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Experts Say Hydropower Needs to Double by 2050 to Meet Climate Goals

Global installed hydropower capacity rose by 26 GW in 2021 to 1,360 GW, but that’s far short of the progress needed to achieve the world’s climate change mitigation goals. “We…


Gas Power Outlook: Volatility and Viability

Natural gas generation’s future hinges on a precarious and exceptionally volatile set of issues that the conflict in Ukraine intensified. Experts from the full natural gas chain shed light on…


Direct-Use Power Generation to Outpace Retail Sales Through 2050

After decades of lethargic power demand—and negative growth in 2017—U.S. electricity use is expected to grow steadily through 2050, driven by a healthy economy and increasing efficiency, the U.S. Energy…


EIA International Outlook to 2040 Foresees Decoupling of Power Demand and Economic Growth

The world's frenzied economic growth through 2040 won't be matched by electricity demand growth, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) says in the International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016 ) released on…