Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Thermostats And Their Role In Energy Demand

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2009 Note: The ‘no central equipment’ group includes households whose main heating equipment is a portable heater, fireplace, or stove, or main cooling equipment is a room air conditioner. Thermostats are… Read More

Texas Sees Texas Size Growth In Wind Energy

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electricity Monthly UpdateGrowth in electricity demand in Texas has been met through increasing amounts of all sources of generation, but renewable sources have grown the fastest. Increased output from renewable sources (mostly wind generators… Read More

Large Solar Thermal Power Plants Mark Technology Gains

Several large, new solar thermal power plants are expected to begin commercial operation by the end of 2013, more than doubling the solar thermal generating capacity in the United States. The projects use different solar thermal technologies and storage options.… Read More
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Waste Fuel As A Significant Energy Source

Waste fuel accounted for 29% of U.S. manufacturing fuel use in 2010, according to EIA’s latest Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS). Waste fuels are usually byproducts of onsite production processes; most have little to no economic value and are generally… Read More

Fuel Economy Of New Vehicles Continues To Improve

Since the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74, U.S. government agencies and research institutes have published fuel economy statistics for new light-duty vehicles. Light-duty vehicles include all passenger and other vehicles with a gross weight of 8,500 pounds or less. These… Read More

Third Party Owned Solar Growing In A Big Way

One of the biggest developments in the U.S. residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market over the past few years has been the significant growth of residential solar PV systems not owned by homeowners. These are often referred to as third-party-owned systems.… Read More