Tag Archives: vary

Electric generator capacity factors vary widely across the world

September 8, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Capacity factors reflect actual generation as a percent of continuous operation at full capacity. The technologies used to generate electricity are similar across regions of the world, but the pattern of use for those generating technologies can be significantly different. Analysis of electric generating plant utilization […]

Energy resource permanent funds vary by purpose and state

April 30, 2015 Source: State Treasurer’s Office reports for each state as of December 31, 2014 Note: * West Virginia’s fund is too new to show a measurable balance. Taxation of coal, crude oil, and natural gas production presents opportunities for states to collect revenue as nonrenewable resources are produced. Natural resource permanent funds are […]

Wind generation seasonal patterns vary across the United States

February 25, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Forms EIA-860 and EIA-923 Note: Data include facilities with a net summer capacity of 1 MW and above only. Wind plant generation performance varies throughout the year as a result of highly seasonal wind patterns. Nationally, wind plant performance tends to be highest during the spring and […]

Electricity transmission investments vary by region

September 3, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Financial Reports, as accessed by Ventyx Velocity Suite Investment in new transmission infrastructure in the United States by investor-owned utilities has increased substantially over the past 15 years, but varies significantly across regions. Investor-owned utilities have added new transmission for […]

Reasons for projected natural gas-fired generation growth vary by region

August 15, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Reference case Note: Values for the Northeast Power Coordinating Committee, Midwest Reliability Organization, and Western Electricity Coordinating Council regions account only for the portions of these regions within the United States. Totals exclude electric generation in the end-use sector, which is largely onsite industrial generation. WECC is […]

Fuel economy and average vehicle cost vary significantly across vehicle types

July 22, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Note: Years represent vehicle availability in the midsize passenger car size class. Vehicle price and fueling costs are important factors consumers take into account when deciding to purchase a new light-duty vehicle. While vehicle purchase is influenced by cost and fuel economy, other important factors such as […]

Recent trends in energy-related CO2 emissions vary across regions and states

June 3, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, State Energy Data System (SEDS) 2014 U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2013 were 10% below the benchmark year of 2005. Emissions in 2013 were roughly 2% above their 2012 level and 1.5% below their 2011 level, when emissions were 8.6% below the 2005 level. Recently […]

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