 101,000 barrels per calendar day between 2013 and 2014, according to a report by the US Energy Information Administration. There are currently 139 operating refineries and three idle refineries with total atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity of 17.9 million bbl/cd in the … Read more »

Nuclear Plant Retirements to ‘Slightly Increase’ Carbon

Nuclear Plant Retirements to ‘Slightly Increase’ Carbon

Future US CO2 emissions will be affected by retirements of coal and nuclear power plants, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 looks at several accelerated retirements cases that represent conditions leading to additional coal and nuclear plant retirements. CO2 emissions are significantly reduced … Read more »

Light-Duty Vehicle Use Drops

Light-Duty Vehicle Use Drops

In 2012, vehicle miles traveled per licensed driver of light-duty vehicle fell to 12,500, down from a 2007 peak of 12,900 miles, according to US Energy Administration figures. The shift in vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, highlights the importance of travel behavior and its influence on LDV energy consumption. Before the 2007 … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Keystone XL Pipeline, Climate Envoy, European Emissions Market

The State Department released a report concluding that the Keystone XL pipeline would not substantially worsen carbon pollution, leaving an opening for President Obama to approve the politically divisive project, the New York Times reports. The department’s long-awaited environmental impact statement appears to indicate that the project could pass the criteria … Read more »

US Biodiesel Production Hits Record High

US Biodiesel Production Hits Record High

The US produced 132 million gallons of biodiesel in October, a record amount that is 75 percent more than the same month in 2012, according to the latest data released by the US Energy Information Administration. Production in October 2013 was about 5 million gallons more than in September, according to the EIA data. … Read more »

Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Fall to 19-Year Low

Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Fall to 19-Year Low

US carbon dioxide emissions generated from energy consumption and production fell 3.8 percent in 2012 to 5,290 million metric tons, reaching their lowest level since 1994, according to a report from the Energy Information Administration. Annual energy-related emissions were 5,498 million metric tons in 2011, the EIA says in its report. … Read more »

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Lumber Liquidators Importing Illegal Hardwood Flooring, EIA Says

Lumber Liquidators is purchasing illegal wood, according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). The largest retailer of hardwood flooring in the US is under investigation by federal authorities for possible violations of the Lacey Act — a law banning the illegal harvest and trade of wood and … Read more »

Net Oil Imports ‘Could Drop to 7% by 2040’

Net Oil Imports ‘Could Drop to 7% by 2040’

US crude oil production, which is currently projected to range between 6 and 8 million barrels per day (bbl/d) over the next 30 years, could reach as high as 10 million bbl/d by 2040 under an alternative resource scenario, according to the Energy Information Administration. Total US liquid fuels production, … Read more »