US Energy Information Administration updates short-term bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

By Erin Voegele
Biomass Magazine
November 13, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook for November, providing updated bioenergy forecasts for 2017 and 2018, and updated wood heating forecasts for the 2017-’18 heating season. The EIA predicts wood biomass will be used to generate 112,000 MWh per day of electricity this year, falling to 111,000 MWh per day next year. Waste biomass is expected to be used to generate 58,000 MWh per day this year, increasing to 60,000 MWh per day next year. …The EIA predicts 2.229 million households will use wood as a primary heating fuel during the 2017-’18 heating season, down 1.7 percent from the 2016-’17 heating season.›

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