EIA Energy Outlook 2013

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook: 2013

On December 5, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook report for 2013. The report concluded that the United States will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions nine percent by 2020 from 2005 levels, falling short of the 17 percent target. In addition, energy-related carbon emissions are projected to remain about five percent below 2005 levels through 2040. The report shows that by 2040 the power sector will become more reliant on low-carbon sources, with renewable power increasing from 13 percent of the electricity mix to 16 percent, natural gas from 24 percent to 30 percent, and coal falling from 42 percent to 35 percent. The EIA attributes the shift to “both market and policy factors, including the adoption of tighter economy fuel standards, the implementation of efficiency standards, and a continued shift to less carbon-intensive fuels.”

EIA Outlook 2013

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