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Coal

Nearly 600 million short tons (MMst) of coal was shipped to the U.S. electric power sector in 2018, the lowest level since 1983. Read more

Power Generation

Vistra Energy’s latest August 21 announcement to shut down four coal plants continues a decade-long trend of reduced coal use in Illinois’s power generation mix. Read more

Power Generation

For fossil fuels, the thermal conversion factors are based on the thermal energy released by burning or processing the fuels, also called their heat content. Read more

Power Generation

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing further amendments to the regulations governing the disposal of coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash. Read more

Regulations

Plant owners intend to retire another 17 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2025. Read more

Power Generation

After a 2.7% increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018, EIA’s July Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) forecasts a 2.2% decrease in CO2 emissions for 2019. Read more

Power Generation

Fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have accounted for at least 80% of energy consumption in the United States for well over a century. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

The EPA Administrator signed the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities final rule on December 19, 2014, and it was published in the Federal Register (FR) on April 17, 2015. Read more

Regulations

Primary energy consumption in the United States reached a record high of 101.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2018, up 4% from 2017 and 0.3% above the previous record set in 2007. Read more

Power Generation

Texas has more energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than any other state, while Vermont has the least, according to EIA’s recently released Energy-related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by State, 2005-2016. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Dominion Energy fires up Greensville County Power Station; Tenaska Power Plant in Pennsylvania begins commercial operation; Entergy nuclear plants contribute to Louisiana's bright future Read more

Power Generation

While U.S. coal consumption has generally declined since its 2008 peak, EIA expects that U.S. coal exports reached 116 million short tons (MMst) in 2018, the highest level in five years, based on foreign trade data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau Read more

Power Generation

Based on EIA’s December 2018 monthly electric generator inventory of utility-scale generation, 31.3 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity were added in the United States in 2018 and 18.7 GW of capacity were retired. Read more

Power Generation

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory have allocated up to $38 million in federal funding for cost-shared R&D projects enhancing technologies for the nation's existing coal-fired power plant fleet. Read more

Power Generation

In 2018, coal prices rose in three of the five major coal-producing regions, particularly the Northern and Central Appalachian regions. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

The utility-scale capacity additions consist primarily of wind (46%), natural gas (34%), and solar photovoltaics (18%), with the remaining 2% consisting primarily of other renewables and battery storage capacity. Read more

Power Generation

As we enter 2019, the mood in the LNG market is mixed. The big LNG buyers are back, and we are set for a record year for supply in terms of both production growth and new project FIDs. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

Vogtle 3 and 4 constitute the largest jobs-producing construction project in the state. Calling abundant, affordable and diverse domestic energy the underpinning of economic prosperity, the National Coal Council (NCC) has approved a new report. Read more

Power Generation

EIA expects total U.S. coal consumption in 2018 to fall to 691 million short tons (MMst), a 4% decline from 2017 and the lowest level since 1979. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

According to EIA’s international electricity statistics, hydroelectric and fossil fuel-powered generation were the top sources of growth between 2005 and 2015 in Sub-Saharan Africa, hydroelectric generation increased by about 40% in the region... Read more

Power Generation

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