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EIA report projects fossil and nuclear fuels will provide 83% of total global energy in 2040.

EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 projects that world energy consumption will increase by 28% from 2015 through 2040.  The report provides energy consumption projections for 16 world regions, divided according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) members and nonmembers (“non-OECD”). Non-OECD countries (developing nations like India and China) account for about 84% of … Continue Reading

EIA: Wyoming, Texas, and Pennsylvania Rank as The Top Net Energy Suppliers Among States

“EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota ranked as the top five net suppliers of energy in 2015. Overall, 12 states produced more primary energy than they consumed, while 38 … Continue Reading

Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Shale Development in Texas Released

On June 19, 2017, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) released a report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas.  TAMEST is a nonprofit organization and brain trust composed of Texas-based members of the National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicines, and the state’s Nobel Laureates. This comprehensive report … Continue Reading

EIA: Even as Renewables Increase, Fossil Fuels Continue to Dominate U.S. Energy Mix

“Fossil fuels have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. Since 1928, when consumption of natural gas surpassed that of biomass, the three fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have been the most consumed fuels in the United States. In 2016, fossil fuels accounted for 81% of total U.S. … Continue Reading