From the iea Global EV Outlook 2023 Trends in batteries: Automotive lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery demand increased by about 65% to 550 GWh in 2022, from about 330 GWh in 2021, primarily as a result of growth in electric passenger car sales, with new registrations increasing by 55% in 2022 relative to 2021. …Read More »
Do warm or cold state households use more energy?
The eia article U.S. households in warmer states consumer less site energy than household in colder states by Greg Lawson and Mickey Francis (5/4/2023) provides this great graph. Site energy refers to the amount of energy that enters a home, including electricity from the grid, electricity from onsite solar panels, natural …Read More »
How has electricity generation changed?
First some good news. The eia report Renewable generation surpassed coal and nuclear in the U.S. electric power sector in 2022 by Katherine Antonio (3/27/2023) notes Last year, the U.S. electric power sector produced 4,090 million megawatthours (MWh) of electric power. In 2022, generation from renewable sources—wind, solar, hydro, biomass, …Read More »
How much crude oil will the U.S. produce?
According to the eia article U.S. crude oil production will increase to new records in 2023 and 2024 by Matthew French, Alexander DeKeyserling, Naser Ameen (1/25/2023): …we forecast that crude oil production in the United States will average 12.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2023 and 12.8 million b/d …Read More »
What should we know about oil markets?
The World Bank blog post Oil prices remain volatile amid demand pessimism and constrained supply by Peter Nagle and Kaltrina Temaj (12/16/2022) is a overview of the oil market. There are seven graphs but one, U.S. strategic reserves, caught my attention and is copied here. The United States and other …Read More »
How much natural gas does the industrial sector use?
The eia post Natural gas consumption in the industrial sector has grown slowly in recent years by Mike Kopalek (12/12/2022) provides the graph copied here. What may be more interesting is what all this natural gas is used for. A few highlights: Natural gas used to produce fertilizer is one …Read More »
Where is the coal and the coal jobs?
An interesting post by the eia and the title answers the question: Most U.S. coal is mined in the West, but most coal mining jobs are in the East by Elesia Fasching (11/8/2022). In 2021, 60% of the country’s coal was produced in the western United States, but only 28% …Read More »
How much nuclear power does California use?
From the eia article Nuclear power provided about 10% of California’s total electricity supply (9/19/2022) by Slade Johnson and Katherine Antonio: In 2021, three nuclear power plants supplied about 10% of California’s electricity. Diablo Canyon, located in San Luis Obispo County, is California’s last operating nuclear power plant, and it supplied …Read More »
Which electricity generation uses the least land?
The Our World in Data article How does the land use of different electricity sources compare? by Hannah Ritchie (6/16/2022) looks to answer this question. Here is what they consider: To capture the whole picture we compare these footprints based on life-cycle assessments. These cover the land use of the …Read More »
Which regions use the most AC?
From the eia article Nearly 90% of U.S. household used air conditioning in 2020 by Ross Beall and Bill McNary (5/31/2022): In 2020, the Midwest Census Region and South Census Region had the highest percentages of households using AC, at 92% and 93%, respectively. The lowest percentage of households using …Read More »