We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming–EIA’s Early Release of AE2012

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Administration Program has released a report with the early findings of their 2012 energy analysis of the U.S.

Highlights include:

  • Estimated energy consumption in 2012 of 96.8 quads, as opposed to their prediction of 99.46 quads for 2012 made just last year
  • Projections of consumption of 105.29 quads for 2030, down from last year’s prediction of 111.03 quads for 2030
  • Projections of 107.97 quads for 2035, down from last year’s prediction of 114.19
  • Projected CAGR of 0.4% through 2035, down from last year’s projected CAGR of 0.6%

The Executive Summary of the report is here. The interactive tables showing their work is here. The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein offers rapid reaction here.

If it’s all the same to you, I think I’ll think about this before weighing in…

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