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Higher renewable energy generation to cut coal reliance this summer, says EIA – EQ Mag

Corrects to say forecast is for a 15% drop in coal-powered output, not demand, in paragraph 1 The Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the largest increases in the U.S. electricity generation this summer to come from renewable energy sources and natural gas, contributing to a 15% reduction in coal-powered output from the previous year. Power […]

IREDA aims to become a Maharatna PSU by financial year 2030; – EQ

Coal-fired power fleet in US to halve by 2050, EIA projects – EQ Mag

The capacity of coal-fired power plants in the United States by 2050 will decline by more than half from 2022 levels, as environmental regulations raise costs and new plants powered by natural gas and renewable energy displace the aging fleet, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday. The Biden administration unveiled a sweeping […]

Central America’s Solar Revolution and the Rooftop Revolution in the U.S. -EQ

US power grid to rely on renewable sources, EIA says – EQ Mag

The U.S. power grid will almost double in capacity from 2022 to 2050 to meet rising demand, and most newly built capacity will be from renewable sources, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday. Declining capital costs for solar panels, wind turbines and battery storage, as well as government subsidies in renewable will […]

Central America’s Solar Revolution and the Rooftop Revolution in the U.S. -EQ

EIA expects a 2.4% increase in total U.S. electricity consumption in 2022 – EQ Mag Pro

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. electricity consumption this year to increase 2.4% over 2021, resulting primarily from increased economic activity but also from hot summer weather throughout most of the country. According to the agency’s August 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), growth in renewable energy will meet most of the increased electricity […]

Central America’s Solar Revolution and the Rooftop Revolution in the U.S. -EQ

Renewables covered 96% of new electrical capacity in the opening months of 2022 – EQ Mag Pro

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower) provided 96.3% of the domestic electrical generating capacity added in January and February 2022, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign. According to the latest issue of FERC’s” Energy […]

Role of prosumers in renewable energy adoption in India – EQ

Draft EIA Notification 2020 Is Out of Sync With State Practices, International Law

Many of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements to which India is a party contain a requirement to have a prior EIA in situations having a significant threat to the environment. The Delhi high court has extended the period of public consultation on the draft of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020, released by the Ministry […]

IREDA aims to become a Maharatna PSU by financial year 2030; – EQ

Three-Quarters of New US Generating Capacity in 2020 Will Be Renewable, EIA Says

2020 will be a record year for U.S. renewables construction as 6 gigawatts of coal capacity goes offline, according to new government figures. The U.S. Energy Information Administration has confirmed what it and industry watchers predicted a year ago — that wind and solar power will expand on their already-large share of new U.S. generation […]

Central America’s Solar Revolution and the Rooftop Revolution in the U.S. -EQ

Monthly U.S. renewable power output surpasses coal for first time -EIA

The share of renewable energy sources in U.S. power production has surpassed that of coal for the first time on a monthly basis, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Renewable sources, including utility-scale hydropower, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass, accounted for 23% of the country’s total electricity generation in April, versus 20% from […]

Central America’s Solar Revolution and the Rooftop Revolution in the U.S. -EQ

EIA Outlook 2019: The ‘Extremely Conservative’ Case for Renewables Growth

Outside analysts see better long-term growth prospects for wind, solar and electric vehicles than the projections offered up in the government report. The U.S. Energy Information Administration last week published the federal government’s annual long-term energy outlook report. Top-level items focused on the surging production of U.S. oil and natural gas, which the EIA expects […]

A global solar transition could leave Africa in the shade -EQ