Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Annual Energy Outlook Report 2012 Released

In June, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its most recent report, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 with Projections to 2035.  The two hundred and fifty plus page report which is available here (DOE/EIA-0383(2012)), "presents long-term projections of energy supply, demand, and prices through 2035, based on results from EIA’s National Energy Modeling System (NEMS)."  The report is broken out into the following sections including an executive summary, legislation and regulations section, issues in focus, and market trends research.  This report also contains a series of seven appendices on a variety of topics.  Of most interest to environmental researchers is the report's section on legislation and regulations which

discusses evolving legislative and regulatory issues, including a summary of recently enacted legislation and regulations, such as: the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December 2011 [1]; the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) as finalized by the EPA in July 2011 [2]; the new fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles published by the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in September 2011 [3]; and regulations pertaining to the power sector in California Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 [4].
Prior editions of the report are available from the EIA's archive: