December 11, 2023

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA: Renewable Curtailments Rising Steadily in CAISO

CAISO’s curtailment of solar and wind power is on the rise, and about three-quarters of curtailments so far this year have been from transmission congestion.

EIA, DNV Lay out Progress, Headwinds in Energy Transition
New reports by DNV and the EIA document the progress and challenges in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Lim, Aklin and Frank in Nature Communications
Green Jobs are Growing Far from Fossil Fuel Workers
Green jobs may be growing, but the vast majority of fossil fuel extraction workers whose jobs are threatened by the energy transition will not fill them, according to a new paper.
US Small-scale Solar Grew by a Record 6.4 GW in 2022
Installed small-scale solar capacity increased by an estimated 6.4 GW in 2022 — a record amount, even amid supply chain constraints and rising costs. 
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EIA Reports Rising Solar Installation, Oil Production
The Energy Information Administration gave contrasting snapshots of the U.S. energy sector Tuesday: oil production approaching a new high and solar power installation soaring as well.
Natural Gas Power Generation Expected to Set Record
With fuel prices much lower than in 2022, record amounts of electricity are expected to be generated by burning natural gas in July and August 2023.
California Duck Curve Getting Deeper
California's duck curve deepened to new levels this spring as solar capacity increased, at times exceeding demand, the Energy Information Administration said.
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RTOs Report Diminished Solar Output, Loads as Wildfire Smoke Passes
RTOs in the Northeast are experiencing diminished solar output and lower-than-expected loads as smoke from Canadian wildfires passes over the region.
EIA: US Natural Gas Use Hits 5-Year Low in Mild Winter
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that domestic use of natural gas reached a six-year January low this year.
Guterres: G20 Nations Should Commit to Net Zero by 2040
A report released by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of potential climate catastrophe by the 2030s if GHGs aren't slashed immediately.

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