Author: US Energy Information Administration

U.S. EIA Projects Global Energy Consumption Will Outpace Efficiency Gains In Most Cases

In our International Energy Outlook 2023 (IEO2023), we project that global energy-related CO2 emissions will increase by 2050 in a number of IEO2023 cases as global population growth and higher living standards push growth in energy consumption beyond advances in energy efficiency. In all IEO2023 cases, we expect global primary energy consumption … [continued]

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Peak Hourly US Electricity Demand In July Was The Second Highest Since 2016

  On July 27, 2023, peak hourly electricity demand in the continental United States reached 741,815 megawatt-hours (MWh). This peak was the second highest since we began collecting this data in 2016, just under the all-time high of 742,704 MWh recorded on July 20, 2022. Weather is a large driver … [continued]

U.S. Construction Costs Dropped for Solar, Wind, & Natural Gas-Fired Generators in 2021

The average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and natural gas-fired electricity generators all decreased in the United States in 2021 compared with 2020, according to our recently released data. Average construction costs fell by 18% from 2020 for natural gas-fired generators, by 5% for wind turbines, and by … [continued]

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67% of all Housing Units in the US Have Vehicle Parking Within 20 Feet of…

According to the 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey, 67% of all housing units in the United States have vehicle parking within 20 feet of an electrical outlet. This is significant when planning for the transition to EVs, where at-home charging is important. The distance of 20 feet is within the … [continued]

U.S. Uranium Production Up In 2022 After Reaching Record Lows In 2021

Uranium concentrate (U3O8) production in the United States was nearly 10 times higher than the previous year in 2022, partly as a result of higher uranium prices. U.S. U3O8 production remained near historic lows despite operations resuming at the White Mesa Mill, the United States’ only operating conventional uranium mill. Using different processes, five facilities in the … [continued]